Sara López Olvera

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She has a degree in Political Science and Sociology (University of Granada). She has political and union experience in various spaces and groups, but she stands out for her work as a Romani feminist aimed at promoting and raising awareness about Romani Feminism and its leaders.

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Carmen Fernández Molina

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Teacher, specialist in training and labour insertion and expert in Romani Feminism and Diaspora of the Romani People. Feminist activist and vice-president of the Asociación Gitanas Feministas por la Diversidad.

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Elena Gorolová

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She is social worker and defender of human rights. She is the spokesperson for the Group of women harmed by forced sterilization and a member of the Czech organization Vzájemné soužití (Mutual coexistence).

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María Adelina Jiménez Jiménez

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She was the first Spanish Romani woman who won by opposition the title of national teacher when she was only 21 years old. For 34 years she worked as a teacher in the equal integration of Romani women.

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Melanie Spitta

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Film director, human rights activist and feminist. Her mother, who was imprisoned in the camps of Auschwitz, Ravensbruck and Bergen-Belsen.

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Vera Kurtić

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Radical feminist, activist and one of the coordinators of Women Space, an organization based in Niš, Serbia, and founder of the Serbian Romani Network of Women that brings together organizations and groups across the country into a joint and unified force aimed at improve the position of Romani women.

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Nicoleta Bitu

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Graduated in social work, program coordinator of Romani CRISS, president of the Romanian Democratic Federation of Roma, member of the board of directors of the European Romani Institute of Arts and Culture (ERIAC), academic adviser of the project RomArchive.

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Lily van Angeren-Franz

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Sinti survivor of Samudaripen and important witness of the time. She survived Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Graslitz. After the end of World War II she lived in the Netherlands and has dedicated her life to remembering the Nazi crimes committed with the European Roma.

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Emilia Fernández Rodríguez “La Canastera”

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The first Romani woman recognized and beatified as a martyr by the Catholic Church, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for helping her husband to get rid of going to the war.

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Hildegard Franz

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Survivor of the Samudaripen, imprisoned in the Romani camp of Auschwitz and in the Buchenwald concentration camp. She and five other women created a focal point to report on what happened and maintain public attention on the Holocaust.

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