Phiren Amenca

Voices of Resistance Campaign 2020 – Alba from Spain

We would like to share with you the resistance story of Alba from Spain, who is a young Romani girl fighting against antigypsyism and stereotypes:

“Hello, I’m Alba and 18 years old! I’m Roma from Badia del Vallès and a student. For me the Romani resistance is to show to the mainstream society that being Roma means to be a person who can study and work in whatever we want and not because we are Roma we cannot do it. So my resistance is to fight against Antigypsyism and stereotypes. May 16 is our “fighting day”, Romani Resistance Day.”

Special thanks to Federació Assoc Gitanes Fagic! The ‘Voices of Resistance’ online campaign invites every young Roma to testify their own resistance stories! Through this online campaign we want to empower young Roma people to share their good examples of staying active in such difficult times of crisis as well. Stay tuned, watch our videos and be part of our online resistance!

The Voices of Resistance campaign is part of the Roma Youth Voices Project, coordinated by Phiren Amenca and funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the DG Justice, European Commission.