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The Roma Initiatives Office provides grants, fellowships, and training to stimulate Roma community participation and active citizenship, empower Roma women and youth, and combat anti-Roma discrimination.

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Open Society Voices

How Getting Involved in Politics Transformed One Roma Village’s Future

December 4, 2014 | by Marian Daragiu, Marius Tudor

Filipeştii de Târg shows how systematic disenfranchisement can hold back a people—and how a community determined to break free of this can change its trajectory for generations to come.

Grantee Spotlight

Judgment in Hungary: An Attack on Roma, and a Search for Justice

November 13, 2014 | by Eszter Hajdu

The documentary Judgment in Hungary depicts the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma, including a five-year-old, and injuring five others.

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.