FFT call on schools to tackle racist bullying against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people

Today, 11th November 2019 marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week with the theme ‘Change Starts With Us’. We’ll be taking part by highlighting the racist bullying that many Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people face and calling on schools to take a zero tolerance approach to bullying. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in … Read more

Last updated Nov 11, 2019

Leading race equality and children’s rights organisations call for ministers to honour a reduced fee for children applying for ‘settled’ status

Friends, Families and Travellers has coordinated the sending of two open letters to Ministers asking for them to ensure that the proposed Settled Status application fee for 16-18 year olds matches the price of those under 16. The letters, which have been signed by a number of leading race equality and children’s rights organisations, were … Read more

Last updated Oct 18, 2018

Betsy Mobey: Reflections on the one year celebration of the Republic of Ireland’s acknowledgement of Traveller ethnicity

On March 15th 2018, Betsy Mobey, then intern at Friends, Families and Travellers, ventured to Dublin to join Travellers in the Republic of Ireland in celebrating one year passing since the Irish State’s acknowledgement of Traveller ethnicity. Continue reading to hear details of Betsy’s trip and what she learned on her journey. Betsy writes… In … Read more

Last updated Oct 18, 2018

Young Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people share what they would do if they were Prime Minister for the day

We recently held a competition asking young Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people what they would do if they were Prime Minister for a day. We received over 60 excellent submissions from young people across all of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. Every entry we received was thoughtful, considered and gave us a glimpse into … Read more

Last updated Feb 9, 2018

Competition: Win two Thorpe Park Annual Passes, Mac Make Up Lesson or a pair of Adidas Boxing Gloves.

Win Two Thorpe Park Annual Passes, a Mac Make Up Lesson or a pair of Adidas Boxing Gloves. We want to hear young Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people’s opinions on what they would do if they were Prime Minister for a day. If you’re a young Gypsy, Roma or Traveller person, you can share your … Read more

Last updated Jan 11, 2018

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