On July 21st of few years ago a girl was abused by the same institutions responsible for her fostering and protection. As a reminder of such sad event Associazione 21 luglio was founded. The writer Susanna Tamaro has devoted us a great article which you can download by clicking here
Associazione 21 luglio is a non-profit organisation furthering the rights of Roma and Sinti in Italy, focusing mainly on protecting children rights and fighting against all kinds of discrimination and intolerance. The organization, which is composed by Roma and non-Roma, seeks neither political parties nor profit and follows social, human, cultural and civil solidarity in agreement with the principles of the international convention of the rights of the child.
Associazione 21 luglio was founded in Rome on the 6th of April, 2010. We are registered at UNARRegistration for associations and bodies carrying out activities aimed at combating discrimination. The association is also member of: Associazione Carta di Roma, European Roma Information Office, CRC Group (Working Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child), Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP).
Associazione 21 luglio pursues its mission by monitoring and research activities, publishing reportsrevealing all kinds of discrimination and segregation undergone by Roma. We also are engaged in advocacy activities at institutional levels.
When it’s required, in addition to take legal actions against human rights violations, the association also furthers public awareness-raising activities and implements projects aimed at developing the social rights of children and minors living in deprivation.
Through the Osservatorio 21 luglio, we constantly monitor media, blogs and websites which could spread messages inciting hatred and discrimination throughout Italian territory.
The board elected by the Assembly has the task to implement the general guidelines established by the Assembly and to promote all initiatives to the achievement of goals. Board members are: Carlo Stasolla (Chairman); Michele Costa (Vice President), lawyer and co-funder; Tommaso Vitale Associate Professor of Sociology Université Sorbon Paris Centre d’études europeénes; Paola Cutaia co-funder director of Np3, company for consulting and innovation for no-profit. The Honorary President is Mauro Palma, national ombusdam for the rights of the detained. The secretary general is Aurora Sordini.
The association adheres to the principles of non profit-making, democratic structure and gratuitousness of the board.
The members are registered at Associazione 21 luglio and attend to the annual meeting.
Donors support the work of Associazione 21 luglio through sponsorships. To become a donor, click here