European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture launches in Berlin

The new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIACH.), based in the German capital and led by Roma scholars, activists, and artists, is dedicated to the principle that Roma themselves should present the image of who they are, and who they are not.

Podcast: Improving women’s access to justice

A new project is underway to improve the access of Roma women to justice.

Croatia: Court backs anti-Roma hate crime complaint

Human rights judges today awarded 12,500 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,200 in respect of costs and expenses to Maja Škorjanec, after accepting that Croatia’s authorities failed to investigate properly an alleged anti-Roma hate crime.

Video: A true story of forced child marriage

Researcher Sorina Sein tells the heartbreaking story of two young Roma children forced to marry in Romania, when just 14 and 15 years old.

Podcast: Valeriu Nicolae – Why I must speak out against violence against women within Roma communiites

Speaking on 12 December, at the start of a two-day conference to discuss violence against women and chimldren, early, child or forced marriage and human trafficking, as they affect Roma people, Nicolae said these concerns “needed to be addressed” but admitted that they might have been avoided out of “a lack of expertise” or “cowardice.”