Roma Women Initiative – Prokuplje

Roma women in Prokuplje face many problems, as is common in other cities of Serbia. The need to change our status sparked this initiative.

64860_528251167217508_1331982033_nWomen gathered in our initiative have been part of Roma Women Network since the start and we are all active members.

425357_10150600978151927_392023578_nWe are also part of a subnetwork Together We Can that gathers activists of Southern Serbia.

We organized many workshops, panels, round tables and street actions, together with our sister organizations from the Network.

_DSC1021Activities were so far focused on women’s healthcare improvement. We are active in the filed of education, political participation and fight against discrimination…

We are proud of numerous Roma students of Medicine High School in Prokuplje. They help us with our street actions and promotion of education for Roma girls.

miraakcija slika2During the Month of Roma Women’s Activism, students and Roma nurses participated in the street action of checking blood pressure and blood sugar levels for the local pedestrians. We receive an important support from local hospital’s doctors. They happily participate in our actions, which are highly praised by our citizens.

One of our activists represented Roma Women Network (during the Month of Roma Women’s Activism) in TV show Women for TV Prva, and we are very proud of her.

We work on the local action plan for improvement of Roma women’s status, together with the Women Space and Ternipe organizations.

Our intention is to see this initiative (of Roma women from Prokuplje) grow into an organization that will be recognized locally as a partner organization in process of improvement of lives of Prokuplje citizens.



Phone: +381 65 69 22 101




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