Diverse Youth Network

Diverse Youth Network was established in 2018 on the grounds of intersectionality; students of the The University of Pécs thought of creating an association that strives for equity for all socially excluded groups including the Roma, Jewish, the LGBT community, and foreigners. We aimed at providing mobility opportunities through the Erasmus program for talented Roma students to gain international experience. Our goal was to empower Romani women through roundtable discussions. We wanted to raise awareness within Romani families on the importance of doing well at school and daring to dream big. We started to insert our human rights approach through seminars, conferences, workshops and partnerships that include contemporary social issues from the human rights perspective. With Roma leadership, it was important for us to bring together the diverse youth of our societies who are silenced or are left out of decision making.