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Dark-Skinned Danger

By • on February 24, 2014

A police-issued coloring book teaches Czech children a lesson about adults’ fears. What does a pedophile look like? Usually he’s a man, but beyond that physical traits are worthless predictors.

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A First in History

A First in History

By • on July 8, 2013

KONAK, Serbia | Stefan Radu is no longer a student at the Vuk Karadzic primary school in the tiny village of Konak in northeastern Serbia. Unlike so many other Roma, however, he has not dropped out – he’s merely moved on. On 26 June, Stefan received his primary school diploma, and in September he

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A Seat in the Back Row

A Seat in the Back Row

By • on June 28, 2013

“A Seat in the Back Row” (the original Italian title being “C’è posto all’ultimo banco”) is a story about twenty years of providing education to Roma children.

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Roma children studying in foreign schools have excellent results

Roma children studying in foreign schools have excellent results

By • on June 7, 2013

Roma children are intelligent and diligent, but they also need a lot of attention and trust instead of discrimination, they need to feel trusted from the first moment you meet them. They have excellent results in school when their families move abroad. Furthermore, they achieve that in a foreign language

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Fits and Starts

Fits and Starts

By • on April 5, 2013

A high-profile court case, angry parents at the schoolroom door, and quiet, persistent efforts tell the story of Roma integration in Croatia’s schools.

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Positive role models

Positive role models

By • on March 18, 2013

Ondavské Matiašovce is a beautiful small village in east Slovakia, the place where I was born and where I have lived until recently. I remember that, back in my day, all girls and boys would continue studying after completing elementary school. Later on, they would attend the agricultural school in

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In Macedonia, Dividends on Efforts to Keep Roma in School

In Macedonia, Dividends on Efforts to Keep Roma in School

By • on March 4, 2013

SKOPJE | Ramush Muarem, a prominent Romani journalist in Macedonia, remembers the resistance civil society activists encountered from Roma when, in the mid-1990s, they began trying to raise awareness of the importance of integrating Macedonia’s most marginalized community into schools. Certainly,

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Human rights court rules against Hungary on placement of Roma pupils

Human rights court rules against Hungary on placement of Roma pupils

By • on February 1, 2013

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the placement of two Hungarian Roma in a school for the mentally disabled amounted to discrimination, the

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Speaking Their Language

Speaking Their Language

By • on December 5, 2012

PODGORICA | Montenegro’s newest effort to keep Roma children in school is happening far from the classroom – and often involves neither student nor teacher.

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Back to Square One

Back to Square One

By • on November 19, 2012

Those of us who reside in Prague live a pretty shielded life, especially when it comes toward attitudes about the Roma. We read and watch the national media, which generally display tolerance toward other nationalities

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