To improve the socio-economic situation of Roma women/communities in selected locations in Republic of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Capacities of Roma women's organizations will be strengthened to address Roma strategies at national and European level and interventions related to the rights of Roma women and the social inclusion of Roma communities. Project components are designed in a way to boost the confidence of Roma women, awareness of rights and the strengthening of skills as well as their social capital in terms of connections (relations) as well as their impact on the structural level (structure). CARE International Balkans and representatives of partner organizations intend to achieve results by implementing a wide range of activities leading to four mutually supported components or expected results (ER) that are closely related.
ER1: Roma women and girls are empowered to exercise their rights to education, health and to life free of violence through targeted community-level assistance(at 9 localities project intents to introduce educational, health and gender-transformative type activities on local level through small grants which will be implemented by local organizations)
ER3: National networks of Roma and non-Roma women organizations are capacitated to influence and monitor implementation of policies related to Roma women´s rights and gender equality on local and national levels and actively engage into accountability mechanisms (and to ensure a better potential for impact, coordination at the local level will be enhanced between different actors who can contribute to the social inclusion of Roma men and women)
The total budget of the project is 1.100.000 Euros, 1.010.000 ensured by Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and the rest, 90.000 Euros, by CARE funds.
LocationBosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro
Partner OrganizationsAssociation of Romani Women “Better Future city Tuzla” – Tuzla, B&H
BIBIJA-Roma Women’s Centre – Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Center for Roma Initiatives – Nikšić, Montenegro