Do the politicians in Romania have the will to help Roma citizens to be full members of Romanian society?
“We need national and local authorities to express clear political will to implement projects offering an inclusive urban development plan with an integrated housing project for marginalised Roma communities. Besides providing decent housing, this would empower Roma citizens to become full members of our society.” - Enikő Vincze, Founder Member of GLOC.
Do the politicians in Romania have the will to help Roma citizens to be full members of Romanian society?Yes because... No because...
Romanian authorities are failing ...
“Romanian authorities are failing their citizens at Pata-Rât by forcing them to live near a rubbish dump in substandard housing conditions. It is unacceptable to treat a community as if they’re rubbish, and this is a gross violation of human dignity.” - Dezideriu Gergely, ERRC Executive Director.
"Romania authorities are failing the Roma with their paternalistic urban planning methods. The Roma have not been empowered to advocate their own interests, particularly in housing, The Romanian urban planners need to work more intimately with the Roma to develop a considerate plan that respects both the cultural boundaries and human rights of the Roma people."
-Michael Chohaney, Geographer-advocate, University of Toledo, USA.