We are an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the history, culture and true lives of Romani people worldwide.
We confront racism and oppression wherever we encounter it.
We try to make connections with all the "isms" that make up western culture.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
MAUD DE BOER BUQUICCHIO
Roma Women pay tribute to Maud De Boer Buquicchio, Deputy
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
On the occasion of the end of term in
office of the Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer
Buquicchio, the International Roma Women’s Network wishes to express its
gratitude for the continuous support of Ms de Boer Buquicchio in the struggle of
all European Roma Women to make their voices heard, notably through their
International Conference, and for promoting the mainstreaming of issues
concerning Roma women into general policies.
Ms de Boer Buquicchio was the first person
in the international field to sound the alarm over the forced and uninformed
sterilisation of Roma women and in 2003 received in her office a group of Roma
women who had been victims of forced sterilisation. She has been relentlessly
advocating measures by governments and within the Roma community itself for the
elimination of all forms of discrimination and harmful practices and for the
welfare of the new generation of Roma girls.
We shall dearly miss her. International Roma Women’s Network (IRWN)