The Erasure of Romani Women in Statistical Data: Limits of the Race-versus-Gender Approach

Abstract: “The Erasure of Romani Women in Statistical Data: Limits of the Race-versus-Gender Approach” sheds light on the marginalization of Romani women within statistical data collection. Oprea argues that the prevailing separation of race and gender perpetuates their invisibility, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach that recognizes the interplay of these identities. The article critiques existing data collection methods for excluding Romani women’s experiences, leading to incomplete analyses. Oprea advocates for inclusive statistics and collaboration between governments, organizations, and Romani activists to rectify this erasure and promote equality. The article underscores how reframing data collection practices can foster a more accurate understanding of Romani women’s challenges and drive meaningful change.

Author(s):

Alexandra Oprea

 YEAR: 2009

Type:  Article

Initially published by:

Open Society Institute. 400 West 59th Street | New York, NY 10019, U.S.A. | Tel 1-212-548-0600 | www.soros.org.

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