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Segregation of Romani children in special school in Central and Eastern Europe

by qika PR Fri Apr 21st, 2006 at 02:44:30 AM EST

Discrimination of Romani people is a widespread phenomenon throughout Central and Eastern Europe.  Deriving from social and cultural embedded prejudices, it is manifested not only in day-to-day incidents, but also in organized forms.  Segregation is one of the most practiced organized forms of discrimination.  In Central and Eastern Europe, Romani children are segregated in remedial special schools, which are schools for children with development and learning disabilities.  

In these schools Romani children are subjected to a curriculum, which is inferior to the mainstream one and are practically denied the opportunity to continue their education in mainstream schools.  

The practice is so widely spread that these schools are usually referred to as Romani ghetto schools.  

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Kosovo's new president and the negotiations on the final status

by qika PR Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 07:17:34 PM EST

After 15 years, Kosovo has a new president.  However, with the final status process underway, not much attention has been paid to the role that the new president can play. This is what I address in my diary.

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