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Useful Links

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 Rota

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 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 can not only read other people's stories, but also contribute their own story or react to stories which interested them.

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 Internet.

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 lives. The RNC publishes Romnews, which is a regular information service about Roma and Roma refugees in English.

Union Romani

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 global culture.

The Gypsy Lore Society

The Gypsy Lore Society, an international association of persons 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 scholars.

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 and integrity.

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.

Radio Netherlands/Eurolinks

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 Williams.

Ethnologue Datebase

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.

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