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Roma slowly let go of food habits brought from India

Roma slowly let go of food habits brought from India

By • on October 8, 2012

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

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Video: Who cares?

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By • on August 22, 2012

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Video: Rights like everyone else

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The Roma Want Only What Others Have

The Roma Want Only What Others Have

By • on June 20, 2012

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

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Romanian Mayor Moves Hundreds of Roma to a Decommissioned Chemical Factory

Romanian Mayor Moves Hundreds of Roma to a Decommissioned Chemical Factory

By • on June 8, 2012

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

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Subotica: 12,000 Roma citizens to arrive after readmission

Subotica: 12,000 Roma citizens to arrive after readmission

By • on August 2, 2011

Where should the ‘returnees’ be accomodated?

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Roma in the red sludge

Roma in the red sludge

By • on July 25, 2011

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.

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Gypsy Sexuality: The book

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By • on May 11, 2011

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A Roma village without Roma people

A Roma village without Roma people

By • on December 8, 2010

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

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The Prison cell as petri dish

The Prison cell as petri dish

By • on September 2, 2010

Romania’s prisons are slowly gaining ground on tuberculosis, but the prognosis on AIDS is less encouraging.

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