New Intern – Christina Kerrigan

My name is Christina Kerrigan I am a member of the Irish Traveller community. I am the new Community Development Intern at Traveller Movement. I am a mother of two children who are now in full time school. I first came to Traveller Movement when I started an advocacy course in April this year. We […]

Traveller Movement research on youth justice debated in Parliament

Kate Green, the Labour MP led a Westminster Hall Debate in Parliament on 1 February 2017 on the “Outcomes for Gypsies and Travellers in the youth justice system”. This debate was on the back of research published by the Traveller Movement which found that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children remain overrepresented in the youth justice […]

International Women’s Day event in Parliament

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller women joined forces on International Women’s Day to launch a national GRT Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN) in the Houses of Parliament. The Women’s Empowerment Network was launched by two of its members Tina Purcell & Kealy Sly. In launching the group, Tina said: “The Network has roughly 10 members representing all […]

The Traveller Movement National Conference 2016 Report and Photos

  The 2016 Conference was one of the biggest we’ve had and brought together Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, politician’sand members of Government, leading academics and service providers. 2016 was an exciting year for The Traveller Movement as we launched the Equality & Social Justice Unit (ESJU). The ESJU is a centre of excellence, which aims […]

Research into GTR experiences of youth justice

The Traveller Movement analysed data from HM Inspectorate of Prisons ‘Children in Custody’ report, which once again shows that Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children are hugely overrepresented. The findings show that one in ten (12%) children in Secure Training Centres and 7% of boys in Youth Offender Institutions were Gypsy, Roma or Traveller. Our research […]

‘Protecting Gypsies and Travellers a priority’ says Equalities Watchdog

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission, the national government watchdog for human and civil rights, have said that they will be making the protection of Gypsy and Traveller people a “particular priority” in 2015-16. Talking to the Traveller Movement campaign charity, Wendy Hewitt, Legal Director, of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “The Commission […]

Increasing accountability and understanding in the Police

Following the launch of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association last year, TM have been more involved with engaging and challenging Police forces across the country. From our support for a Romany Gypsy challenging Humberside Police’s failure to properly investigate a race hate incident, to calling on the Metropolitan Police to conduct an investigation into […]

Debating Gypsies and Travellers in Parliament

Just a month after May’s General Election, Conservative MP for Kettering, Philip Hollobone, tabled a Westminster Hall Debate on the ‘effect of Gypsies and Travellers on local communities’. Such debates were a common feature in the last Parliament, setting the agenda for the Government’s proposals to redefine Gypsies and Travellers so only those who are travelling […]

‘We are Community We are Society’ National Conference

The TM Annual National Conference is fast approaching and will take place in London on the 26th November 2015. The title of this year’s conference is We are Community We are Society and aims to provide a platform for community members, policy makers and service providers to present and discuss their experiences and approaches on […]