First Congress on Romani Feminism

First Congress on Romani Feminism

On 17 and 18 November 2017, the Asociación Gitanas Feministas por la Diversidad organised in Madrid, Spain, the First Congress on Romani Feminism with the aim of bringing Romani women and men at the centre of the debate as the protagonists of a true Romani feminist expression and discourse.

The initiative sought to highlight the multiple oppression that we suffer in a society controlled by paternalism, coloniality, class difference, heteronormativity, among other issues and serve as a turning point in overcoming the antigypsyism.

The main outcome of the congress was a consensual document that will serve as a roadmap for the Roma feminism agenda in the short and medium term. In this roadmap, the key is the participation of the Romani Population in the design of policies for the Roma people.

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