The Youth Department of the Council of Europe under the framework of the Roma Youth Action Plan is happy to present the publication Barabaripen, where young Roma people share their personal stories about multiple discrimination.
The purpose of this publication is to support the work against discrimination and for human rights of young Roma, and to reaffirm the need for recognizing those groups of Roma young people who face discrimination at several levels, both inside and outside their community.
Barabaripen includes life stories of nine young Roma affected by multiple discrimination across Europe, an analysis of the mechanisms of discrimination and the strategies that young people use in order to tackle it. Barabaripen is also an awareness-raising and educational tool; it includes proposals for educational activities with young people using the life stories and background materials.
Multiple discrimination may still be a recent concept, but its reality is deeply set in our societies. Young people themselves, by telling us their stories with their own words and emotions, represent the humanity, depth, complexity and uniqueness of each life experience.
The availability of the Roma Youth Action Plan educational resources in the wide variety of the languages spoken by users and beneficiaries plays a central role in disseminating human rights education in youth work and the promotion of Roma youth participation.