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 […]

Expert Advisory Group

Sasha Barton (Hodges Jones & Allen) Joe Browne (The Traveller Movement) Simon Cox (Open Society Justive Initiative) Jim Davies (Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association) Michael Doherty (The Travellers’ Times) Nick Glynn (Open Society Initiative for Europe) Sam Grant (Rene Cassin) Margaret Greenfields (Buckinghamshire University) Mairead Healy (Future Voices Ireland) Martin Howe (Howe & Co) David […]

Pro Bono Panel

The Traveller Movement’s Equality & Social Justice Unit is supported by a panel of lawyers covering many different practice areas, who kindly provide advice, written opinions and representation on a pro bono basis. Lana Adamou Lana has a strong reputation in the field of actions against the police and has worked on a number of […]

Roundtable held on Gypsy, Traveller, Roma school exclusions

On the 29th of June TM had the opportunity to organise a roundtable discussion with the Children’s Commissioner for England, hosted by Kate Green MP. The theme was school exclusions given to Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils, with six speakers each providing a different insight into the issue. Speakers included: a head-teacher from a primary […]

UN review of the UK’s human rights record

UK government accounts for its human rights record to the United Nations The United Nations will examine the UK government on its human rights record in 2017. Every four or five years, the UN’s Human Rights Council reviews each of the 193 UN member states on how the state has met its human rights obligations and commitments. […]