A group of Roma women from Vilnius creating their Peace Quilt to illustrate a Romani engagement within the Advocacy Project in Lithuania in cooperation with the Roma Community Center. The Peace Quilt (entitled Romano Trajo! - Romani Life!) will be centered around a piece depicting the meeting of the families to discuss the engagement, while the side panels will focus on the main characters.
The Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia is organising the round table “Human Rights Day: Go beyond prejudice, meet the Roma” within the framework of the Council of Europe Dosta! campaign. The round table wilf take place on December 10th 2012. from 11.00 am till 13.00 pm in the “Bogdan Ogrizovic’ library, Zagreb, Croatia, and it will also serve as the opening of the Barvale exhibition in Croatia.
For twenty years Romedia Foundation’s mission has been to challenge the discrimination faced by the Roma people in Hungary and across Europe.
As a general matter, public opinion does not recognize the Roma and Sinti as victims of the Holocaust. Roma are thus deprived of the protection that historic memory would give them. Romedia Foundation believes that the moral consequences of the Nazi genocide have to be extended to the Roma and Sinti: only by acknowledging the past, we can understand how hatred of the present represents a deeper threat.
The 3rd edition of the Dosta !-Congress Prize for Municipalities that have implemented innovative and creative initiatives to effectively ensure the long-term integration of the Roma and Traveller communities within their borders, while respecting the diversity of these communities and ensuring their active participation in democratic life, is now open.
On 8 April, the Roma gypsy community in Scotland celebrate a day dedicated to their culture and way of life. Music and song is part of every day Roma life, with children learning to play a variety of instruments from as early as three years old.
Young Roma people from Govanhill in Glasgow travel to Castlemilk Youth Complex every week to play traditional Roma songs and to create rap music in their native Slovakian language. Amazingly, all the musicians are self-taught and don't restrict themselves to one instrument, moving from drums, to guitar, to keyboard.