The Traveller Movement responds to the EHRC ‘Healing a divided Britain’ report

Commenting on the Equality and Human Rights Commission ‘Healing a divided Britain’ report, Yvonne MacNamara CEO of the Traveller Movement said: “The EHRC’s in-depth report rightly highlights the systemic disadvantages and discrimination the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities face across the UK. The Traveller Movement’s 2016 Discrimination Survey found that, as a coping mechanism against […]

EU referendum 23rd June 2016

Don’t waste your right to Vote! Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU? The campaigns to stay and to leave in the EU are in full speed, and both sides are using scare tactics to try to make people vote for their side. Not everything what the campaigners say […]

Operation Traveller Vote: Remember to vote in the London Mayoral Elections!

Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections 5th of May 2016. Don’t waste your right to Vote! What are these elections and why should you vote? There are many areas of London life that are affected by the work of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, such as policing, transport, housing, planning and […]

Traveller Movement investigation reveals that less than one in five police services monitor Gypsies and Irish Traveller ethnicity

An investigation into UK police services, by the Traveller Movement, using freedom of information laws, has revealed that less than one in five record and monitor their interactions with Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers. The investigation came about as a result of increasing reports from Gypsies and Travellers that their communities were being over-policed and […]

The Traveller Movement launches new education support project

The Traveller Movement are delighted to announce the launch of a new education project, made possible by funding from Esmée Fairburn, with support from the specialist education charity Communities Empowerment Network. The national, three year project aims to tackle inequalities in schools and support GTR parents and their children in getting the most out of […]

Impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travelers’ health

The report on  impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health has been published the Department of Health. Gypsies and Travellers experience some of the poorest health outcomes of any group in society. Accommodation insecurity, the conditions of their living environment, community participation and discrimination all play key roles in […]