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Fifth International Conference of Roma Women

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Application Deadline: July 20th 2015

The Fifth International Conference of Roma Women organised by the Council of Europe and the Macedonian Government will take place in Skopje, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 6-7 October 2015.

Since 2003, the Roma Women’s conferences have provided the opportunity for Roma women to address on the international stage the issues affecting their and their families’ lives. They have also provided a space where Roma women have kept each other informed of issues concerning them and exchanged experiences.

The 5th International conference will take stock of the developments since the first international conference of Roma women and will aim to build on the latest results of the 4th international conference, including the work of Phenjalipe and the impact of the Strategy for the Advancement of Romani women and Girls, 2014-2020.

The main topics to be discussed during the Conference, identified by the Roma women themselves, are a) the mainstreaming of gender in the national Roma integration strategies and local action plans and their implementation; b) Phenjalipe and Romani women’s empowerment, including political participation; and c) Forms of violence against Romani women, with a focus on trafficking and child marriage.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All Roma woman living and working at local level in member states of the Council of Europe, and with the capacity to contribute to this conference can participate.

 Cost:

The Council of Europe will cover the travel and subsistence expenses of one Roma woman living and working at local level per Council of Europe member State.

How to apply?

Deadline for application is 20 July 2015. For application you first express your interest by sending your motivation letter and you CV to roma.team@coe.int 

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