Roma women activists take bold action to end violence against women and gender-based discrimination in Roma communities

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

On the occasion of International Roma Day, 8 April, UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union, launches an interactive map to boost visibility of Roma women’s leadership in preventing and responding to violence against women, and gender-based discrimination. The map features women activists who relentlessly advocate for Roma women’s rights and provide much-needed support and services to Roma women and girls.

Click on each country to meet the Roma women leaders across the Western Balkans.


Welcome to Roma women activists interactive map!
Please click on each country to see a list of activists. Scroll down to see more names of activists.


The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

This interactive map was produced with the financial support of the European Union. The views expressed here are of these participants and may not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, UN Women, or the United Nations Member States.

* For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. For UN Women, references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).