PAL Network is developing and implementing the Awareness Raising Campaign “PAL Voices” directly linked to the Empowerment and Support of Romani Women and Girls. The PAL Voices campaign will give the opportunity to the wider public, friends and supporters to get familiar with all the work our Network is doing towards our primary mission and goals.
The campaign will run through our social media and more specifically through the PAL Network Facebook page using specific visual identification with additional reference to the relevant projects implemented by our network members, during the week 04/04/2022 – 08/04/2022 honoring the International Roma Day. The campaign is supported by publishing our members’ representatives “small talk” inspirational messages for the entire community as well as snapshots of their working groups.
A few words about the International Roma Day
April 8 was declared International Roma Day at the first World Romani Congress, organized by the Comité International Rom (CIR) in London in 1971. The 1971 congress, which was the first Roma attempt at international cooperation, also established the Roma flag and anthem. The latter was only officially recognized in 1990, during the fourth World Romani Congress in Warsaw, when it was accepted by Czech and Slovak Roma who already had their own anthem, composed in Auschwitz where many were exterminated. The congress participants also decided to replace some terms, such as ‘gypsy’, which were being widely used in Europe despite their negative connotation, with the term ‘Roma’.
International Roma Day is marked around Europe to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the situation of Roma and human rights issues they face.
Support and Follow are PAL Voices Campaign on https://www.facebook.com/palproject2016.