ANTI-DEFAMATION, Major Group

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ANTI-DEFAMATION, Major Group

ANTI-DEFAMATION (formerly IRADL, International Romani Anti Defamation League) respectfully advocates human rights for Roma across the globe by identifying abuses and redirecting offenders with relevant Khetanes resources.

Proposed projects:

a. Collaborates with all MAJOR GROUPS to maintain current menu of Khetanes resources to present as needed to members, the public, even offenders;

b. Gathers and shares with members best practices and research for conflict resolution and non-violent communication;

c. Identifies current human rights abuses (e.g. MBFGW, American Gypsies, column Zsolt Bayer) and applies non-violent communication to confront the offenders.

COORDINATORS: Ciuin Ferrin, Valery Novoselsky, Tina Carr, Annemarie Schoene, Els de Groen, Viola Hinz-Hassan Pour Razavi

Members: 50
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2016

Discussion Forum

United Methodist Women Church Study

Started by Ciuin Ferrin. Last reply by KristinaLisa <Tinari * Tina B> Jul 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Dear All, The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist church are involved in a two year study of the condition of the Romani with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. They are putting a great deal of effort and funding into building churches and…Continue

DOSTA! 8 April International Romani Day

Started by Qristina Zavačková Cummings. Last reply by Glenda Bailey-Mershon Mar 8, 2013. 2 Replies

CALL TO ACTION FOR INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY!TELL HUNGARY “DOSTA!”F.R.E.E.…Continue

Pre-launch of RomaReact.org – mapping online platform challenging stereotypes and prejudices Roma people face in today´s Europe

Started by Gabriela Hrabanova. Last reply by Stoimen Oct 26, 2012. 1 Reply

ERGO Network pre-launched unique website RomaReact.org at the occasion of the Day of Europe on May 9, 2012. RomaReact.org is an interactive multimedia mapping platform building a global online community seeking social change and justice by engaging…Continue

French Socialist Party presidential candidate calls for internment camps for the Roma

Started by Qristina Zavačková Cummings. Last reply by Hans Wahler May 10, 2012. 8 Replies

In a February 12 interview on Canal Plus TV, François Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for president in the upcoming elections, proposed as a “solution” to the presence in France of Roma European Union (EU) citizens “the creation of camps … to…Continue

Tags: racism, Roma, France, anti-ziganism

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Comment by Nadara Gypsy Band on January 11, 2013 at 0:54
Thanks a lot Els, we cannot stay in silence for this. I feel so Hungry for what I read and I'm afraid too, What should we do to help more??? I spoke with near roma friends and familiars and tell them we have to protest and fignt but lot of them think if they will make a protest it will be the occasion to kill them... It's terrible but I still trust we can change the thinks if we work together. Why roma organization don't react? Or did they react? T'aves baxthali
Comment by Stoimen on January 12, 2013 at 20:50

Dear Alexandra,

Please follow the blog Brown Soup here. In UK and in Italy protests are prepared, maybe in other countries also. No, we cannot keep silence. Planned activities will be posted in the blog Brown Soup and in the Calender with Events. Keep courage and take care!

Comment by Qristina Zavačková Cummings on October 22, 2013 at 15:59

I used to be really active (coordinator) for this group. Haven't heard anything since the change over?

Comment by Stoimen on October 22, 2013 at 20:51

We were and are simply too busy reorganizing the site, still searching for extra coordinators. That does not mean, however, that our activities stopped.

Far right marches in Czech Republic, continuing deportations in France, racist language in Dutch weekly, documenting Roma in Sweden... More than enough reasons to stay on the alert.

And besides: Anti Defamation activities ARE successfull: the rector of the Corvinus University in Budapest apologized for the textbook. No, not to us, but at least he apologized in public this year. We were told by Agnes Darozci.

Comment by Tini Chris on October 29, 2013 at 23:16

I would like to help your work ! :)

Comment by Stoimen on October 30, 2013 at 22:47

Dear Tini,

Many thanks!!!

Els

Comment by Viola Hinz-Hassan Pour Razavi on March 23, 2014 at 10:04

this is a info from Roma Virtual Network:

Harassment against EveryOne Group: a new appeal to the international civil society

On April 16, 2014 a trial will be held at the Criminal Court in Milan against the human rights defenders Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau who are facing a charge of “defamation”. In 2008 they published a press release after a public hospital had refused to examine and provide treatment for a Romani woman suffering from a serious illness.

Treviglio (BG), 15/03/2014 - My name is Roberto Malini and I am the co-president of EveryOne Group, an international organization for human rights. During our difficult work protecting the most vulnerable people, we have suffered various forms of persecution from the institutions and intolerant and racist groups. Twice myself and the other two co-presidents, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, have been charged with criminal behaviour. In the first case, after intervention from the OHCHR, FrontLine Defenders, the European Commission and dozens of Roma associations throughout the world, the charge of "libel" was dropped. On this occasion we had protested against the abduction of a Roma child from its parents by the social services in Pesaro. In the second case, we were acquitted. However, the legal pressure and the constant threats by intolerant people forced us, at the end of 2008, to move away from the city of Pesaro, where I, Dario Picciau, and other activists from EveryOne Group lived and worked. We have also suffered serious professional damage and have spent thousands of Euros on legal expenses for our defence, money that was never refunded. In the end this persecution forced us to limit our humanitarian work and today our group is unable to grow, because anyone who would normally be happy to collaborate with us is afraid of being legally persecuted.

Read more on http://roma.idebate.org/news-articles/harassment-against-everyone-g...

Comment by cathay birch on January 13, 2016 at 22:22

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Discussion Forum

United Methodist Women Church Study

Started by Ciuin Ferrin. Last reply by KristinaLisa <Tinari * Tina B> Jul 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Dear All, The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist church are involved in a two year study of the condition of the Romani with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. They are putting a great deal of effort and funding into building churches and…Continue

DOSTA! 8 April International Romani Day

Started by Qristina Zavačková Cummings. Last reply by Glenda Bailey-Mershon Mar 8, 2013. 2 Replies

CALL TO ACTION FOR INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY!TELL HUNGARY “DOSTA!”F.R.E.E.…Continue

Pre-launch of RomaReact.org – mapping online platform challenging stereotypes and prejudices Roma people face in today´s Europe

Started by Gabriela Hrabanova. Last reply by Stoimen Oct 26, 2012. 1 Reply

ERGO Network pre-launched unique website RomaReact.org at the occasion of the Day of Europe on May 9, 2012. RomaReact.org is an interactive multimedia mapping platform building a global online community seeking social change and justice by engaging…Continue

French Socialist Party presidential candidate calls for internment camps for the Roma

Started by Qristina Zavačková Cummings. Last reply by Hans Wahler May 10, 2012. 8 Replies

In a February 12 interview on Canal Plus TV, François Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for president in the upcoming elections, proposed as a “solution” to the presence in France of Roma European Union (EU) citizens “the creation of camps … to…Continue

Tags: racism, Roma, France, anti-ziganism

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