Rom Links by Country
Since the Rom are a truly international people, the world wide web has proven an ideal tool for them to keep in contact with each other. There are hundreds of websites, chatrooms and e-mail lists operating in Romani and/or the language of their home country. Here are a few different sites (mainly in English), which provide an overview of Romani culture, history, politics, language, music and plain everyday life. Most of these sites have links to other sites if you want to take your research further.
Decade of Roma Inclusion - This film is dedicated to The Decade of Roma Inclusion - an initiative adopted by eight countries in Central and Southeast Europe working with the World Band & Soros/Open Society Institute to change the lives of Roma in Europe.
Cambridge Review of International Affairs - Special Romani issue (taking
its name from the title of American Gypsy) with extracts from academic essays on Roma in world politics
DMOZ open directory - comprehensive lists of Rom-related sites clearly organized
in all categories: arts, education, news etc.
European Committee on Romani Emancipation - based in Belgium, this European
organization strives to achieve social and economic inclusion of European Rom. Has up-to-date news
on Roma campaigns and politics.
ERRC/European Roma Rights Center - an impressive organization in Budapest, Hungary,
that actively protests anti-Romani racism throughout Europe. Constantly updated site with news,
journals, grant & employment resource lists, and links to many others.
Gypsies and Travellers, books published by the University of Hertfordshire Press
Patrin - an outstanding site about Romani culture and history, with links to many other sites
Photographs by Rana Halprin - Roma from California to Italy, over the past 25 years
The Romani Archives - Based at the University of Texas the Romani Archives is a resource collection consisting of several thousand books, monographs, articles, manuscripts, audio and video recordings, prints, paintings and other artifacts, all produced by or about Roma and Travellers.
Voice of Roma - an international organisation based in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded by the family of a Romani man from Kosovo, to organize, promote and provide educational, cultural and charitable projects for and about Roma (e.g. concerts, community, advocacy, immigration, human rights).
Romani Lessons - a booklet and audio cassette package of 40 Vlax Romani (Kalderash dialect)
lessons is available through the Western Canadian Romani Alliance.
Romani National Congress - the RNC is the federation of the Romani Civil and Human
Rights Movement. Based in Germany, this site contains news and information about Romani current
affairs from all over the world.
Romnews Network - current news, politics, history and hundreds of links to further sites.
Romani Org homepage - lots of links and historical / political essays
Roma Rights - Roma Rights is published quarterly in English & Romani by the ERRC.
A recent edition: www.errc.org/roma-rights-journal
"The Pariah Syndrome" By Dr. Ian Hancock - a seminal history of the Romani people.
Online edition of this book at:
ROM LINKS BY COUNTRY
Canadian Roma Community and Advocacy Center.
News and information of current Romani events and courses in Canada.
Czech Republic Roma - a comprehensive and regularly updated website run by a team from Radio Prague.
Dom Research Center - fascinating site devoted to Middle Eastern and North
African Gypsy communities. Contains articles, publications and news on humanitarian projects.
The Gypsy Council - A national English Romany association devoted to providing Gypsy
education, culture, welfare and civil Rights.
English site devoted to Romany and Traveller family history
French site dedicated to Romani culture - Balval
French music site with a focus on manouche jazz and other guitar music
Hungarian Romani website
Irish Traveller human rights organization - Pavee Point. This site is a great
source of information about Irish Traveller-Gypsy culture.
French website about Roma worldwide
Romania - Romani Criss website. (Roma Center for Social Intervention and Studies).
Contains database of Roma human rights cases.
Romanian Roma resource site containing information on a broad range of Romani topics.
Spanish site about Roma - Union Romani