The Network of the Committee for Human Rights in Serbia CHRIS and the Office for Human and Minority Rights of the Government of the Republic of Serbia organized a round table entitled "Public Forum - Together for Equality" in Novi Pazar on 18st July 2017.
The main goal of this meeting was the opening of a dialogue with representatives of key institutions at the local level on the improvement of local normative frameworks and policies, and creating an environment that will reduce discrimination, and enable the social inclusion of the Roma community on equal basis. Representatives of the Municipal Council, PU posts in Novi Pazar, Center for Social Work, National Employment Services, Health Center, and Roma organizations were invited to the gathering.
As the speakers, at the meeting were: Alija Halilovic, Chairmanh of the Committee for Human Rights Novi Pazar/CHRIS Network Office in Novi Pazar, Marija Demic, Coordinator Lawyer of the CHRIS Network and Fatima Kamberović, assistant coordinator of the Network of the Committe Human Rights in Serbia CHRIS.
Subsequently, a workshop was organized for representatives of relevant institutions in the local community that actively contribute to the social inclusion of the Roma community in Novi Pazar (competent of the Municipal Council, National Employment Service, Health Center), with the intention to further encourage the cooperation of key actors and institutions at the local level for the implementation of existing policies and measures in order to reduce discrimination against the Roma community, and additionally inform about the discriminatory practice to which the Roma community is exposed.
The Public Forum and workshop in Novi Pazar was organized by the Network of the Committee for Human Rights in Serbia CHRIS within the project "Together for Equality", financed from the budget of the Republic of Serbia - Office for Human and Minority Rights and is part of the program for projects of the associations in order to improve the position and status of Roma and Roma women in the Republic of Serbia.