Representatives of the Roma Women Fund “Chiricli” visited Lutsk
On July 13, 2021 in the Palace of Culture in Lutsk representatives of the Departments of Culture and the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of Lutsk City Council held a working meeting with representatives of the International Charitable Organization Roma Women Fund “Chiricli”Julian Kondur and Aleksandra Holub.
During the meeting Julian Kondur stated that the purpose of the visit was to establish relations with the Roma population in Volyn, as well as to intensify their involvement in social, economic and cultural processes of the community.
The Director of the Department of Culture Tetiana Hnativ pointed out that cooperation with the Roma community is very important. She informed, that since 2011 Lutsk has been a member of the Intercultural Cities Programme and a partner of the project on “Protecting national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine” implemented by the Council of Europe. In Lutsk City territorial community the implementation of these projects has been started this year. Also she mentioned that representatives of Roma nationalities are actively involved in the cultural and artistic life of the city. In particular, they regulary participate in the intercultural festival “Palette of Cultures”, representing their culture and traditions.
Following the meeting, the participants discussed areas for further cooperation, in particular on the implementation of joint social and cultural projects, including grants for the Roma community development.
The event was held within the project “Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through decentralization reform of Ukraine”, implemented by the UN Women together with the Ministry of Communities and Territorial Development of Ukraine, funded by the Government of Canada.