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New cross-border campaign seeks to empower Roma women

[Brussels, 13 June 2012] The European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO Network) and its members from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey have launched a Roma Women Empowerment campaign under the banner ‘Our Place, Our Space, Our case’. The campaign invests in the empowerment of grassroots Roma women to interact and participate in their democracies to become equal citizens, while keeping their identity. It also has an on-line component on the Roma React website ( to visualize the places, spaces and cases of Roma women in their societies. The campaign is part of Roma Women Empowerment project (2012-2013) supported by the IPA programme of DG Enlargement and the MATRA programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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