Mission

Roma Dignity is a non-profit organization founded by young Belgian Roma. Since 2011, we have worked to document the genocide of the Roma, in partnership with Yahad – In Unum. This work is undertaken in the hopes of helping Roma learn about their past and reclaim their dignity.

Our objectives are the following:

  • Research

Conduct research trips to interview Roma survivors in Eastern Europe with our partner, Yahad-In Unum. Collect and translate testimonies on the Roma genocide and persecutions.

  • Educate

Educate young Roma, decision makers and the public at large about Roma history in order to develop an engaged, informed public.

  • Dispel

Dispel stereotypes through a better understanding of Roma identity and their situation today.

  • Include

Work towards the inclusion and integration of Roma in Belgium and Europe.

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