Tag: Roma

Poor Romas Sell Human Organs on the Black Market: Trading Kidneys for Firewood

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – “I have seven children, I don’t work, neither does my wife. For many years I thought about selling my kidney so I could give my children a better life, but just recently I found

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A Gypsy Saga: The Strojan Family Puts Slovenia on the Map

by Viktorija Plavcak – Slovenia – Slovenia, a new member of the European Union since September 2007, is a state where the rights of individuals are trampled on every day and nobody cares. Some may feign concern in public, but

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When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan

by Jessica Mosby – USA – All gypsies are thieves and beggars who will steal your children and your passport! According to Johnny Depp, believers in that statement should drop everything they’re doing and run, not walk, to the nearest

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Child Marriage Persists in Macedonia Among the Roma: Esma Is Sold for 1000 Euros

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – The sounds of the tambour and clarinet – loud Gypsy music – throngs of young people dressed in traditional costume, a wood table piled high with food and plenty of dry red wine…this was

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