Romania’s one million Roma people have a long, yet little-known history of oppression

Today, anti-Roma prejudice has remained in place. In Romania and across the rest of Europe, Roma people encounter systemic discrimination: being profiled by police, rejected by landlords, denied access to bank accounts, and lacking basic infrastructure in Roma neighborhoods. Thanks to the work of charities, NGOs, and recent European legislation, things are slowly beginning to change — but those hoping to root out anti-Roma racism for good face a daunting uphill battle.

The Calvert Journal spoke to six Roma activists from the creative industries about the challenges both they and their communities face on a daily basis. Bold, creative, engaged and self-aware, these women have embraced their Roma heritage, and are fighting to make a difference in the way Roma people are perceived, and treated in Romanian society today.

The info is taken from "Calvet the Journal "