Romani women’s activism and role in addressing statelessness in Europe

Advocacy Briefing

The voices of Romani women are all too often missing from policy debates on statelessness and legal identity. ENS has come together with Romani women activists to start a conversation centring an intersectional approach to understanding statelessness.  

Romani women have been organising and mobilising at local, national, and regional levels for decades. This advocacy briefing spotlights Romani women’s activism and their integral role in finding solutions to the challenges associated with statelessness. We discuss how to address this gap, which is illustrative of wider challenges Romani women face accessing political processes and power.  

This briefing calls for their expertise to be heard, acknowledged, and valued in efforts to address statelessness in Europe and is launched to coincide with the 8th International Roma Women’s Conference hosted by the Council of Europe. 

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