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* Human rights activist from Kharkiv helps Roma community to integrate’
By The Kyiv Post

Koriak, a daughter of a Romani father pursued a career in human rights due to childhood experience of being bullied because of not having a typical Ukrainian appearance. She claims that although she is Romani, she is however, responsible for the promotion of all Ukrainians human rights. Being tolerant and understanding people differences are the most important keys when it comes to integrating Roma and other minorities.

Both regional and municipal governments can play a role by including Roma mediators in political decision-making processes.

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* ‘Czech Republic: Romani businesspeople raise funds to support visually impaired children’
By Romea.cz

Robert Tonelli, organized a Christmas charity event sponsored by various Romani entrepreneurs and tradespeople in the Czech Republic on 20 December 2017 at the visual impairment clinic in Dvur Kralove nad Labem.

He argued that he is very happy that the sponsors provided support to all children irrespective of skin color. He also stated that any health care facility that is put in place for the treatment of the medical handicaps of children deserve support.

The donors provided support in the form of dolls, coloring books, toy cars, mini Lego etc. The clinic was given a cash donation of CZK 15000 (580euro) which is meant for equipment or special toys to help cure visual impairment.

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* ‘Internationally renowned Romani artist Damian Le Bas has passed away’
By Romea.cz

Damian Le Bas passed away at the age of 54 at his home, in the British town of Worthing in West Sussex.

He was well known for his work in collage and drawing. He was the first Roma and Sinti pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

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