My apologies for the lapse in blogs. I am now in the Czech Republic supporting the Dženo Association in whatever way I can given the brief time I am here. Like UKAGW, Dženo is dedicated to improving the situation of the Roma (see http://www.dzeno.cz/?c_id=2533). Beyond that similarity it is difficult to compare the Czech Republic with its not so distant communist past to England without it. This does not mean one group or country is more deserving than the other, or that one issue is more pressing than another, just perhaps that there are different histories and with them, different complications. The important part is where they do meet: on the common and essential ground of helping to end discrimination of the Romany people.
I look forward to sending an update on my brief, but hopefully very productive time with the Dženo Association. In the meantime, please find below a blog I wrote several weeks ago on a site visit to Pitlochry, Scotland.
Posted By Lynne Engleman (United Kingdom)
Posted Sep 1st, 2014