In a recent trip to Belgrade, we spent time exploring the city and learning about one aspect of continuous discrimination that takes place in the region: discrimination against the Roma population. Roma or gypsy women are doubly discriminated because they are women and part of a different kind of Balkans society.
We traveled outside of Belgrade to a small town called Zemun. There, we found a woman who was trying to make a difference. The organization called Vakti – which means “It’s time” – was working on a project to bring education to young Roma women so that they have more opportunities in their lives.