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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On April 8, International Day for Roma and Sinti people, Isernia (Molise Region, Italy) was home to the I Festival of Molisian Roma and Sinti culture. The Festival was organized by Concetta Sarachella, who leads on the Marry When You Are Ready project work for the regions of Abruzzo and Molise, where the Sinti community […]

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Also in Pavia (Lombardia Region, Italy) where the social cooperative Romano Drom, partner of the project Marry When You Are Ready works, the hot topic chosen for the International Roma Day 2016 was early marriage. The formal public event was organized by Romano Drom and the Municipality of Pavia, in collaboration with other organisations that operate on […]

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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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