Today is International Roma Day. Yesterday, I posted about Roma children's right to education, and joined the march in London today. Here are five tweets that people posted for International Roma Rights Day, which concern Roma children, or were written by young people themselves:
1. AidNews - @Aid News: International Roma Day: The situation seen by our delegates in Eastern Europe: dlvr.it/1Q38sb
2. Pip Borev - @pipogypopotamus: April 8th is International Roma Day: celebrations or tribulations? http://t.co/EW7GaDf8 #shamelessplugging
3. Damian Mac Con Uladh - @damomac: April 8 was International #Roma Day: about 200-300k Roma live in Greece, or 3% of population. Here are two of them. pic.twitter.com/DhHAEWCb
4. Roma-Service - @dROMaBlog: #Amnesty Report: #Roma shown to be Europe's poorest and most reviled people. http://t.co/6C6SKXcP
5. UN Human Rights - @UNrightswire: "Let's not accept another lost generation of Roma," urge 7 UN #HumanRights experts ahead of Intl Roma Day 8/4: bit.ly/HQeQmv
Taking a quote from the article tweeted by AidNews, here is a final thought for International Roma Day 2012:
"The International Roma Day is an occasion to remember that social inclusion of the present and future generations of Roma children, primarily through early childhood development and primary schools, is one of the most important things to do in Europe in the XXIst century."