We want Roma, and Roma Rights Defenders, to challenge institutional racism and help us stop Romani children from being illegally placed in care because of discrimination. We have created an online resource centre for activists and legal practitioners to use to fight against discrimination in placing Romani children in State Care. Poverty is not an excuse to take away children from their parents. It is also illegal, and states have an obligation to provide social housing for the whole family, not just take away their kids. It seems that when being poor intersects with being Romani, many people think that removing the child from their family is excusable. We think this is plainly wrong, illegal as well as being morally reprehensible.
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