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"Roma Awareness Foundation"is the voice of the Roma in Moldova. A modern radio Program based in Chisinau, Moldova, designed to give information on employment opportunities, security, health and legal information using new media technologies, to advance Roma empowerment and facilitate communication and mutual understanding.

Our goal is to shape a proud transnational identity; to building the social dialog social inclusion, reconciliation and dialogue between Roma and local population in Moldova and Europe. To give a voice to Roma communities, NGOs and activists and to improve the political representation and self-empowerment of Roma in Moldova.

Strengthening the intercultural approach could be a fruitful perspective for those whom, as Roma groups, are often discriminated against and excluded from the public life of the community. Our radio wants to contribute to the reduction of the distance between Roma and non-Roma, fighting against negative stereotypes, discrimination and segregation.

"Roma Awareness Foundation" is a partner with radio “Patrin” registered in the Netherlands. It started as bilingual Romani-English periodical “Patrin” published and distributed over Europe, Americas and Australia 1991. In 1992 Patrin started as a radio program. Since 2009 Patrin is hosted by Amsterdam’s SALTO as independent Romani Radio with Romani-English and programs in other languages. From 2013 Radio Patrin is member of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union-Eurovision) and EBU Roma Task Force Group. As original advocate for Roma communities, Patrin has established a communication with its Romani and non-Romani audiences, considerable support from local, regional and European opinion formers, and long-term cooperation with international activists and institutions.