Gypsies of Alagoas, Brazil
Gypsies Matias Vila Penedo, Alagoas, Brazil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaDwTcVp4P4 Documentary of the customs and traditions of Gypsies/Roma of the Peneda Algoas village.
"Open your mind and speak out against racism" -...
golden-zephyr: The European-wide Action Week against Racism began on 17 March around Europe and will run until 25 March. This year the slogan is “Open your mind and speak out against racism”. The Czech Helsinki Committee has issued a press release on this event, which is organized by the international UNITED network and supported by the various organizations around Europe conducting the...
Opre Roma: Gypsies in Canada by Tony Papa (Video) →
This documentary celebrates the vibrant culture and tenacious struggle of the Canadian Gypsy and introduces a new generation of Roma who claim their roots with pride. They call themselves by their rightful name, the Roma. Almost 80,000 call Canada home. Meet Julia Lovell, a passionate defender of Roma human rights, whose father is slowly gaining the confidence to reveal his heritage; and Karen...
daughterroma asked: Hi, i just wanted to say, im soo happy to see a good roma blog. discussing and expressing our culture. I'm from England, and also share your views on the programme 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding', and many other topics on your blog. Hope in the future to discuss and learn more. Katie Williams, 21 years old, Herefordshire :)
diaryofaromanifilmmaker: Stop My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - Take Action Now! Click Here to Sign the Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/7177/petition.html For hundreds of years Romani have suffered racism and prejudice because of the way we were stereotyped. A lot of hard work has went into changing people’s view of us around the world. This is being destroyed along with the reputations of...
Slovakia: World Bank Study refutes myth of Romani... →
The stereotype that Romani people in particular are drawing the kind of welfare benefit known as aid to those in material distress in Slovakia has now been refuted by a World Bank report commissioned by the Slovak Labor Ministry. Most of the Slovak state’s money intended for the poorest members of society, those who are long-term unemployed or who may have never worked, is not being sent to...
Foreign Roma denied access to overnight café in... →
Kalkkers, a late-night café in Helsinki operated by the homeless advocacy organisation No Fixed Abode, has decided not to allow its premises to be used as housing for foreign itinerant Roma. The establishment posted a sign in Romanian on its door informing visitors of the ban. The reason given for the move was a lack of space, the association says. “This is not primarily a place of...
Ombudsman probes discrimination against Romani... →
Brno, March 2 (CTK) - The Ombudsman’s Office is carrying out a research into the ethnic origin of pupils at Czech elementary practical schools for slightly mentally disabled to find out whether Romany children are discriminated against, its spokeswoman Iva Hrazdilkova told CTK Friday. The study is to assess whether Romanies in the Czech Republic have equal chances of achieving a good-quality...
Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance... →
As part of the Government of Serbia’s commitment to address the significant health inequities between Roma and majority populations, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights, Public Administration and Local Self-government held a Roma health forum in Belgrade on 28–29 February 2012, and adopted a national declaration on Roma health. In Europe, there is an evidence of...
You think it doesn't matter
golden-zephyr: .. and that as long as you have a good intentions you can use the word ‘gypsy’ however you please. Our cries of “please don’t, it’s a racial slur!” are met with anger, bigotry, and hatred. People fail to see why it’s a big deal and accuse us of over-reacting, being ‘angry’, or worse, being racists ourselves. We’re accused of hating All White people and being the very thing we...
golden-zephyr: I’m tired of everyone just calling us “gypsies” and having NO CLUE as to the complexity of our heritage. So here. This is a POST: Eastern European Roma: Gadže call these people Rom Vlax (or Vlach) which is actually contradictory, since Vlach is the name of a non-Roma people and is similar to the word gadžo. It actually means Walachian or Romanian and is the ethnic name of...
It's wrong to shut door on European refugees →
Last week’s new immigration omnibus bill takes aim at refugees from supposedly safe places, like Europe. It is ironic that refugees from Europe are now the most suspect. The current legal definition of a refugee was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. Until the mid-1960s, only Europeans could be refugees. There are three things wrong with targeting refugees from Europe. Each...
Firewood was distributed to Transcarpathian Roma... →
The action was financed by the programme “Roma of Ukraine” by the international foundation “Renaissance”. Myroslav Horvat, the expert of the programme board of “Roma of Ukraine”, controlled the due course of the handing out of wood. On-site distribution was by the members was observed by Uzhhorod district’s women’s NGO “Karmelita”, including its chairman Anzhelika Lakatosh. In February, 2012,...
