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About Us.

The World Roma Federation (WRF) is a prominent and respected international organization with strategic headquarters in Brussels and New York City. With special consultative status at the United Nations, the WRF extends its influence globally, advocating for the rights and interests of Roma communities. Our offices in New York, Chicago, Serbia, and Hungary, along with satellite offices worldwide, enable close collaboration with local member organizations. Committed to upholding human rights and promoting non-discrimination, the WRF works tirelessly to empower Roma communities, foster positive change, and amplify their voices on the global stage.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to champion the rights of the Roma people, safeguard their rich cultural heritage, and promote their self-determination. We strive to influence policies that ensure equality and social justice, working closely with governments and international organizations to address the pressing concerns of Roma communities worldwide.

Vision Statement

Our vision is a world where Roma people are recognized as a stateless nation with the right to self-determination. We envision a future where every Roma individual lives with dignity, respect, and equality, contributing meaningfully to a thriving global society.

Our Team.

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Elena Yurtchenko

Vice President

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Gyorgy

Toth

President

Hungarian Branch

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Aleksa

Lukic

Integration Advocate

Media Director

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Bela

Varadi

Branch President

Northern Ireland

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Roza

Kovach

Treasurer

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Sara

Apostol

Deputy Director

UN Women / Girls Mentor

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Florian

Tacorian

Youth Ambassador

Social Media Advocacy

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Stoimen Vassilev 

Filmography

Media Advocacy

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Lao

Gillam

Ambassador to Indigenuous Communities

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Felicia

DeRosa

Community Relations

Democratic Transition

External Outreach

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