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The term “Roma and Travellers” is used at the Council of Europe to encompass the wide diversity of the groups covered by the work of the Council of Europe in this field including Roma, Sinti/Manush, Calé, Kaale, Romanichals, Boyash/Rudari, Balkan Egyptians (Egyptians and Ashkali), Eastern groups (Dom, Lom and Abdal), groups such as Travellers, Yenish, and the populations designated under the administrative term “Gens du voyage”, as well as persons who identify themselves as Gypsies.

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"Local action for Roma safety" initiative presented at the Ukrainian Parliament

Video statements recorded at the 2nd official meeting of the Ukrainian Alliance are currently displayed in the Ukrainian Parliament

MP Iryna SUSLOVA

The initiative "Local Action for Roma Safety" will be presented to the Ukrainian Parliament on 9 April 2019 by Iryna SUSLOVA, MP and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination - Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations. This event is organised in the context of the International Roma Day, which is celebrated annually on 8 April. The objective is to promote, through positive messages, the role of the Roma in Ukrainian political, social and cultural life.

The initiative "Local Action for Roma Safety" was launched at the meeting of the Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion in Lviv, Ukraine, in February 2019. On this occasion, several participants - members of the Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Integration of Roma, local and regional elected officials, parliamentarians and NGO representatives - took a stand against hate speech towards Roma.

These video messages call for the protection of Roma rights and reaffirm their place as full-fledged actors in society. This is the main objective of the Declaration against Anti-Gypsyism, launched by the Congress of the Council of Europe, to give local and regional elected representatives from the 47 member states the opportunity to take a stand against discrimination towards Roma.