WHO WE ARE

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The World Roma Federation (WRF)  was established in 2013, and is a Roma owned and operated organization. Its mission is to bring about measures and implement objectives within the European social structure to bring about incremental change.  Its focus is centered on social disparities while promoting inclusion, diversity, and public awareness on Roma matters that not only affect their community but non-Roma communities, as well.   

The World Roma Federation enjoys Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC. We are also accredited by UNESCO, hold seats on the Major Group Committee on Social Development. 

With this status the organization has brought these issues directly to the UN in hopes of developing frameworks to bring about these changes for a better quality of life for the Roma.  However, none of this can be acquired without the support and solidarity of like minded peoples with the goal of forming a united Europe premised on democratic ideals and tolerance.

We are registered lobbyists and interest representatives with the European Union, accredited by the European Parliament.

 

We are represented with branches in Brussels, Vienna, Serbia, Romania, Poland and New York. Our United States branches are in Chicago, New York and Washington, DC. 


We have taken the initiative to become the voice of the underprivileged and at-risk Roma communities. We aim to submit our agenda before the United Nations, European Union, US Department of State as well as central and local governments where the Roma reside. 

Through our social development platform, we advocate the development of protocols that encourage constructive dialogue and secure a fairer future for the Roma community.  We recommend actions to ensure their legal rights and provide them with sustainable development resolutions.

Human Rights and Acceptance are the fundamentals of our organization
 

Our Vision:


The World Roma Federation  envisions a society where Roma people are treated with dignity and respect, provided equal rights with no discrimination, and recognized as a nation of sperate identity, not just an ethnic group.


Our mission:


Our mission is to spread awareness about the brutalities and injustices that the Roma community is facing. We want to let the world know about how Roma is the largest ethnic group of Europe but still considered a minority.


Our mission constitutes of two main goals:


Humanitarian goals:


To promote humanitarian activities for the welfare of Roma community by combating homelessness, providing food, healthcare, and education in an effort to elevate their currently dreadful living conditions.


WHAT WE DO

WE ARE THE ROMA PEOPLE

The World Roma Federation has designed its programs based on the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Its key areas of focus are:

  • Community Leadership & Mentoring

  • Education 

  • Employment

  • Hunger

  • Healthcare

  • Housing

 

The all-in-one platform we have developed is called “ROM-ESCO” which means Romani Economic & Social Community Outreach. 

This platform is designed to cover a majority of the SDGs, and puts a strong emphasis on goals 1 through 11 and believes goals 16 & 17 are the key to successful implementation. 

Our organization's agenda is to promote, advocate and develop partnerships with centralized governments and agencies to ensure that the appropriate techniques and safeguards are implemented within its social structures to establish a degree of civility and a restoration of protective measures for the Roma/ni. It is within these safeguard parameters that our organization intends to push for state, local, agencies and governments to develop practical frameworks that uphold a credence in its values towards marginalized individuals that are ostracized, chastised, and discriminated against as well as deprived from any form of social justice.  

 

The World Roma Federation intends to stand in its convictions against all forms of prejudice and discrimination based upon race, colour, religion, age, disability, and or orientation. Below are the key objectives of focus towards Roma Inclusion.  

 

  1. In the end, it is imperative to thwart civil injustices from society through the introduction of protective laws for the betterment of all citizens and not the few.  

 

  1. To oppose all forms of entrenched privilege based on wealth, status, or race as it affects or perpetuates social inequality. 

 

  1. To advocate for the basic human rights of the communities we serve that are contingent upon a fair and open government

 

  1. We will foster a strong and sustainable economy which encourages the necessary wealth creating processes, develops and uses the skills of the people and works to the benefit of all, with a just distribution of the rewards of success.