Intersections of Gender, Ethnicity, and Class: History and Future of the Romani Women’s Movement


The incentive to write about the Romani women’s movement is a workshop “Intersections of Gender, Ethnicity, and Class: History and Future of the Role of Gender in the Romani Movement”. The Center for Policy Studies (Central European University) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized the workshop on October 30 and 31, 2015, at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. During the workshop, Romani and non-Romani women scholars and activists, most of whom have played a significant role in shaping Roma related discourses, policies and projects in Europe in the last twenty years, offered critical reflections on the history of their work in this regard. They also initiated debates about the present and future gender politics in relation to the Romani movement.
The ‘Romani movement’implies a diversity of politicized contexts in which Romani women and men fought for the rights of Roma.‘Romani women’s movement’is also a complex term that implies multiple forms of Romani women’s struggles at the political level and a diversity of contexts and does not imply singularity or exclusively joint steps that they have been taking.


Angéla Kóczé & Lídia Balogh & Jelena Jovanivic

YEAR: 2015

Type: Article

Initially published by:

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest, Working Paper. Center for Policy Studies, Central European University.

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