Force of change
Let's not stop here!
- Posted by: Hristo Hristov
- Category: Uncategorized @bg
In the last few months, we have traveled a lot. Meeting young Roma people are the reason which drives us to never stop working. We have also started working in a new area. The fight against discrimination, respect for values, and human dignity has always been a part of our lives, but for the very first time we managed to deepen our work in this direction. We have met almost 240 Roma high school students with whom we talked about human rights, stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination cases, and discussed what is right and what is not. We looked inside ourselves. And in the 10 meetings, we reached the same conclusion – education is the key to change!
Here are the outcomes. 35 young people from eight localities organized campaigns for tolerance and freedom, but against discrimination and domestic violence. Each person represents the message they want to convey to their relatives, friends, classmates, as well as to anyone who will stop and read it. All young people want to set an example and draw the attention of our society and share the idea of respecting every human dignity.
We believe that the number of the ambassadors of tolerance will continue to grow incessantly. We have a call for small grants focused on human rights and discrimination.
Let’s not stop here!
Be the driving force of change!
Village of Archar, the Vidin Province
Village of Medkovets, the Montana Province
Dupnitsa, the Kyustendil Province
Sapareva banya, the Kuystendil Province
Village of Stoletovo, Plovdiv Province
This publication is part of the Youth RIGHTS – Romani Identity, Grass-root Humanity, Tolerance and Social strength project which is funded by Minority Rights Group Europе (MRGE) within the MARIO project and with the financial support of “Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values” programme (2021-2027) of the European Union (ref: 101091387).
The statements and opinions expressed herein belong solely to Arete Youth Foundation- Bulgaria and do not necessarily reflect the views of Minority Rights Group Europe (MRGE) or their partners.