Promoting public, political participation of Roma and Sinti fundamental to effective policy making, say OSCE/ODIHR conference participants
OSCE participating States should step up their efforts to ensure the full participation of Roma and Sinti in their societies, and particularly their inclusion in political life, said participants in the working session focusing on Roma and Sinti issues held on 28 September 2016 as part of the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw.
Report on Roma and Sinti youth released at OSCE/ODIHR event in Warsaw
Roma and Sinti youth have the potential to become active and engaged citizens, according to the new report Activism, Participation and Security among Roma and Sinti Youth, launched on 1 October 2015 during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw.
On International Roma Day, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and human rights chief call for youth focus to promote greater Roma participation
BELGRADE/WARSAW, 8 April 2015 – Ivica Dačić, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Serbia’s Foreign Minister, and Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called today for greater efforts to ensure Roma and Sinti participation in social, political and cultural life. On the occasion of International Roma Day, they stressed that a focus on youth, including on education, is key to providing Roma communities with greater opportunities...
Roma and Sinti youth can overcome barriers to their inclusion through grassroots movements, say participants of OSCE conference in Belgrade
BELGRADE, 8 December 2014 – More than 40 young activists from across the OSCE region are gathering for the OSCE Roma and Sinti Youth Conference in Belgrade on 8 and 9 December 2014, to discuss and propose policies to mobilize and empower their communities and to stimulate their participation in politics and decision-making...
Steps needed to improve Roma and Sinti participation in decision-making processes at the local level, say participants at OSCE/ODIHR expert meeting
The effective political participation of Roma and Sinti, including of women and youth from these communities, was the focus of an expert meeting organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw on 28 November 2014.