Hidden Gypsies of Jerusalem →
Jerusalem is a mosaic of diverse religious and ethnic communities, but most Israelis are unaware of the presence of Gypsies. Photo by: PETRA VAN DER ZANDE Jerusalem is a mosaic of diverse religious and ethnic communities, including small minorities that live largely separated to themselves. Nestled in the Old City and a few outlying neighborhoods are members of a unique non-Arab community that...
What is the Point of Writing up Reports on the... →
Photo by Steed Gamero, Roberto Malini and Dario Picciau with Viktoria Mohacsi Milan -A Report on the Roma People by the EU Commissioner for Human Rights has been made public. This represents another document on Roma and Sintis highlighting the institutional persecution they are being subjected to. What is the point of these annual reports? To be honest – despite opening them every time with...
Museum of Romani Culture to commemorate mass... →
On Wednesday, 7 March 2012, it will have been 69 years since the first mass transport of Romani people from the city of Brno and other parts of Moravia under the Nazi Protectorate to the death camp at Auschwitz. On this occasion, the Museum of Romani Culture, as is its tradition, will commemorate this tragic event. The commemoration will take place in the fourth hall of the museum’s...
European Roma Rights Centre →
Budapest, Prague, 1 March 2012: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC),Amnesty International and the Hate Is No Solution Coalition, sent a letter today calling for authorities to act against anti-Roma violence in Czech Republic. The organisations are calling on authorities in Czech Republic to take urgent measures to prevent further attacks, to protect Roma from discriminatory violence and to...
Experts say there is a threat of local wars... →
A recent study on trends in the neo-Nazi movement, commissioned by the Czech Interior Ministry and undertaken by a group of authors led by political scientist Miroslav Mareš, has warned that in several high-risk places in the Czech Republic, such as Ostrava, local wars between ethnic gangs might occur that could involve brutal clashes between groups of young people. In its section on violent...
Model Programme To Provide A Lifeline To Those... →
The Government is launching a comprehensive programme equalling HUF 410 million (approx. EUR 1.41 million), aimed at helping families in extreme poverty. The first model programme is to start in the provincial town of Szolnok. To implement the programme, the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice signed a cooperation agreement with the National Roma Self-government, a local training and...
Breaking the Chains of Poverty in the Macedonian... →
SKOPJE, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia — Here in the capital city, people enjoy the life of a modern Europe. But just an hour’s drive away, on its outskirts lies Shutto Orizari, a derelict ghetto that is home to more than 30,000 Roma people. This is where Bajramsha Salmani lives. Barely 30 years old, she has seven children. “I wasted my whole life caring for my...
Romedia: Giving the Roma a voice in the mainstream... →
Ask someone from Western Europe what they know about the Roma and the answer is unlikely to be comprehensive. Filming in Paris amid the deportation scandals in 2010, we asked passers-by what they thought of the situation. While most criticized the government’s policies and considered the Roma’s treatment unfair, actual knowledge of “who the Roma are” was almost non-existent. A young man kept...
Roma inclusion: Up to the majority →
Profound lack of political accountability towards Roma constituencies plays into the hands of populist Roma politicians, writes Valeriu Nicolae. Real inclusion will happen only when majorities stop expecting Roma leaders to solve what is a majority problem: European anti-Gypsyism. Discussions on the Roma at the European level are plagued by ambiguities, as is the very question of Roma identity...
Roma teenagers go from Serbian slum to world stage →
BELGRADE — Ibrahim Gasi, his parents and brother live in a cardboard hut in a muddy Belgrade slum packed with scrap metal, but the young Roma singer has already starred on the stages of Montreal, Paris and London. The 20-year-old Gasi, better known by his nickname Bibi, is the lead singer in a show highlighting the plight of the Roma, one of Eastern Europe’s most discriminated-against ethnic...
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Kinder der Landstrasse - Children of the Open Road →
golden-zephyr: Die Schweizer Fahrenden leben seit Jahrhunderten ohne festen Wohnsitz in der Schweiz – stets ein wenig auf stetigem Kriegsfuss mit der sesshaften Bevölkerung und deren Behörden. 1926 gründete die Pro Juventute die Aktion «Kinder der Landstrasse», welche die Kinder der Jenischen entführten und in die sesshafte Welt zwingen wollten Badly translated: The Swiss Travellers have...