Join the Fight for Roma Rights!

Congratulations – We exceeded our goal of 250 votes to help preserve Roma rights! Nice job Adventure Philanthropists!

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about “humanitarianism” – the moral acceptance of every human being without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, tribe, caste, age, religion, or nationality.

It seems so basic, and yet, far too often we hear about injustice on the news or see if for ourselves as we go about our everyday lives.

Part of my pondering was sparked by seeing Roma people in the streets throughout Europe – in the capitals of Bucharest and Budapest, as well as in Istanbul and in cities throughout Scandinavia. Scattered across Europe and persecuted for centuries, the Roma are routinely discriminated against.

I wanted to learn more and help fight against Roma discrimination. And so can you!

If we receive 250 votes, I’ll donate an additional 50% (for a total gift of $1,500) to support Roma human rights!

Are you a humanitarian? Then vote “Yes!”

Should we help fight Roma discrimination?

  • Yes! (100%, 292 Votes)

Total Voters: 292

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Who are the Roma?

Romani people are an ethnic group that originated in South Asia. They came to live in Europe, predominately Central and Eastern Europe, in the 16th century. There are an estimated 4-9 million Romani people (some say maybe as many as 14 million).

There are 8 branches of Romani, with the “Roma” subset being the largest. The term “gypsy” was coined to refer to Romani, and can be considered pejorative.

Ending Violence & Hate Speech

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) works to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse. The ERRC uses strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education to combat Roma prejudice.

ERRC campaigns include support for:

  • Ending violence and hate speech against Roma
  • School desegregation
  • An end to forced evictions and other housing rights abuse
  • Strengthening anti-discrimination law
  • Justice for victims of coercive sterilization
  • Romani women’s rights
  • 500 anti-discrimination court cases in 15 countries

Join the Fight for Roma Rights!

Interested in helping secure Roma rights? You can!

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 and is filed under Donate My Dollars.

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