Our U.S. Headquarters is based in Brooklyn, New York with satellite offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois. Make sure you scroll through the rest of this page to learn more about us and what we do.
What We Do
We develop innovative strategies and programs to meet the targets and indicators for the SDGs
We work closely with our other branches and receive real time information on the situation abroad. We then collect the data and use it to come up with new strategies.
We network and partner with other organizations, foundations and intergovernmental agencies within the UN system in an effort to meet targets and indicators of SDGs 16 & 17
We offer our expertise on Roma History, Heritage, Culture and Inclusion / Integration issues.
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
In the United States, aside from our Roma Advocacy Activities, our focus is centered on developing solutions to minimize bias, prejudices, and the social stigmas associated with homelessness in America. Our program is centered on the following three SDG initiatives:
SDG1- Eliminating poverty in every facet from society
SDG3- Establishing mechanisms pertaining to health and wellness for all and every age.
SDG11- Construct inclusive, safe resilient and sustainable settlements and cities for human habitation.
Our homelessness platform is designed to cover a majority of the UN sustainable development goal as each one pertains to the eradication of homelessness in some form or the other; however, we premised our agenda strongly towards goals 1, 3, and 11 as they inline with our core objectives.
The World Roma Federation intends to stand in its convictions against all forms of prejudice and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, age, disability, orientation and or status. Below are the key objectives of focus towards Inclusion.
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.
To oppose all forms of entrenched privilege based on wealth, status, or race as it affects or perpetuates social inequality.
To advocate for the basic human rights of the communities we serve that are contingent upon a fair and open government
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.
The World Roma Federation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.
Our Vision: An inclusive, diverse, and sustainable America.
Our Mission: Mission Statement: To advocate policies beneficial to the reduction of homelessness in America. Promote as well as encourage mechanisms with the competencies to develop solutions premised upon our sustainable development frameworks and approaches to eliminate the problem. Maintain these mechanisms to ensure the permanent rehabilitation and reintegration of the communities served back into the US construct.
Core Goal Initiatives:
1) To advocate for policies and addendums to remove bias and prejudices from the hiring process.
2) Oppose all levels of discrimination impeding fair housing and employment mechanisms for homeless people
3) Call for a change at a congressional level in policies hindering equal rights and opportunities for the homeless
4) Mobilize local, state, federal level interventions to reduce repressive policies impeding reintegration
5) Provide temporary housing structures until permanent or transitional housing can be allocated
6) Protest any form of bias, prejudices, or discrimination towards less fortunate communities
7) Develop approaches and programs reducing the impact homelessness has on society.