What’s it going to take to end school segregation in Slovakia? New report exposes the depths of discrimination faced by Romani children

2017-03-01

By Bernard Rorke and Marek Szilvasi

A new report by the ERRC and Amnesty International exposes the shocking extent of school segregation and deeply embedded institutional racism in Slovakia. This discriminatory system continues to deny Romani children the opportunity of quality inclusive education and traps them in an intergenerational cycle of poverty and exclusion.

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Celebrating Our Diverse Language Heritage

2017-02-21

Roma, Gipsies, Manushes, Gitans/Gitanos, Kale, Sinte, sa manuśa kaj beśen and-e verver thema and-o sasto sundal, po-but thar 10 milionă sine and-e Evropa, thaj isi panda ki Amerika, Australia, Azia thaj kola. So unisardel savore kadale dźene andar verver thema, kontinentă, regionă, so isi len verver tradicie, aćara, jivoto?

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Dipping Our Toes in the Waters of Intersectionality

2017-02-20

By Benjamin Ignac

Intersectionality is a neologism coined by American civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989. It was used to describe the complex and cumulative way that the effects of different forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, and intersect-especially in the experiences of marginalized people or groups. Although it’s been around for a while now, intersectionality is still a word that’s new to many of us. 

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Still un-integrated: Ukraine’s Roma Integration Strategy leads nowhere

2017-02-09

By Volodymyr Navrotskyy

Ukraine’s Roma integration strategy is in need of a complete overhaul; and if the government is serious about Roma inclusion it must take steps to combat anti-Gypsyism and prevent further violence against Roma in rural areas.

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Breaking the glass ceiling: meet the first of a new generation of Romani lawyers at the ERRC

2017-02-07

By Senada Sali

The most common question I am asked these days is how a 25-year-old Romani girl from a small town in Western Macedonia succeeded in developing a legal career in Budapest. Well, I believe that everything happens for a reason…

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