Why www.ternibori.org? Terni bori means young bride in romanì language. Marry When You Are Ready is a European project that works on the theme of early marriage of Roma girls. Underage marriage is a form of violence that translates in: no school, no job, health risks, poverty. It is important that institutions and civil society recognize that this is a transversal priority in National Strategies for Roma Integration.
Partners are Roma women community organizations that strive to induce a cultural change in Roma families, working for equal opportunities and women empowerment, through community work, promotion of education and social theatre.
13 novembre the Hotel Tulip INN, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. The conference was attended by a total of 78 people from 14 government / local institutions and from 37 non-governmental and international organizations from 8 countries including the countries of the European Union during which the participants exchanged information about their situation through their speeches and later on the discussion regarding the status of Roma women, achieved by the results so far, is also focusing on the exchange of positive, ie, negative practices. Participants jointly reached certain conclusions and established recommendations.
The conference gave the participants an opportunity to establish and continue a dialogue that opened up communication channels for possible future processes of regional and European cooperation in order to face and address the issue of multiple discrimination against Roma women and Roma. So the organized event was the basis for national and regional cooperation, networking and joint advocacy, and directly enabled the building of partnerships with identified actors, so the participants from the region had the opportunity to get acquainted with the situation of Roma in the countries of the EU from the environment and achieved results in those countries before and during the EU accession, which leads to the conclusion that the countries in the accession process have easier access to funds for solving the Roma issues that need to be used before accession.
One of the most important segments discussed was the strategy of the Roma women’s security issue.
Intensified work on informing the public, the cooperation of institutions, the civil sector, Roma / Roma women regarding their collective and personal security and the development of a security culture has been proposed. Initiate and implement educational and other campaigns in order to create the effect of social solidarity that would be a force that will use negative beliefs and traditional attitudes of the community that to some extent tolerate the negative trends of violence against women and increase the level of information of Roma women to their rights.
The main final outcome of the project – our Red Notebook which aims to share and further promote our Practical and Policy Recommendations to Prevent and Counter Early Marriage in Roma Commmunities in Europe, has been translated by partners and published in all project languages. We are particularly proud we have made it available also in Romani language so its content can be shared and discussed in further community work in all European countries.
The complete Red Notebook is available to all for download in the following languages:
Share it, use it, contact the partners, let us know what you think and suggest how to go forward on this issue together after the project. We invite whoever shares our ideas – associations, institutions, activists, community leaders, researchers – to join the network of supporters of the Red Notebook principles:
- Early marriage is a SOCIAL DIMENSION
- Put the person at the center
- Early marriage is a PUBLIC POLICY TOPIC
- Long-term perspective
- Local implementation and co-governance
- Mainstreaming into ordinary policymaking
- Early marriage is a COMMUNITY ISSUE
- Roma women as community workers
- Community spaces: an unrecognized need
- School, school, school: education is the key
- Early marriage is a COMMON CAUSE
- Combat racism and stereotypes
- The responsibility of the civil society
Red Notebook in English language
Red Notebook of the "Marry When You Are Ready" European Project
Practical and Policy Recommendations to Prevent and Counter Early Marriage in Roma Communities in Europe
Red Notebook Principles to challenge early marriage through an intersectional approach: invest in personal development paths of Roma girls and young women through community work.
Red Notebook in Romanì language
Red Notebook - Lolo Liloro kotar e Europako Projekto "Marry When You Are Ready"
Praktikane thaj Politikane rekomandacije te preventirinen thaj chinaven pes e Terne phrandipena ko Europakere Romane Komunitete
Principura te vazden o phuchibe vash terne phrandipena trujal jekh mashkarsektorijalno metodologija: investirinen an personalnozuraripe vash e Romane chajora thaj terne dzuvlja trujal e komunitetaki buchi.
Red Notebook in Italian language
Red Notebook del progetto europeo “Marry When You Are Ready”
Raccomandazioni pratiche e politiche per prevenire e contrastare il matrimonio precoce nelle comunità Rom in Europa
Princìpi del Red Notebook per affrontare i matrimoni precoci attraverso un approccio intersettoriale: investire in percorsi di sviluppo personale delle ragazze e delle giovani donne Rom attraverso il lavoro all’interno della comunità.
Red Notebook in Bulgarian language
Червенa книга - на проект „Омъжи се, когато си готова“
Практически и политически препоръки за предотвратяване и борба с ранните женитби в ромските общности в Европа
Принципи на черввената книга Предотвратяване и противодействие на ранните женитби чрез използване на междусекторен подход: инвестирайте в личностно развитие на ромски момичета и млади жени чрез работа в общността.
Red Notebook in Romanian language
Red Notebook - a Proiectului European "Marry When You Are Ready"
Recomandări practice pentru o politica publică privind prevenirea și combaterea căsătoriei timpurii în comunitățile de romi din Europa
Principiile Red Notebook - Combaterea căsătoriei timpurii printr-o abordare intersectorială: investește în modalități de dezvoltare personală a fetelor și a tinerelor rome prin munca în comunitate.
Red Notebook in Croatian language
Red Notebook - projekta "Marry When You Are Ready"
Praktične preporuke na razini politika s ciljem sprječavanja i borbe protiv ranog braka u romskim zajednicama u Europi
Principi Red Notebook izazov ranog braka kroz međusektorski pristup: ulaganje u osobne razvojne putove romskih djevojaka i mladih žena kroz rad u zajednici.
Red Notebook in German language
Red Notebook des Europäischen Projektes "Marry When You Are Ready"
Empfehlungen zur Praxis und Richtlinien um frühe Heiraten in europäischen Romagemeinschaften zu verhüten und zu vermeiden
Die Prinzipien des Red Notebook die frühe Heirat bekämpfen mit Hilfe eines bereichsübergreifenden Ansatzes: förderung der persönlichen Entwicklung von Roma Mädchen und jungen Frauen durch Gemeinschaftsarbeit.
The National conference was organised in Bulgaria and present the results of early marriages in South-West region of Bulgaria. This was final events on project and community work which take place in Blagoevgrad, May 2017 .On the conference was presented the achieved results and challenges faced by the LIDER’s team during its implementation . Early marriages are topic that association LIDER put once again on public debate in front of audiences at conference. A movie “Merry when you are ready” which showed real life and problems in Roma communities and specially problem of woman ans girls was presented also on the conference. In the last panel of the conference, the national coordinator Miglena Mihaylova presented the experience of the international partners and recommendations for policies change focused on Roma girls and young people. These recommendations and experiences are described in the “Red Book “publication . The book is distributed in Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Croatia and ect. The book is available on Bulgarian language.