MINELRES: Fwd: Council of Europe to launch Roma rights campaign in Moldova and Ukraine
Tue May 13 17:17:08 2008
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Council of Europe to launch Roma rights campaign in Moldova and Ukraine
Improving the living conditions of Roma citizens by safeguarding their
basic human rights, promoting access to services and supporting their
participation in social and political life and further empowerment are
the priorities of a joint Council of Europe/European Commission
awareness-raising project to be launched in Moldova and Ukraine on 14
May, according to the CE Press Division.
The project, entitled "Empowering the Roma communities and fighting
against anti-Gypsyism", will provide training on the monitoring and
evaluation of Roma national policies for government officials, but also
training for teachers and anti-trafficking mediators from Moldova and
The project will also include the launch of Dosta!, an awareness-raising
campaign promoting Roma rights which has already been successfully
carried out in five countries in South Eastern Europe* with the support
of the authorities and Roma communities.
Dosta is a Romani word meaning "enough," and the programme`s broader
goal is to stop prejudice by bringing non-Roma people closer to Roma
citizens in order to achieve equal rights and treatment for Roma.
Roma are European citizens. They form a group of about 10 million people
and can be found in almost all Council of Europe member states. In some
Central and Eastern European countries, they represent over 5% of the
Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference at
10.30am on Wednesday 14 May at the Bureau of Interethnic Relations,
109/1, Mateevici Street, Chisinau, Republic of
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