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International Roma Day highlights discrimination against European Romani

Headline Title:  International Roma Day highlights discrimination of Roma 05 April 2012 International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.“Stereotyping and negative perceptions of Roma people, embedded by some media and parts of the European public opinion feed discrimination in all spheres of life,” said Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director.  “Governments must set the example and challenge social prejudices that foster…

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