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The BARUVAS 2021 gathering of Romani students. (PHOTO:  Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)
The BARUVAS 2021 gathering of Romani students. (PHOTO: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)

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Czech NGO teaches Romani people how to start their own businesses

20.7.2018 11:53 The DROM Romani Center in Brno, Czech Republic, in collaboration with a statewide project called "Do It!", has just finished delivering a course to show Romani people how to start their own businesses. According to experts, support for small entrepreneurial activities is one way to address the problem of Romani people finding their place on the Czech labor market.  full story

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RESPEKT: Czech EdMin considering amendments that could undo inclusive education

1.6.2018 8:52 Václav Krása, a former MP who has long been the chair of the Czech National Disability Council, recently called for an immediate meeting with acting Czech Education Minister Robert Plaga (ANO). Krása has gotten wind of the proposed amendments to a ministerial decree about educating children with special educational needs (better known as the "inclusion decree").  full story

Jana Balážová: Not acceptable for teachers to see Romani children as a burden

28.4.2018 7:58 Members of the human rights community shined a spotlight on the situations faced by Romani children and their parents in Central Europe at a screening of the documentary “Europe: Which Children Matter?” The film was shown at Cinema Galeries in Brussels to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  full story

Margareta Matache and Cornel West on the common struggle of African Americans and Roma against white normativity

26.2.2018 7:57 Margareta Matache, a Roma rights activist and scholar who directs the Roma Program at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Cornel West, an American author and civil rights activist who is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard, have co-authored an analysis for The Guardian newspaper in the UK on the commonalities between the struggles of African Americans and Romani people for equality. The piece notes that the history of African Americans and Romani people bear similarities with respect to the way "white policymakers" have employed similar tactics against members of both groups in order to maintain "white normativity, social power, and privilege".  full story

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Jolana Šmarhovyčová: Roma in the Czech Republic are demotivated because employers reject even educated Roma

19.11.2017 9:45 Jolana Šmarhovyčová, an organizer from the Romani community in Ostrava, has given an interview with the Czech News Agency in which she said that the discrimination against Romani children in the Czech schools is the same as it was 10 years ago when the European Court for Human Rights found the Czech Republic had violated the right to education of 18 Romani children by recommending they enrol into segregated "special schools". In her view, Romani parents would be more interested in better educations for their children if the majority society could show them more respect and if they could become better-informed.  full story

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video"Europe: Which Children Matter?" Discussion in Ostrava on 17 November about Roma segregation in education

18.11.2017 11:35 On 17 November at the PANT studio in Ostrava the documentary film "Europe: Which Children Matter?" was screened, followed by a discussion with human rights activist Gwendolyn Albert, activist and researcher Lucie Fremlová, director Jenne Magno, activist Edita Stejskalová, and Ostrava residents involved with the production of the film about Romani children's access to mainstream schools. News server Romea.cz broadcast the discussion live and the recording of it is above.

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Almost 2 000 Roma assemble in Czech town to ask for equal access to quality education

13.11.2017 12:33 According to organizers' estimates, almost 2 000 Romani people assembled in Ostrava on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the judgment against the Czech Republic for discriminating against Romani children in their access to education which was handed down by the European Court of Human Rights. The Romani people gathered to ask for equal access to quality education for their children.  full story

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Věra Cvoreňová: The older I get, the more Romipen is important and the prouder I am

2.11.2017 10:35 Since January of this year, Romea.cz has been regularly publishing interviews with people who do interesting work to aid us in living well here together. The series of articles follows the motto of this year's International Romani Day celebrations, "Together We Can".  full story

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