The Role of Contextual Factors in the Electoral Resurgence of Extreme Right-wing Forces in Spain: The Case of Andalusia

Reference: Iglesias-Pascual, R., Paloma, V., & Benítez, I. (2021). The role of contextual factors in the electoral resurgence of extreme right-wing parties in Spain: The case of Andalusia. Political Geography, 86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102356  Abstract: Up until the end of 2018, extreme right-wing parties and their anti-immigration discourse, now a common...

18 February, 2021

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

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

RoMoMatteR: Empowering Roma Girls’ Mattering through Reproductive Justice

Reference: Garcia-Ramirez, M., Soto-Ponce, B., Albar-Marín, M.J., Parra-Casado, D.L., Popova, D., & Tomsa, R. (2020). RoMoMatteR: Empowering Roma Girls’ Mattering through Reproductive Justice. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,17(22), 8498. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228498 Abstract: Aim: To present a protocol study directed at tackling gender discrimination against Roma girls by...

18 November, 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

4.1-05 Roma Health Governance in Spain: An Assessment of Policy Implementation

Reference: Escobar-Ballesta, M., García-Ramírez, M., & De Freitas, C. (2018). 4.1-05 Roma health governance in Spain: an assessment of policy implementation. European Journal of Public Health, 28, supplement 1, p. 60. [ISI, Q1]. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky047.121 Abstract: Background: In an effort to close the health gap between Roma and non-Roma populations,...

18 July, 2018

Not a step back against antigypysim!

Our colleagues from FAKALI organize a gathering tomorrow to protests against the antigypsist declarations of Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. Join us!!

25 June, 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

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...

First meeting between OSF-RIO, CESPYD and FAKALI

In February 2017, Open Society Foundation-Roma Integration Office’s planned a field visit to meet with CESPYD and FAKALI in Sevilla. RIO program officers had the chance to become more familiar with both organization’s work. RIO program officers visited both Polígono Sur Primary Healthcare Center and the Torreblanca Healthcare Center. We...

20 February, 2017

ROAD4HEALTH: Kick-Off Meeting

On February 2nd the official project kickoff meeting took place at the Universidad de Sevilla Nursing department.  In this meeting partners presented the activities and objectives of each phase included in the project. Please see meeting agenda here: ROAD4HEALTH Kick-Off Agenda. Fakali’s staff, the advisory board and student collaborators were invited...

4 February, 2017

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

IV European Meeting “Mediation in Romany Health”

On the 6th, 7th and 8th of June, the University Residence Flora Tristan of the Pablo de Olavide University hosted the IV European Meeting of “Mediation in Romany Health”, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and CESPYD, in collaboration with the University Pablo de Olavide and the Office...

12 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...

30 March, 2015