Roma Women Balance Tradition With Feminist Values

The Establishment
Aug 9, 2016 · 8 min read

By Harriet Paintin & Hannah Kirmes-Daly

“A gypsy woman’s life is always hard,” Clara tells us. “Men give the orders and women put this into practice.”

Clara and her younger sister Perty belong to the Gabor family, a highly esteemed clan within the wider Roma community. In the face of systematic and social discrimination, many families in Romania have…