Roma Rights Network
It is our mission to raise awareness of the Roma and the issues affecting
them through the dissemination of timely and useful information, targeting
regions and peoples not normally targeted, and using tools and strategies
not yet extensively implemented in the Roma rights community.
Romany Internet Radio
In 2002, Association Dzeno started a worldwide broadcast of Romany Radio Rota via the Internet in three languages-Romany, English and Czech. The overall time of broadcasting is 4.5 hours a day. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday there is a premiere of new programs, which are available after their first broadcast anytime in our archive of programs listed at www.radiorota.cz. The program composition of Romany Radio Rota is a broadcast of 60% music (mainly traditional and contemporary Romany music) and 40% talk (reports, commentaries, short news). The editor-in-chief of Romany Internet Radio Rota is Iveta Demeterova.
Address: Radio Rota, Dzeno, V Tunich 11, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Telephone / fax: (+420) 224 941 947
Stories Exchange Project
The "Stories Exchange Project", aimed at improving communication between
majority society and minorities in the Czech Republic, with a special
emphasis on the Roma community. The project provides an opportunity for the
mutual exchange of life experiences that arise when two communities which
have frequent problems communicating with each other first meet. Visitors to
http://www.stories-exchange.org can not only read other people's stories,
but also contribute their own story or react to stories which interested
The Patrin Web Journal
Patrin is dedicated to Romani (Gypsy) culture and history and to extending
awareness of the continuous Roma struggle to achieve and maintain dignity and freedom.
The Patrin is in particular a educational resource and information center about Romani culture, social issues and current events, and
besides all that, it's an elegant site and our favorite of its kind on the
Roma National Congress
The Roma National Congres (RNC) is an autonomous body,
established and run by Roma. The RNC was founded in order to help protect and represent Roma who have
become stateless or de facto stateless through political developments in which they
were prevented from taking an active part, despite the impact of such events on their
The RNC publishes Romnews, which is a regular information service about
Roma and Roma refugees in English.
The Union Romani is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which is concerned with defending the gypsy community. It
carries out its activities throughout Spain and also works in cooperation with
the International Union Romani, on activities designed to
gain recognition of the culture of the gypsy people, as an asset within the
The Gypsy Lore Society
The Gypsy Lore Society, an international association of
interested in Gypsy Studies, was formed in Great Britain in
1888. The Gypsy Lore Society, North American Chapter, was founded in
1977 in the United States and since 1989 has continued as the Gypsy Lore
Society. Society goals include promotion of the study of the Gypsy
peoples and analogous itinerant or nomadic groups, dissemination of
information aimed at increasing understanding of Gypsy culture in its
diverse forms, and establishment of closer contacts among Gypsy
Association of Gypsies/Romani International, Inc.
The Association of Gypsies/Romani International, Inc. is a not-for-profit association with the intention of giving glory to God, of
preserving, maintaining, promoting the Gypsy race, culture, ethnicity, pride
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch, founded in 1978 as Helsinki Watch, is a coalition formed by a number of independent regional human rights groups. They
are perhaps the best human rights researchers in the field at present - their
reports are extremely thorough, carefully written, and
backed by impressive amounts of detail and numerous sources, including
their report on the status of Roma in the Czech Republic, titled Foreigners in Their Own Country.
ECMI (European Centre for Minority Issues)
An independent institution serving as a source of advice on issues related to ethnic minorities and majorities in a European
perspective, conducting interdisciplinary research and contributing to the improvement of minority-majority relations in those parts of
Europe where ethnic tension and ethnopolitical conflict prevail.
European Roma Rights Center
The ERRC is a public interest legal organisation which
defends the human rights of the Roma. Its purpose is to advocate for the
transnational, geographically-diverse Romani community and to be a legal
resource center for Roma rights. The ERRC works to
give Roma tools to combat discrimination and win equal access to government,
education, employment, health care, housing,
and public services.
There are many anti-racism and anti-discrimination sites
around the European Union.
Radio Netherlands has handpicked as many as three sites per country and
encourages everyone to explore them.
Minority electronic resources
Directory of resources on minority human rights and related problems
of the transition period in Eastern and Central Europe.
Living with the Roma in Kosovo
Articles about living with the Roma in Kosovo in 2002. Personal experiences described by Scott Van Wagenen:
"This series was compiled over the course of my 7 month stay in Kosovo where I lived with a
Roma family and worked in a youth center. While it began as a series of informal posts, it has
since been edited and expanded in hopes that more cohesion to the pieces would serve to better
illustrate the catastrophe that is Kosovo and it's mostly silent victims."
Roma Theater Pralipe
Here you'll find up-to-dat information about the repertoire of the Romani
theater ensemble Pralipe. The ensemble is made up of Roma from Macedonia
performing plays in Germany in the Romani language. They have appeared in
Prague and their repertoire includes plays by Federico Garcia Lorca and Nigel
This extensive database contains information about language groups,
organized by language and by country. Go to the Language index and search
under R to find the language of the Roma.
Gypsy Folk Medicine
Plants and their uses
Kent Romany Voices
Capturing the stories, concerns and aspirations of those unheard voices
across the UK.