A reproductive justice lens in COVID19 times: the rights of Roma girls

On World Children’s Day in the climate of COVID-19 we must highlight the urgent challenge to protect the rights of Roma girls across Europe. COVID-19 has marked a grim time in which Roma girls have experienced a significant loss in their closest networks, insufficient resources to continue their schooling at home, the...

1 December, 2020

Training for Roma health advocacy: a case study of Torreblanca, Seville

Reference: Daniela E. Miranda, Ana Gutiérrez-Martínez, Emilio Vizarraga Trigueros, María J. Albar-Marin. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2020.09.002 Abstract: The objective of this study is to build advocacy capacity among a group of gipsy Roma neighbours living in contexts of risk of social exclusion. A Community Based Participatory Action Research design was used, in...

22 November, 2020

RoMoMatteR: Empowering Roma Girls’ Mattering through Reproductive Justice

Reference: Manuel García-Ramírez, Belén Soto-Ponce, María J. Albar-Marín, Daniel La Parra-Casado, Dena Popova, Raluca Tomsa. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228498 Abstract: Aim: To present a protocol study directed at tackling gender discrimination against Roma girls by empowering their mattering so they can envision their own futures and choose motherhood only if—and when—they are...

18 November, 2020

Barriers to and facilitators of community participation among Latinx migrants with disabilities in the United States and Latinx migrant workers in Canada: An ecological analysis

Reference: Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Floryana Viquez, Daniela E. Miranda, Amy R. Early. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22452.    Abstract: Abstract Individuals migrate to improve their wellbeing and quality of life, and often experience adverse situations, both during the process of migration and once within the host country. The purpose of this paper is to...

29 October, 2020

Building Meaningful Community Advocacy for Ethnic‐based Health Equity: The RoAd4Health Experience

Reference: Daniela E. Miranda, Manuel García‐Ramírez, María J. Albar‐Marín. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12443 Abstract: The pervasive failure of policies aimed at overcoming health inequities suffered by European Roma reflects the oppressive and impoverished living conditions of many ethnic minorities in the Western world. The multiple social inequities that Roma experience and the cumulative...

13 September, 2020

A Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Roma Health Justice in a Deprived District in Spain

Reference: Daniela E. Miranda, Manuel Garcia-Ramirez, Fabricio E. Balcazar, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16193722 Abstract: Addressing health disparities and promoting health equity for Roma has been a challenge. The Roma are the largest disadvantaged ethnic minority population in Europe and have been the victims of deep social and economic injustices, institutional...

1 July, 2020

Advocacy for Roma health: in-service training of professionals from the Seville Health District

Reference: María Jesús Albar Marín. Departamento de Enfermería, Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, España. Daniela E. Miranda. Departamento de Psicología Social, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, España. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.07.010 Abstract: This article describes a workshop whose objective was to build Roma health advocacy capacity among a group...

COVID-19 Effects on Roma Health Rights and Social Determinants in Seville

Seville, 16 May 2020. Following the meeting with the Mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, on Wednesday 6th May, Roma women, CESPYD, Studio 41013 and other collaborators developed a policy brief with a set of recommendations that have been proposed to the City Council. Roma populations of Seville suffer a constant violation of their human...

16 May, 2020

Advocating for Roma Rights in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis

Seville, 8 May 2020. CESPYD, together with a group of Roma women, leaders of community organizations, researchers and journalists are concerned about the consequences that the crisis of the coronavirus is having on the neighbors who live in the most unjust conditions during the confinement period in Seville (Spain). In...

8 May, 2020

When the world moves: migration in the light of science

Last May 8th, our colleague Virginia Paloma was invited to participate in a debate session promoted by the journal IDescubre from Descubre Foundation in Andalusia. The objective was to debate about how scientific knowledge can contribute to overcome prejudice and to promote equity and coexistence. Virginia Paloma shared dialogue together with...

27 May, 2018

Exchange between University of Illinois at Chicago and Universidad de Sevilla

During October-December 2017, CESPYD member Daniela Miranda was a visiting student at the University of Illinois at Chicago supervised by two minority advocacy experts, Professor Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar and Professor Fabricio Balcazar. This experience was enriching as it taught us about advocacy processes that a university-community based partnership have the capacity...

16 December, 2017

Community Research Forum. A Multipurpose Tool

Reference: Manzano, V. (2016). Community Research Forum. A Multipurpose Tool. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 8. Full text: http://www.psysr.org/jsacp/Manzano-Arrondo-v8n1_1-16.pdf Abstract: The community forum is a tool widely used by organizations of civil society, and sometimes with government. As a tool for action, the community forum has received little academic or scientific attention....

23 October, 2016