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Until recently, a Roma man would not eat leftovers from the previous day. In other words, he would not touch food left from a previous meal, and the woman who had the audacity of serving that would get shouted at. But not only a man would refuse old food, a woman or a child would do the same thing. This is one of the last habits from ancient India that
The true story about a Roma woman Mathilda and her difficult journey in life…
Five children spent almost a whole month in a foster home after having been taken away without a justified decision or a prior warning from their family in Cinkota (near Budapest).
With improvement of the status of the Roma in community in mind street action has been organized recently in the city of Tuzla, Bosnia, under the symbolic name: “Pillory”. This action was part of a wider project taking place in a number of Bosnian cities, with a view to raising the visibility of
On June 1, the mayor of Baia Mare, a town in northern Romania, decided to force hundreds of Roma, who until then had lived in very bad conditions in the ghetto called Craica, into an improvised accommodation in a former chemical laboratory of the decommissioned chemical factory CUPROM. The move was widely
Where should the ‘returnees’ be accomodated?
DEVECSER, Hungary – It was just past noon, last Oct. 4, when Karoly Horvath returned home from fishing a local lake, here in provincial western Hungary. His wife and 12-year-old daughter were home to greet him, too – just as the waves of red sludge crashed through the door and windows.
There are 300 souls living in the Prislop village, located in the Rasinari region of the Sibiu county in Romania. Only 15 of them are Romanians, while the remaining 95 percent are ethnic Roma. Despite that, according to the last census, there are no Roma in the Prislop village, because all of them declared
Romania’s prisons are slowly gaining ground on tuberculosis, but the prognosis on AIDS is less encouraging.