Let´s find together a new way!

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department


RegionJihomoravský region
Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectLet´s find together a new way!
Number of the Project146
Project Promoter

Gender Information Centre NORA


Name of Local Partner(s)


Objective of the Project

Roma women are among the most discriminated against groups in the Czech labour market. The lack of work opportunities for Roma women is not only related to their social status and Roma minority ethnicity. The traditional position of Roma woman in the family structure also plays a role, connected with the mother and carer role. This majority perception of Roma women may be considered one of the reasons for the low Roma women participation in the labour market and their low motivation to succeed in the education systém. The project aims at raising awareness among a group of Roma women of gender issues, motivating them to a higher need for professional development and supporting their entry into the labour market. The project also focuses on sensitising the Czech public (both lay and professional) to the specifics of gender relations in the Roma population. Two non-profit organisations will participate in implementing the project, the gender information centre NORA and the Roma association MIRET. The project will work with a target group of 30 Roma women from Brno and its surroundings. The project will also involve research on the role of Roma women and making a short documentary film on this issue.

Approved grant

33 574 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st September 2014, End date: 30th November 2015