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Recent Work

Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves  

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

The Importance of Getting Roma Children into School Early

A new report details how early childhood education can benefit Roma youth—and why they have trouble accessing it.

What the “Roma Decade” Really Achieved

Amid setbacks in housing, health, and employment, Roma did make remarkable gains in one area: education.

Fighting Racial Discrimination in Housing: Forced Evictions against Roma

This hearing will take stock of the systematic forced evictions of Roma in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, and France.

Opportunistic Politicians in Bulgaria Evict Roma for Votes  

With elections looming, Bulgarian politicians are bulldozing Roma houses to win the votes of right-wing nationalists.

Roma Women Raise Their Collective Voice, and Mayors Listen

Life is challenging for Roma women in Albania, but a recent push for political organization may soon change that.

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Director, Roma Initiatives Office
Open Society Institute–Budapest, Roma Initiatives Office