Young people from Student Club Roma versitas held a debate on “Early marriages.” In debate participated about 15 students of Roma origin, separated in two teams of “Women’s Kingdom” and “Everest.” The teams were mixed – boys and girls. The expert jury (also by students of the club) fielded victories as handed certificate and prizes […]

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Romanian project team continues inducement meetings in schools in rural communities with large Roma population with an encounter in Bughea de Sus. It is a traditional gated community, where early marriage is a severe problem. Our team talked with girls of 9 to 15 years of age, who were very receptive. So long girls, see […]

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The Roma Women Network held its annual assembly in Belgrade and 30 Roma Women organizations attended the annual assembly. Papusza was invited to make a short presentation of the project “Marry When You Are Ready”. The most important aspects of the project were presented to the audience, SPES as the leading organization, the partners in […]

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Youth Clubs of Bulgaria organized a community campaign on the occasion of Children’s Day – June 1 titled “Happy childhood”. Young people organized various activities for children in Roma neighborhoods .In campaign was attended by over 150 children and young people from Belica, Krupnik and Blagoevgrad. The activities are conducted within the program “Marry when […]

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Roma girls, very young, objects of combined marriages, are the tragic victims of antique traditions being perpetuated: early marriages are a physical and psychological violences on these girls, which produces social exclusion, drop out from education, risks on health, early maternity, scarce capacity of self-determination. UNICEF reports on this in its Report on the condition […]

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