PROJECT: ROMA WOMEN – AWAKEN EVERYONE
Today, Serbia is the country where the awareness of the importance of preserving the environment and sustainable living is almost non-existent. At the same time, drinking water is the most polluted and unhealthy in the whole Europe, especially in Autonomous Province of Vojvodina where water is full of arsenic that can cause cancer, in women particularly breast and uterine cancer. The level of air pollution with toxic substances in cities is almost the highest in the world. Waste and sewage from 95% of factories and cities are poured into rivers. 90% of forest were cut down. Illegal garbage dumps on the outskirts of towns and villages are getting bigger every day. These severe environmental problems threaten the entire population of Serbia, especially in Vojvodina. The poorest are the most vulnerable. The Roma are particularly endangered as the poorest and most discriminated people in our society. Unfortunately, Roma people still live in isolation and marginalization in the settlements on the outskirts of the town, near illegal landfills, in old dilapidated houses without toilets and bathrooms, and without sewage. Roma women and children are most vulnerable to these environmental problems.
Roma Women of Vojvodina in cooperation with