Who we are

We are a non-profit organization that, since 1999, fights for the promotion of Gypsy women and their people without this means giving up their identity.

Drom Kotar Mestipen means Road to Freedom in Romani. A path that as a Roma Women’s Association began in 1999 with a common goal: to fight for equality and non-discrimination of Roma women, promoting their participation in educational, social and cultural spaces..

Roma and non-Roma women of different ages, studies, professional profiles and socio-economic levels continue to work towards this goal. A dream that throughout our history we have seen how it has become a reality for many girls, young women and Roma women.

This has been, is and will continue to be the force that drives us to:

  • Work to achieve equality and non-discrimination between women and men within the Roma community.
  • Overcoming the double discrimination suffered by Roma women, based on gender and ethnicity, as well as racism and sexism that generates it.
  • Collaborate with other associations and organizations struggling to achieve equality based on respect for and promotion of their own differences.
  • Promote and enable equal access of Roma women and girls to all educational, social and labour spaces as a way to promote equal rights, opportunities and outcomes among all cultures.
  • To promote the image of the Roma woman as the transmitter and promoter of Roma cultural identity.