Panel discussion to mark the International Roma Day, 8 April 2014 at the Palais des Nations – Room VII
Persistent discrimination and exclusion have kept Roma in situations of extreme poverty, poor housing conditions without water and sanitation, but too often with a permanent threat of eviction.
Panelists Valeriu Nicolae, Saimir Mile, Gina Csanyi-Robah and Margarita Ilieva will be discussing the problems of housing and forced evictions of Roma.
At the third year celebration of the International Day in Japan by The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism, Professor KANEKO is giving a talk on Roma people’s struggle and actual situation in Canada. He has translated into Japanese, “Zhivindi Yag , The Living Fire” by Ronald Lee, which was an autobiographic novel on the author, Roma community elder in Eastern Canada; and published through Sairyusha-publishing co. in March 2014.
International Roma Day on the 8th of April is an international day to celebrate Roma culture and reflect on issues facing Roma communities. To mark Roma Nation Day the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy will be holding a short film screening and discussion on Roma school segregation in Europe, which will focus on the causes of segregation and strategies to challenge it. The film is titled: Our School and was directed and produced by Mona Nicoara.
From 7th until 18 April, in the framework of the European Project “Restoring the European Dimension of Romani language and culture”, the Council of Europe will host the exhibition “Romani language: an asset for education and diversity" in partnership with the European Roma and Travellers Forum, Rromani Baxt as a part of the Dosta! Campaign activity. This exhibition received the support of the General Delegation on the French Language and the Languages of France from the Ministry of Culture and Communication.