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Balkan Insight | Serbia’s Stateless Roma Struggle for Visibility

This story was first published in Balkan Insight on January 9, 2018. by Claire Taylor SIT Fall 2017 Occidental College On a cold, rainy day, seven Roma women gather in their children’s education centre in the Vojni Put settlement in Belgrade. They sit around a small table in child-sized chairs to talk about their pasts and futures. …

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Balkan Insight | Bosnia’s Roma Try to Break Out of Isolation

This story was first published in Balkan Insight on June 14, 2017. by Hoi Mun Yee SIT Spring 2017 Drake University Melina Halilovic is the first Roma woman to be elected to the municipal council in the central Bosnian town of Visoko. Working in a plain white building, her achievements are anything but plain. She broke through …

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