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I am a former president of a refugee community association registered as Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands (BCN) as well as a Bhutanese Human Rights Activist based in the hague. At the moment I am the coordinator of a exile based Think Tank "The Bhutan Watch" and the international coordinator of The Global Campaign for the release of the political prisoners in Bhutan (GCRPPB).
Roma Versitas Kosovo is the only organization that mainly works with Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian students throughout Kosovo, on a daily basis. The work of this organization has been going on for more than five years, and the leading staff gained more than 5 years of direct experience in support of 500 Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian students in three resource centers of Kosovo, Prishtina, Prizren, and Peja. The main aim was, and it will continue to be to raise the performance and capacity in the academic and professional development of these three communities. We strongly believe in most students as great contributors to Kosovo and their own communities' future. There are many organizations registered to work on advancing the socio-economic status of Roma. Ashkali and Egyptians in Kosovo. However, very few are led by Roma community members. Roma Versitas Kosovo staff members are a combined of nine members belonging to Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian community. Continuously, the staff of this organization already has an accumulated experience of more than 15 years in working with volunteers through different programs such as Balkan Sunflowers International.
Roma youth organization "Walk with us-Phiren Amenca" has committed to developing and actively engaging young Roma men and women in life of Montenegrin society, strengthening institutional capacities for the inclusion of Roma population, and reducing negative attitudes and discrimination against Roma in Montenegro.
Association's objectives are:
- Strengthening the capacity of the young Roma for democratic participation in societal life.
- Strengthening institutional capacities for the inclusion of Roma.
- Instituting and monitoring legislative initiatives related to Roma.
- Suppression and elimination of negatives views and ethnic prejudices towards Roma.
Our activities are focused in six key areas: education, working with youngsters and children, recruitment, health, legally invisible persons and advocacy in the area of rights and freedoms of young Roma.
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR) is an NGO established in 2013 and registered in Sweden, Switzerland, France, and UK. It endeavours to preserve universal principles of dignity and respect by shielding democracy and human rights.
In the pursuit of this vision, SALAM DHR aims to influence British, European and UN representatives to improve the situation in the Middle East, and foster awareness of human rights and democracy.
To accomplish these goals, SALAM DHR conducts monitoring and analysis, produces reports, develops recommendations on policy and legislation, organises advocacy campaigns, conducts trainings, and builds effective coalitions. SALAM DHR is actively involved in international cooperation for human rights and democracy, including the production of alternative reports on key human rights topics, coordinating coalitions, lobbying for reform of flawed institutions, and articulating NGO positions at the UN Human Rights Council, the European Parliament, and various domestic bodies.
We welcome enquiries and interactions on a broad range of topics and issues.
Sirazul Islam was born in Kutupalong Refugee camp and spent 8 years there before moving to the UK. Sirazul was stateless for 18 years and has survived a genocide. Sirazul graduated from the University of Manchester with a Law degree and now works to ensure the Rohingya community, and others in similar situations, have access to their human rights.
Thugten D. Drukpa is President for community based non-profit organization of permanently resettled Bhutanese refugees in Denmark, 'Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark' (ABCD).
He is responsible for organizing different cultural programs, sport activities, literary programs and social activities, which help to preserve and promote Nepali culture, language and history. He is also responsible for representing Bhutanese common interests and issues in local, regional, national and international level.