Energy Poverty in Torreblanca and Polígono Sur: The Current Situation

The group of Roma women from Polígono Sur and Torreblanca, through their grassroots organization YILÓ, @somosyilo, is denouncing the constant problems in their neighborhoods due to the constant power cuts. They expressed this situation during a heat wave last August, now, in the middle of a cold wave, the cuts...

22 January, 2021

Seven Midwives in Dajla

Funded by: Diputación de Sevilla, Ayuntamiento de Carmona y Universidad de Sevilla
Coordinator: Fátima León Larios
Duration: Mayo 2017

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: Miranda DE, et al. Capacitación de población gitana en abogacía para la salud: un estudio de caso en Torreblanca, Sevilla. Gac Sanit. 2020. 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...

22 November, 2020

Constructions of Burnout, Identity and Self-care in Professionals Working toward the Psychosocial Care of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy

Reference: Marco Gemignani & Massimo Giliberto (2021) Constructions of burnout, identity, and self-care in professionals working toward the psychosocial care of refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 34:1, 56-78. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2019.1700853 Abstract: Professionals who provide psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers in Italy are a population at high-risk of job stress...

1 October, 2020

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

Reference: Miranda, D., García-Ramírez, & M., Albar-Marín, M. J. (2020). Building Meaningful Community Advocacy for Ethnic‐based Health Equity: The RoAd4Health Experience. American Journal of Community Psychology. 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...

13 September, 2020

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

Reference: Miranda, D. E., Garcia-Ramirez, M., Balcazar, F. E., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2019). A Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Roma Health Justice in a Deprived District in Spain. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(19), 3722. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16193722 Abstract: Addressing health disparities and promoting health equity for Roma...

1 July, 2020

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

Effects of the Economic Crisis and Austerity Policies on Health and Health Care Access of Migrant Population in Southern European Countries: Scoping Review

Reference: Jordão, N. M., Freitas, C. D., & García Ramírez, M. (2018). Effects of the economic crisis and austerity policies on health and health care access of migrant population in southern European countries: scoping review. REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, 26(54), 213-230. Abstract: The aim of this article is to gather...

13 December, 2018

3.10-P18 A Multi-level Advocacy Framework for Roma Health: A Scoping Review

Referencia: Miranda, D., García-Ramírez, M., & De Freitas, C. (2018). 3.10-P18 A multi-level advocacy framework for Roma health: a scoping review. European Journal of Public Health, 28, suppl 1. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky048.114 Resumen: Background: Advocacy processes can enhance citizens’ ability to navigate complex healthcare systems and to influence health policy based on...

18 July, 2018

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Roma Women: the Family Planning Programme of Polígono Sur in Seville (Spain)

Reference: Escobar-Ballesta, M., García-Ramírez, M., Albar-Marín, M. J., & Paloma, V. (en prensa). Salud sexual y reproductiva en mujeres gitanas: el programa de planificación familiar del Polígono Sur. Gaceta Sanitaria. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2017.12.006 Abstract: Objective: To describe the challenges, resources and strategies of the staff of the family planning programme of the Polígono Sur...

6 April, 2018

Taking Stock of Roma Health Policies in Spain: Lessons for Health Governance

Referencia: Escobar-Ballesta, M., García-Ramírez, M., & De Freitas, C. (in press). Taking stock of Roma health policies in Spain: Lessons for health governance. Health Policy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.02.009 Resumen: Roma health inequities are a wicked problem. Despite concerted efforts to reduce them under the Decade of Roma Inclusion initiative, the health gap between...

20 March, 2018

Community Public Health Practicum in the Amazon Region of Peru: Student Experiences

Reference: Leon-Montoya, G., Albar, M. J., & Leon-Larios, F. (2018). Community public health practicum in the Amazon region of Peru: Student experiences. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 46, 73-83. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2018.1386271 Abstract: This article presents the experience of a community public health practicum in the Amazon region...

29 December, 2017

Health Disparities: Understanding and Promoting Healthy Communities

Referencia: Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Mirza, M. P., & García-Ramírez, M. (2017). Health disparities: Understanding and promoting healthy communities. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 46, 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2018.1386761 Resumen: This themed issue focuses on understanding and addressing several public health issues affecting communities today nationally and internationally. Health disparities, and global health in...

28 December, 2017

Shedding Light on Governance for Roma Health Inequities

Reference: Escobar-Ballesta, M., García-Ramírez, M., Miranda, D. E., & Petrova-Benedict, R. (2017). Shedding light on governance for Roma health inequities. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 46, 84-99. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2018.1386340 Abstract: The health inequities suffered by the Roma population in Europe represent an alarming and unacceptable source of injustice. As...

Follow-up Case Study on the NRIS Spain: Strengthening Roma Engagement in Polígono Sur through Roma Health Governance

Reference: García-Ramírez, M. (Coord.) (2016). Follow-up Case Study on the NRIS Spain: Strengthening Roma Engagement in Polígono Sur through Roma Health Governance. International Organization for Migrations. Abstract: This report has been developed within the framework of the Equi-Health’s follow-up case study on the NRIS Spain (health component). The project “Equi-Health: Fostering...

27 December, 2016

The Challenge of Equity in Health Policies Aimed at the Roma Population in Spain

Reference: García-Ramírez, M., Escobar-Ballesta, M., Lizana, T., & Albar, M. J. (2016). El Reto de la Equidad en las Políticas Sanitarias Dirigidas al Pueblo Gitano en España. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, vol. 7. Reference: In this paper we address the contribution of the community psychology to the formulation of...

24 September, 2016

Motivations and Emotional Experiences of the First Hospital Multidisciplinary Team Trained to Care for People with Ebola in Andalusia, Spain (2014–2016)

Reference: Casado-Mejía, R., Brea-Ruiz, M. T., Torres-Enamorado, D., Albar, M. J., et al. (2016). Motivaciones y experiencias emocionales del primer equipo multidisciplinario hospitalario entrenado para atender casos de Ébola en Andalucía (2014-2016). Gaceta Sanitaria, 30(4), 242-249. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.04.003 Abstract: Objective: The Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío (HUVR) of Seville was chosen as...

3 June, 2016

Implementation of the Assessment of the National Roma Integration Strategy and other National Commitments in the Field of Health in Spain

Reference: García-Ramírez, M., Escobar-Ballesta, M. y Lizana, T. (2015). Implementation of the assessment of the National Roma Integration Strategy and other national commitments in the field of health in Spain. International Organization for Migrations. Abstract: This Progress Report Report from a multi-stakeholder perspective on the implementation of the NRIS (National...

Transforming Health Policies through Migrant User Involvement: Lessons Learnt from Three European Countries

Reference: De Freitas, C., García-Ramirez, M., Aambø, A. y Buttigieg, S. (2014). Transforming health policies through migrant user involvement: Lessons learnt from three European countries. Psychosocial Intervention, 23, 105-113. Abstract: Designing and implementing equitable health policies requires the involvement of all stakeholders. However, disadvantaged groups are under-represented in European health participatory mechanisms....

21 April, 2014

Standards for Equity in Health Care for Migrants and other Vulnerable Groups. Self-Assessment Tool for Pilot Implementation

Reference: Chiarenza, A. (Coord). Standards for equity in health care for migrants and other vulnerable groups. Self-Assessment Tool for Pilot Implementation. Reggio Emilia, International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals. Abstract: The Task Force on Migrant-friendly and Culturally Competent Healthcare (TF MFCCH) has developed a set of standards aiming at monitoring...

28 January, 2014