Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Roma Recycle

Yesterday, April 8th, was International Roma Day. "Roma" isn't the city, but rather the name for the ethnic group most of us call gypsies. It was a day dedicated to call attention to respect for the human rights of the Roma. Roma are the largest minority in Europe, where they often face violence, police brutality and systematic discrimination in education, employment, and housing, particularly in post-communist countries. Persecution of Roma is a continuing problem and monitoring through intergovernmental organizations can improve the human rights of Roma minorities across Europe. In this picture, several Roma are carting back treasures they've found either for their own use or to resell.

2 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Bibi, great post! I am always intrigued by other cultures and lifestyles. Thanks for showing the Roma. I had no idea they were considered an ethnic minority.

J.C. said...

Hi Bibi, this is my first visit to your blog. I enjoyed reading about the Roma. Didn't know that the gypsies in Europe are of the Roma ethnic. This is enlightening for me.

And I also like the description that you gave about the purpose of this blog. I would really like to learn more about Belgrade and Serbia through your photos and not only via the media.

Cheers,

J.C. of Subang Jaya Daily Photo