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Center for Development of the Roma Community “Bairska Svetlina”

The CRRZ -Bairska Svetlina is a non-governmental organization that contributes to strengthening the capacity of Roma , improving their socio-economic status,direct involvment and integration.

Presence in: Macedonia
Focus: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Health, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Right to Information, Women's Rights

The Center for Development of the Roma Community (CRRZ) “Bairska Svetlina” is
non-governmental organization Our vision is:

The citizens of the Republic of Macedonia are an equal, dignified society, with exercised right to health and fully in the educational process most spheres of social life.
Achieving changes in the Roma communities from the work of  Bairska
Svetlina – Bitola. Initiative groups are waiting for them results and the voice of the Roma is heard as a result of the changed consciousness in passive from the Roma community. Reduce the degree of uneducated Roma who face more seriously the problems they have with using the methodology to approach it. Discrimination against Roma is reduced and the approach by non-Roma is different from the past.

Protection against discrimination on ethnic and other grounds Initiate policy change at the national level Awareness of the Roma community and marginalized groups about
basic human rights and offering free legal aid Increasing the hard work and employment of Roma Increased coverage of Roma children in the education system and improvement of the results of Roma students from primary and secondary education
Raising parents’ awareness of the importance of their education children Overcoming barriers to exercising rights and changing negative narratives about the Roma population Involvement and information of Roma and marginalized groups with emphasis of young people in policy making at local and national level We monitor the community and the work of institutions and we realize direct meetings with the citizens, we submit a request for free access to public information, we advocate and
lobbying at local and national level, as well as media advocacy and
public presence, we provide legal advice and free legal aid
and support for all citizens, we encourage civic initiatives

People Associated With This Organization

Remzi Medik

Center for Development of the Roma... (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community Organizing, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights
My name is Remzi Medik, founder of the NGO Baisrka Svetlina.Considering that in the previous 20 years I have been involved in the non-governmental sector. Engaging in various projects as well as the acquired knowledge within the important trainings organized by different and representative institutions and organizations contributed to upgrade me in many areas. Especially in the approach and communication with the Roma community , and especially in securing their human rights. I am also from the first generation of mediators and I received a certificate from the Romed program(Council of Europe)to mobilize the community. I am recognized in the community as a leader who can have an uncertain approach to achieving the result that he can do for the integration of the Roma community in the social processes. In the period since 2001, I have been engaged in projects and research that they submit for the development of the Roma community. For a period of three years I was the coordinator of a program for legal support of the Roma community Supported by the European Roma Rights Center. Through this program, court proceedings were initiated, one of which is the first verdict of discrimination. I am strongly motivated to be part of this network because it will enable us to establish cooperation with other organizations that deal with this issue and will enable us to exchange experiences and information.

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