On November 6 at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje, RDICM and the Network for Systemic and Permanent Solutions will mark the International Day of the Romani Language on November 5

Since UNESCO declared November 5 as the International Day of the Romani Language in 2015, and since 2018, 16 member states of the Council of Europe have recognized the Romani language as a minority language according to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, this significant day is marked in most of Europe and beyond. Within those frameworks, the Republic of North Macedonia also commemorates this day with several events. One of those events is organized by RDICM and the Network for Systemic and Permanent Solutions of the Roma Community in the Republic of Macedonia. They, supported by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, will mark this day on November 6, 2023 - Monday, starting at 10 am.

The event will be held at the Faculty of Philology "Blaze Koneski" in Skopje.

According to the organizers, senior representatives from state institutions such as the Government, Parliament and several ministries, representatives from higher educational institutions, etc., will have their welcome speech at the event.

The diplomatic corps has been invited as well as many others, including those from the non-governmental sector, from social and political life, etc.

It is planned to hold a small introductory history in connection with the celebration of the day, as well as an academic class on the topic: "Promotion of the Romani language and literature." The Romani language.

At the end, plaques will also be awarded to individuals and institutions that have contributed to the preservation of the Romani language. The motto of this year's commemoration on November 5 is: "Roma language, the root of Roma identity"

The first exhibition of photos and biographies of "Roma partisans" was organized by the author Daniel Petrovski, M.Sc.

Today, the exhibition "Roma Partisans" was presented in front of a large number of people present at the "Brothers Ramiz and Hamid" OU in Shuto Orizari. The exhibition "Roma Partisans" is the author's work of Daniel Petrovski, MA, PhD student at the Institute of Folklore "Marko Cepenkov" in Skopje. The exhibition focuses on the partisan movement in Macedonia and the participation of Roma in it during the Second World War.

The partisan movement was a counterbalance and resistance to the Nazi and fascist movements in Europe. According to research, at least 200 Roma partisans took part in the NOB during Yugoslavia. Only part of the Roma partisans for whom I could and had available literature and materials are highlighted in this exhibition. Data are shown for 50 Roma partisans from Skopje, Kumanovo, Berovo, Pehčevo village of Crnik, Prilep and Bitola. In the coming days, precisely the same exhibition will be presented in the square in the municipality of Shuto Orizari on 26.10.2023, on 07.11. in Topaana in Skopje and from November 13 to 17 in the Museum of Macedonia in Skopje. Otherwise, the organizer of the exhibition is the Association "Romano Ilo" from Skopje

In the hotbed of the conflict in Palestine, one of the organizations that cares for the Palestinian Roma - Domari is Domari Society of Romani people in Jerusalem

The Domari Society of Romani people in Jerusalem, founded in 1999, is the only organization in Palestine dedicated to the empowerment of the Domari Romani people. The Society works at the grassroots level to serve the social, cultural, and educational needs of this minority community, which has long suffered from discrimination, neglect, and poverty as with their counterparts in Europe. Focusing on women and children, the Society provides tutorial services for school children, vocational training for women, and literacy courses for adults. Domari people in the Middle East and North Africa arrived in the region after their exodus from India in several migratory waves. In Palestine, small communities of Domari can be found across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In Jerusalem, the Domari people settled inside the Old City, in the Bab al-Hutta neighborhood near the Lion's Gate. Through centuries of their presence in the region, the Domari people have grown their roots and largely assimilated in the mainstream Palestinian culture. The Domaris today are Muslims and speak the Arabic language. Although the nomadic lifestyle and the Domari language have largely been forgotten, Domari's identity can still be found in their customs, food, and crafts. The Society began its partnership with Sunbula in the fall of 2008 through the product development training for the women artisans. Domari handicrafts and jewlery are a unique blend of local Palestinian culture and Domari's vibrant heritage. The Society also runs the catering project Domari Gypsy Kitchen.  Sunbula supports this initiative through 'Lunch Deli in the Garden', a regular weekday event that offers home-cooked Palestinian meals for takeaway.

Domari Society of Gypsies in Jerusalem

10 Shafat Road, Jerusalem

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The SP BTR documentary "Life at the Crossroads" had an effect! Little Sali Ademov, who used to beg on the streets as a child, now goes to school

A little over a year ago, the SP BTR documentary "Life at the Crossroads" directed by Zoran Dimov, had its premiere, where it left the audience in tears and deep emotions. The story is about the marginalization, the economic insecurity, the struggle for existence of a five-member Roma family, which was also faced with people without documents and without a roof over their heads.

Now the formalities with the documents are almost over, and soon they will receive their personal documents. But one of the main benefits is that one of the main characters, little 8-year-old Sali Ademov, who was begging on the streets of Skopje together with his parents, started a new, beautiful period of his life. He started attending school to formalize his education.

The point of the documentary and the director Dimov himself was to somehow send a message to the state and society that those families should be given a chance to live their lives equal to everyone else. The news is here, "Life at the Crossroads" had an effect!



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Од 5 Ноември 2022 достапен документарниот филм на СП БТР „Небо, Точак, Земја„ на Max TV и Max TV GO со пребарување –Видеотека


6-to Romano Čhavorikanoo muzikakoro festivali 
„Čhavorikano Suno 2022“ – SP BTR

6-ти Ромски Детски музички фестивал
„Детски Сон 2022„ – СП БТР

6th Romani Children's Music Festival
"Children's Dream 2022" - SP BTR

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