Roma professionals are not welcome in Brussels
10-12 million Roma people live in Europe, half of them in EU countries. Nevertheless, there's hardly any Roma person working in the EU institutions have a considerable impact on their lives.
15 Dec 2017
Disability in Roma children due to incest, says Slovak Minister
Why is our Minister of the Interior putting forth an argument with no numbers to back it up?
26 Oct 2017
The revolutionary potential of a feminist Roma theater company
Giuvlipen confronts majority-Romanian audiences with their century-old anti-Roma racism, and traditional Roma audiences with their misogyny (actually, they confront everyone with their misogyny).
23 Oct 2017
The growing pains of integration
A top Hungarian court recently ruled that a primary school was segregating Roma students and ordered it to stop -- gradually. The decision was the end of a decade-old legal battle. But not everyone celebrated the result.
9 Oct 2017
The devil in the details of integration policies
Many children in Žilina are born with debt when their parents don't pay the town for waste removal. When this happens, they are not available for free public transport and cannot get to school.
3 Oct 2017
Want to adopt a child? Slovakia has unwanted Roma for you
Children who are put up for international adoption are considered "unadoptable" in Slovakia. And all of them are Roma.
2 Oct 2017
Ethnic segregation often starts small
Building a 'leisure center' with a playground and sports facilities for disadvantaged kids seemed like a great idea. What eventually happened though was a masterpiece of hypocrisy.
2 Oct 2017
Young Roma intellectuals challenge stereotypes
In most cases, the Roma in Hungry are portrayed as delinquents, or just extremely poor, simple beings incapable of social mobility. We hardly hear about successful members of the community.
28 Sep 2017
Slovak politician proposes sterilization for Roma women and cannot fathom why people are outraged
Slovakia is one of the last European countries where contraceptives are not subsidized under public health insurance. And it puts them out of reach for many women. Why don’t we talk about reproductive rights for every woman instead?
28 Sep 2017