Friday, April 1, 2011



Sign our Petition:

Urgent Action Needed: Anti-Roma Violence Prevents Roma Inclusion

On the occasion of the 30th International Roma Day and the 5th European Roma Platform, we, the undersigned organisations and individuals, denounce all forms of anti-Roma violence, including intimidation and hate speech. As the European Commission presents the long-awaited European Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies, we cannot ignore that there are Roma living in Europe today whose daily lives are threatened by violence and harassment. Recalling the past and present acts of anti-Roma violence in Europe and the threat of future incidents, we remember the victims and demand justice for all of those affected. Whether the threat comes from ordinary citizens, paramilitary groups, far-right political organisations or the hate speech of public figures, we demand that the racism and violence which undermine our common European values no longer be tolerated or ignored.

We call on the European Union and national governments to:

-Swiftly and clearly condemn all acts of anti-Roma violence, recognising and denouncing their racial motivation;

-Ensure prompt State response to protect Romani European citizens against threats to their security and to conduct effective investigations and prosecutions to deliver justice to victims of violent attacks;

-Implement a "zero tolerance policy" for public officials engaged in hate speech or other violations of the rights of Roma.
Vash jekh sigutni akcia: I violenca karing e Roma si jekh obstakolo vash I socialo inkluzia

And-o 30-tone Internacialo Romano Dives thaj o 5-utni Evropaqi Romani Platforma, ame, organizacie thaj individualno manusha, keras zurali kritika palal sa e forme palal i violenca mamuj e Roma, presia thaj rasistikane vorbe. Kana i Evropaqi Komisia del avri o but adzukerdo Evropaqo Bazutno Lil vash Nacionalno Strategie palal e Romengi Inkluzia, ame nashti te bistras so si Roma kaj train and-i Evropa avdives thaj kasko dzivutnipen si and-o risko katar i violenca thaj I persekucia. Kana das amen gindo palal e palutne thaj aktualno akcie palal i violenca karing e Roma and-i Evropa thaj i dar katar aver neve incidentura, anas amenge godi palal e viktime thaj akharas pe kris vash savorre manusha kaj sas viktime. Na-j importanto kana o risko avel katar e manusha, paramilitarenge grupe, chacutne rigake politikane organizacje vaj rasistikane vorbe katar publikane institucienge reprezentantura, si importanto so ame akharas so o rasizmo thaj i violenca save musaren amare Evropake valore te na avel akceptisarde vaj bistarde.

Ame mangas katar I Evropaqi Unia thaj nacionalno governura te:

- Keren kritika palal i violenca sigutnes thaj klaro, te prindzaren thaj te keren surali kritika palal laqi rasialo motivacia;

- Te keren sigurno so ka avel jekh sigutni reakcia katar e Thema te den protekcia pe Evropaqe Romane themutne mamuj e riskura vash lengi sekuriteta; thaj te keren sigutne thaj lache investigacie thaj te den sankcie kashte avel kris vash e viktime katar i violenca;

- Te thon and-i praktika jekh "zero politika palal i toleranca" karing e publikane oficialura kaj den duma rasistikane vorbenca thaj save len kotor and-e aver phagerimata katar e Romenge chachipena.

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Next Friday, 8 April, is International Romani Day.

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