Princess Anne to launch new gypsy website
YOUNG gypsies and travellers will be chatting to the Princess Royal in Edinburgh today as they launch a new website aimed at tackling discrimination.
Princess Anne, president of Save the Children, was set to unveil the "Time Travellers" website at Dynamic Earth this afternoon. The charity has been working with the youngsters on the project for the past 18 months, after receiving a £23,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
It is aimed at promoting understanding and awareness of gypsy and traveller culture in Scotland.
Youth groups around Scotland have been researching and writing the site,www.time-travellers.org.uk, which includes photographs, interviews and sections on history and modern culture.
Donna Lawrie, Save the Children youth development worker, said: "The young people have worked so hard putting this resource together to promote the history and cultural traditions of an ethnic group who have been discriminated against for centuries."
Shantelle, 15, from Edinburgh, said: "We want to show them what we're really like and get some more positive feedback.
"A lot of travellers get bullied at school, so I don't really talk about it very much. People don't understand us."
- Commentary: Time for a European Union Army
- EU Court of Justice: EU Member State courts can instruct Facebook to delete illegal posts, including insults
- Czech PM says Government will not change the financing conditions for nonprofits drawing EU money
- Czech Finance Ministry proposes all EU financing for social projects be provided ex-post, which could cut nonprofits off from those resources
- VIDEO: Brussels demonstration by Romani people
- England: Czech emigré of Romani origin establishes boxing team for children from the Czech Republic and Slovakia
- EU anti-fraud authority Hungarian program for Roma supported by EU funds has never worked and should be investigated
- Czech EP elections won by governing ANO party ahead of the Civic Democrats and Pirates
- Gabriela Hrabaňová: The EP elections will influence our lives
- England: Requiem mass held for Věra Bílá, the Queen of Romani Music
- MEP of Romani origin Soraya Post asks ROMEA TV: How can Czech President Zeman be so stupid?
- VIDEO: Roma Week in the European Parliament continues with a conference about antigypsyism