Roma parliamentary representatives from Serbia, Macedonia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Croatia have signed a declaration about a collaboration on the enforcement of Roma rights at a national and local level.
Six months ago when I was in the USA on an exchange program the organizers asked me to talk about Roma issues. I decided to organize the presentation as photos accompanied by captions providing the context. “Anti-Roma
Elle Ivanova Ellie Ivanova: “Some deeply ingrained stereotypes still exist today in Bulgarian society because of a lack of contacts and familiarity. Things will be different once everybody in Bulgaria has a
Rights groups reacted angrily to the closure of several Roma camps in France, accusing President Francois Hollande of backtracking on a pledge to discontinue harsh measures against Romanian and Bulgarian Roma practiced by his predecessor Nicholas Sarkozy.
Choice is a fundamental right and also engagement of every citizen that lives within a democratic political system. In its turn, democracy is the responsibility every citizen; it is like human organism that needs food, water and nurture in order to have a good metabolism. A desire for democracy, however,
“Cursed be he who ever and somehow said that Gypsies are happy and carefree people”, this is how the book “Heavy tears“ by Gospodin Kolev begins. Gospodin Kolev is the only Roma who used to be a member of the Central congress of the Bulgarian communist party. Kolev is not alive anymore,
In anticipation of a weekend in the countryside, and the idea of sitting inside in a warm place, I got a call from the Embassy of U.S.A . „Hello! How are you? Do you want to participate in a meeting organized this Sunday?”, somebody asked me. I know His Excellencies James B. Warlick thanks to the
Between August 2010 and February 2011, a group of ten Bulgarian Roma students monitored ten national and local newspapers and electronic media outlets and analysed the way these write about Roma. They subsequently presented their report and main findings in September and October at public events
One sunny day, I was walking around the Roma neighbourhood ‘Iztok’ (East) in the town of Kiustendil. I sat down in the shade of a large parasol at a street cafe to cool down with some cold lemonade – something every child dreamed of 10 years ago. As always, the oddest things in life can come