I spent five weeks reporting from the Roma communities in Hungary, on a Pulitzer Traveling Grant. In the days and weeks ahead, I’ll be posting several articles and anecdotes both here and on my Medium page. But in the meantime, here are some quick slide shows from just two of the settlements I visited. And if you scroll all the way down, a list of places to find additional information.
If you want to know more….
Intergovernmental & Non-governmental:
UNDP: United Nations Development Program
World Bank: has several programs in progress throughout Eastern Europe, geared towards facilitating Roma inclusion and bolstering equality for Roma.
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC): an international public interest law organisation working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education.
The Open Society Foundation: provides grants, fellowships, and training to stimulate Roma community participation and active citizenship, empower Roma women and youth, and combat anti-Roma discrimination.The Chance for Children Foundation
Romaversitas: focused on helping Roma students make it to and through university.
Roma Education Fund: focused on grassroots programs that help Roma communities close the educational gaps that result from discrimination and segregation.
Chance for Children Foundation: focused on desegregating Hungarian school system through strategic litigation.
Emile Bruneau, who I wrote about for the New York Times Magazine, is studying the neurological underpinnings of racial prejudice, and is working towards developing intervention programs to help mitigate anti-Roma bias in the school systems.
Anna Kende, a social psychologist at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, studies the larger forces that contribute to discrimination against Roma.
Magda Matache, is a political scientist and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, studying Roma rights and early childhood development.
Documentary on school segregation
Documentary on Roma hate crime