Alliance against Antigypsyism launches

5 July 2016

 

The Alliance against Antigypsyism today published a reference paper on antigypsyism, the specific racism against Roma, Sinti, Travellers and other groups who are stigmatised as ‘gypsies’ in the public domain. The reference paper proposes a working definition of antigypsyism. “This is necessary: the term antigypsyism is increasingly used, but there is no common understanding of its scope, depth and implications. This hinders the formulation of effective answers to tackle it,” said Gabriela Hrabanova of ERGO Network, one of the initiators of the Alliance against Antigypsyism.

The Alliance against Antigypsyism is an occasional coalition of organisations that promote equality of rights for Roma, to advance a better understanding of antigypsyism. The Alliance counts more than seventy members from across Europe and more are still joining.  An up-to-date members list, as well as the reference paper, can be found on www.antigypsyism.eu.

The reference paper stirs debate about the nature and implications of antigypsyism. It wants to raise awareness of its characteristics and scope, among a wider circle of policy and decision makers and aims to help them formulate effective answers to it.

In response to today’s release of the reference paper, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, Independent Expert on minority issues for the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, said:  “A compelling contribution to the debate; international organizations, including the UN and the European Union, will have to take note of this call to shift their perspective on Roma inclusion.”

Ciprian Necula, State Secretary, Ministry of European Funds, Contact Point for Roma of Romanian Government, said,“European racism against Roma is relying mostly on ignorance. We need to practice our citizenship in our countries and work for equity and solidarity. The reference paper convincingly defines antigypsyism as a major obstacle for equal citizenship.”

For more information, contact info@antigypysism.eu

The launching members of the Alliance against Antigypsyism are (in alphabetical order):

 

1

AGBU Europe

Belgium

(Brussels)

2

Alternativa Association

Bulgaria

(Byala Slatina )

3

Amaro Drom

Germany

(Berlin)

4

Asociatia CRIS

Romania

(Ploiesti)

5

Asociatia STRONG FOR FUTURE

Romania

(Iasi)

6

Asocia?ia DANROM F?urei

Romania

(Br?ila )

7

Association of citizens for the promotion of education of Roma OTAHARIN

Bosnia and Herzegovina

(Bijeljina )

8

Association of School Mediators from Romania - ROMED

Romania

(Bucuresti)

9

Bódvalenke - Fresco Village

Hungary

(Bódvalenke)

10

Center for strategies on minority issues

Bulgaria

(Varna)

11

Central Council of German Sinti and Roma

Germany

(Heidelberg)

12

Chitalishte Roma Vazovo

Bulgaria

(Isperih )

13

Drom Roma center

Czech Republic

(Brno)

14

E-Romnja Association (The Association for Promoting Roma Women's Rights)

Romania

(Bucharest )

15

Ebony African Organization

Hungary

(Budapest)

16

Equal Opportunities Initiative Association

Bulgaria

(Sofia)

17

ERGO Network

Belgium

(Brussels)

18

European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Belgium

(Brussels)

19

European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF)

France

(Strasbourg)

20

European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)

Hungary

(Budapest)

21

FAGiC (Federation of Roma Associations in Catalonia)

Spain

(Barcelona)

22

Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

Germany

(Flensburg)

23

FEMYSO (Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations)

Belgium

(Brussels)

24

Forum of European Roma Young People

France

(Strasbourg)

25

Fédération européenne des femmes romani et voyageuses

France

(Paris)

26

GORD - Rakovski Association

Bulgaria

(Razgrad)

27

Integro Association

Bulgaria

(Razgrad)

28

Inter Ethnic Initiative for Human Rights Foundation

Bulgaria

(Sofia)

29

Intercultural Association Nakeramos

Spain

(Barcelona)

30

Kaskosan charitable company limited by guarantee

United Kingdom

(Oldham)

31

Khamoro, o. p. s.

Czech Republic

(Chodov)

32

Kleja, z. s.

Czech Republic

(Ústí nad Labem)

33

Konexe civic association

Czech Republic

(Ústí nad Labem)

34

La voix des Rroms

France

(Saint-Denis)

35

Life Together

Czech Republic

(Ostrava)

36

Luton Roma Trust

UK

(Luton)

37

Nevo Parudimos Association

Romania

(Resita)

38

NGO of Romani Woman Lydia

Slovakia

(Košice )

39

NGO Rom Podskalky

Slovakia

(Skalica )

40

O.Z. Rom Podskalky

Slovakia

(Humenné )

41

One Voice 4 Travellers Limited

UK

(Wisbech Cambridgeshire)

42

Phiren Amenca International Network AISBL

Belgium

(Brussels)

43

Policy Center for Roma and Minorities

Romania

(Bucharest)

44

Public Institution Roma Community Centre

Lithuania

(Vilnius)

45

Quo Vadis

Slovakia

(Zvolen )

46

Rom en Rom ASBL

Belgium

(Bruxelles)

47

Roma Active Albania

Albania

(Tirana)

48

Roma Advocacy and Research Center

Slovakia

(Skalica )

49

Roma Center for Intercultural Dialog

Germany

(Berlin)

50

Roma Integration Zahorie

Slovakia

(Holí? )

51

Roma solidarity Foundation

Bulgaria

(Petrich )

52

Roma Versitas

Bulgaria

(Sofia)

53

Roma women association SEVGI

Bulgaria

(Zavet )

54

Roma-Service

Austria

(Kleinbachselten)

55

Roman Medya

Turkey

(Istanbul)

56

Romano jasnica, z. s.

Czech Republic

(Trmice)

57

Romea, o. p. s.

Czech Republic

(Prague)

58

Romedia Foundation

Hungary

(Budapest)

59

Romnokher

Germany

(Mannheim)

60

Romodrom, o. p. s.

Czech Republic

(Prague)

61

Rural Media

UK

(Hereford)

62

Slovo 21

Czech Republic

(Prague)

63

Social support Association

Bulgaria

(Varna )

64

Society for the Research of Antigypsyism

Germany

(Marburg)

65

Standing conference of Roma Associations of Citizens - League of Roma

Serbia

(Belgrade)

66

Sun for all Association

Bulgaria

(Peshtera )

67

ternYpe International Roma Youth Network

Belgium

(Brussels)

68

The Health of Roma Foundation

Bulgaria

(Sliven)

69

UNITED for Intercultural Action European Network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees

Netherlands

(Amsterdam)

70

Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians

Kosovo

(Pristina)

71

Youth Network for Development Association

Bulgaria

(Simitli)

72

Zdruzhenie Roma Zavet 2003

Bulgaria

(Zavet)

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