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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 HomePage/International Romani Union
The International Romani Union is an umbrella organization coordinating a large number of regional and national groups in about thirty countries throughout the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This site is about the wonderful music of the Roma.
Polish Museum Exploring the Life and History of Roma
This small museum, opened by the Polish government in the small southeastern Polish town of Tarnow in 1979, offers a chance to learn more about the Roma in an hour than most Eastern Europeans, and many Roma themselves, learn about Romani history in a lifetime.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Human Rights
Gypsy Folk Medicine
Plants and their uses
Red&Anarchist Skin Heads International Power
The Skinhead International: Czech Republic
Radio Prague Internet Team
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