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“Shall no one fear to be a Roma”: how activism helps to get rid of bias and stigmatisation You may

Jan. 7, 2024
“Shall no one fear to be a Roma”: how activism helps to get rid of bias and stigmatisation  You may

You may never guess how deep the impact of colonisation is upon your life. This impact is, however, deep, longstanding, and destructive

Malanka Festivities, Leading the Horse , and Honouring the Ancestors: Christmas Celebrations among R

Malanka Festivities, Leading the Horse , and Honouring the Ancestors: Christmas Celebrations among R

Christmas traditions of Romani communities feature ancient and authentic customs and traditions. Not unlike Ukrainians, the Romanis consider it important to cherish the memory of their deceased ancestors and to propagate their bloodline; to prepare honey kutia with walnuts, to sing Koliada carols at the top of one’s voice—and, of course, to immerse oneself into the spirit and the magic of the upcoming Christmas.

The world must hear the voices of ethnic groups. Interview with Elmira Kakabayeva

Dec. 16, 2023
The world must hear the voices of ethnic groups. Interview with Elmira Kakabayeva

In Berlin, a workshop titled “How to Decolonize and Preserve Memory” took place. Knowledge and new working methods were shared by journalist, social anthropologist, writer, founder of an online writing course for women, co-founder, and editor of the literary project Qantar.Jazylu, Elmira Kakabayeva. So, can one person influence the processes of decolonization?

"I am Ukrainian, yes – I am a Romani": the impressive story of the poetess Rani Romani.

"I am Ukrainian, yes – I am a Romani": the impressive story of the poetess Rani Romani.

Raisa Nabaranchuk, or as most Roma people call her, Rani Romani, is one of the few representatives of Romani literature who became an important cult figure in the creation of Romani poetry and culture overall during her lifetime.

Why are the Roma “unsuccessful”? Or how does discrimination impact the future.

Dec. 4, 2023
Why are the Roma “unsuccessful”? Or how does discrimination impact the future.

Education is the foundation of any successful society. The main thing is for all citizens of this society to have unimpeded access to quality education.

"Gypsy punk" and  Carpathian rap in the music of the band Gogol Bordello

Nov. 14, 2023
"Gypsy punk" and  Carpathian rap in the music of the band Gogol Bordello

Who is Eugene Hütz, and what do the Roma have to do with it? We talk about the iconic American musician of Ukrainian-Roma descent in our material.

The stories of Roma migrants who are helping people

The stories of Roma migrants who are helping people

On February 24, 2022, our lives were divided into "before" and "after." We will share with you three stories of Roma individuals who were forced to leave their homes and start a new life in a different place.

Netflix has made the series Infamia about Roma. Is it worth watching?

Oct. 15, 2023
Netflix has made the series Infamia about Roma.  Is it worth watching?

Apart from being a series that talks about the struggles of a Roma youngster woman to become a rap singer and follow her dreams, this series brings into its scene’s real experiences of hate and racism that Roma women and men encounter in Poland and in other countries in Europe

They Serve Ukraine: Portraits of Roma Defending the State

They Serve Ukraine: Portraits of Roma Defending the State

The war has achieved something that we may not have been able to accomplish in years of independence - it has shown that the most important thing is not a person's nationality or skin color, but their actions and willingness to die for their homeland. Next, we will mention three stories of military Romani individuals who are defending Ukraine and are ready to sacrifice everything to liberate our land from occupiers.

The first Romani in the territory of Ukraine: a Trail of Misery and Mastery

The first Romani in the territory of Ukraine:  a Trail of Misery and Mastery

It is the opinion of researchers that the first Romanis got into Ukrainian territory in the 15th or the 16th century, as they were escaping slavery and persecution.