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Patricia Papuc proposed

“I never considered myself discriminated as a roma in Romania. It is only up to you to surpass your circumstances.”

    I am half hungarian and half gypsy, born and raised in Romania. This mix of cultures was never a problem for me. I am ardelean (which is a citizen of the region Transylvania in Romania). This is my identity, I am romanian because of my citizenship and education and I am hungarian/gypsy due to my genes. […]

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Patricia Papuc proposed

“I want to go to school and get an education. I want to have a better life.”

    My name is Guta and I am a gypsy from Tonciu. Tonciu is a village in Mures County in Romania. We are many romani here, it is a village only with Roma people. I don’t have a job as most people who live here do so basically I live out of what the state […]

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Patricia Papuc proposed

One of my life missions is to help integrate the Roma community through education.

    I live in Batos (Mures County in Transylvania), where I was chosen as a representative of the community in the Local Council and I am also the President of the Roma Democratic Party in the county. I also work as a Romani language teacher in the school of Apalina, a village with  Roma […]

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Patricia Papuc proposed

Never give up. If you are defeated you rise up and this is how you become a champion. That’s what I teach my Roma students.”

  “I am a citizen of Sarmasu, a village located in Mures County, in Romania. I have been living in Sarmasu for the last 30 years but I was born and raised in Lechinta, a village in Bistrita county. I am a geography teacher, married with two children and I teach here at the school […]

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Aleksandra proposed

IWB present at the World Refugee Day

     Last month, members of IWB were able to attend several events the World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20. In Barcelona, the Catalan Commission for Refugee Aid (Comissió Catalana d’Ajuda al Refugiat/CCAR) and the Asil Cat network organized diverse activities to raise awareness of the need to protect and respect human […]

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Seden Hortoglu proposed

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights in Turkey

This paper will examine and address a fundamental human rights issue: the discrimination and violence lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexuals (LGBT) citizens face in Turkey. The central aim of this paper is to respond to two basic questions: Why does the LGBT community face discrimination in Turkish society? How can we decrease discrimination and harassment […]

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Patricia Papuc proposed

Expulsion of gypsies

  1. The status of Romanian gypsies according to EU law After analysing Romania’s Accession Treaty to the European Union and all the restrictions concerning the free movement of Romanian workers, I will now discuss the controversial issue of Romanian gypsies. I will analyse the status of Romanian gypsies according to EU law. One might […]

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