Monday, 21 Apr 2014
Lebens- und Sozialberatung für Frauen
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Mehrfachdiskriminierung, Gewaltprävention, gesundheitliche Aspekte

Seit September 2013 wir im Romano Cento auch Frauenberatung für Romnja und Sintize angeboten. Die Themen der Beratung reichen von Familie, Partnerschaft und Sexualität, psychischer und körperlicher Gesundheit, sozialen und ökonomischen Krisen bis hin zur Gewaltprävention. 

Die Beratung wird von Danijela Feichtinger durchgeführt (0699 18200555 oder This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Terminvereinbarung bei Jelena Jovanovic, Mo - Fr 09:00 bis 15:00, 01 7496336 15, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Roma assistants in Viennese schools

Since September 2000, Roma school assistants have been working on behalf of Romano Centro in selected Viennese schools with a high percentage ofSchulassistentin Roma pupils. Initially, the project was financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK) and the Vienna Integration Fund (later becoming Municipal Department 17); a few years ago, however, the City of Vienna stopped its support, and expenses now have to be covered solely by funding from the BMUKK. Roma school assistants liaise between teachers, pupils and parents. They motivate and accompany children in class, assist teachers with problems in understanding and try to facilitate parental access to school. For the children, school assistants as native speakers play an identity-generating role; for the parents, they act as confidants, thanks to their understanding of the cultural and traditional background.

Learning assistance and parental training
Since 1995, Romano Centro has been offering learning assistance to Roma pupils in Vienna. Prime target group for learning assistance are Roma pupils in compulsory education, attending primary and secondary schools, special education centres, grammar schools (lower forms) and cooperative secondary schools. Learning assistance takes place in children’s homes so that their specific learning needs can be individually catered for.
Romane Thana – Places of the Roma

Exhibition project on the culture and history of Roma in Austria

English abstract

 Romane Thana – Places of the Roma/Romnia and Sinti/Sintize is a documentary and researchproject on the history and culture of the Roma in Austria. The present knowledge on Roma, the diversity of their groups and ways of life as well as their coexistence with non-Roma shall be made accessible to a wider public through exhibitions. Such mapping should also serve to pinpoint and mark blank spots on the map to enable subsequent discussion and research.
Romane Thana is vitally concerned with highlighting the different Roma ways of life, the organising principle being those places where Roma were permitted or forced to stay – for a shorter or longer period of time. The exhibition concept also covers the places of persecution, thus comprising the important but still widely unknown topic of the Roma Holocaust. The historical dimension of Romane Thana represents an attempt to reconstruct ways of life which have disappeared in the wake of both the physical destruction of the people themselves in the Holocaust and structural change. The current dimension points directly to the continuing problem of visibility, to the wish of many Roma not to be recognisable in order to provide (often alleged) protection from persecution and discrimination, and to the (in)visibility caused by the stereotypical expectations of non-Roma. The contact between Roma and non-Roma as well as the relationship between self-perception and social perception are core elements of the topic. Particular groups with particular ways of life (travellers, beggars) are perceived as Roma by the media and made visible in the context of social conflicts, while others (e.g. migrants from former Yugoslavia, Austria’s largest Roma community) remain invisible as Roma. The topicality of both this issue and the locality approach finds confirmation in recent conflicts all over the world.

Read more on the Project Website Romane Thana

Project Partners:

Akademie Graz

Initiative Minderheiten

„Power Źuvlja“
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Ein Projekt für Mädchen und Mütter zur Steigerung des Bildungsbewusstseins
Projektleitung: Mag.a Žaklina Radosavljević

Seit Februar 2012 wird das Pilotprojekt „Power Źuvlja“, das im Rahmen des Workshops „Roma an die Universität!“ entstand, durchgeführt. Das Projekt hat zwei Zielgruppen: einerseits Roma-Mädchen, andererseits deren Mütter und Großmütter, die sich in einer in der Nähe ihres Wohnortes befindlichen Räumlichkeit, des „Wr. Hilfswerk“ im Verein Vida Pavlovic im  16. Bezirk treffen. Ziel des Projektes ist es, das Bildungsbewusstsein bei den Müttern (und Großmüttern) zu steigern und sie über wichtige gesellschaftspolitische Themen, wie Bildung, Sozialrecht, Gesundheit,  Gender, Ernährung, Erziehung etc. zu informieren.  Im Nebenraum befindet sich eine Kinderbetreuung, sodass die Frauen ungestört reflexive Gespräche führen können. Bei den Treffen der Mädchen geht es vorrangig darum, spielerisch Geschlechterrollen zu hinterfragen und dadurch neue Bildungs- und Berufsperspektiven zu entwickeln. Bei so manchem Mädchen hat sich der Wunschberuf aufgrund dieser Workshops bereits verschoben. Die Arbeit mit den Müttern dient dazu, ihnen zu vermitteln, was ihre Kinder zur Erreichung dieser Ziele brauchen und wie sie sie dabei unterstützen können.
Das Projekt wird in Kooperation mit der Initiative Minderheiten durchgeführt.