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Year of granting the aid: 2014
Realisation date: 01.09.2014 – 30.11.2015
Amount: 889 704 CZK
Organization: Genderové informační centrum NORA, o.p.s.

The project aims to increase awareness of gender topics in a concrete group of Roma women, motivate these women towards the need of professional development and support their entry into labour market. At the same time the project aims at sensitising the Czech public (both the general public and experts) to specific features of gender relations in the Roma population.

Two NGOs will cooperate in the project, namely Genderové informační centrum NORA, o.p.s. (further on only GIC NORA) and the Roma association MIRET. The project will work with a target group of 30 Roma women from Brno and the surroundings. Interactive seminars will serve to acquaint these women with the notion of gender and with equal opportunities. Women will be offered tailor made educational activities (basics of labour law, discrimination based on an ethnic origin, mapping one´s own competences, time management strategy). These women will be offered the possibility of mentoring as well.

The project includes research on the topic of role of Roma women. Research will be carried out in the form of qualitative analysis. 15 semistructured interviews will be conducted in the South Moravian and Pardubice regions where both NGOs are based. The snowball method of sampling will be used. Qualitative interviews will be carried out by 2 Roma women after training from an expert from GIC NORA. A report based on results will be intended for Roma associations, institutions dealing with Roma issues or working with Roma youth and gender organisations.

MIRET supporting talented Roma young people has selected two young Roma artists from its ranks. These Roma artists will shoot a short film documentary on role of Roma women. The film will show inter alia inspirational examples of Roma women who have managed to leave aside traditionally conceived gender relations in the Roma community and succeed on labour market. This document will have its first night at the final project conference. Research results will also be presented at this public conference. A panel discussion with be on the programme and will host representatives of supported Roma women, of both partner organisations and experts from gender and Roma organisations.