We are women activists from Leskovac and until recently we were informally organized as Roma Women Initiative.
Our greatest accomplishment is empowering women from Roma communities to solve problems they encounter in education, healthcare, and political participation.
We are determined to show young Roma girls just how important the education is. Results are visible, more and more girls are being enrolled in high schools.
We often organize preventative medical exams for women. The fact that four women caught cancer in early stages speaks for itself. These women took care of their health and are now living healthy lives. Other women we work with take great care of themselves and their health and are being more responsible.
We have established a connection with Roma churches in Leskovac. Healthcare workshops are also being held there.
We are part of the feminist movement in Serbia and we are happy to participate in activities of other sister organizations from Roma Women’s Network, which we are a part of since the start.
During yearly Month of Roma Women Activism, we contribute to the process of decreasing prejudice and stereotypes, specially towards Roma women.
Roma Women of Leskovac
Phone: +381 61 24 44 934