The Traveller Movement has launched a new campaign called #StandUpAndBeCounted to ensure that Gypsies, Roma and Travellers complete the census on the 21st of March and tick the box for their ethnicity.
In 2011 the census documented for the first time the box 'Gypsy or Irish Traveller'. In the 2021 census, there will be two boxes for GRT people: 'Gypsy or Irish Traveller' and a 'Roma' tick box. This will lead to greater consideration of GRT people in national policy areas such as health, education, accommodation and planning.
The census will be held on Sunday 21st March 2021 in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland (Scotland has postponed their census).
Watch a short video with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people about why GRT people should tick their ethnicity box.
Watch the same video with Romanes subtitles here
For more information regarding this campaign, visit the Traveller Movement website: https://travellermovement.org.uk/campaigns/stand-up-and-be-counted
Community Development & Campaigns Co-ordinator
T: 0207 607 2002
Notes to Editor
* The Traveller Movement (TM) is a national community development policy and voice charity who campaign against discrimination, promote inclusion, participation and community engagement for the Irish Traveller and Gypsy communities in Britain. TM is proud to work in partnership with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities together with service providers and policy makers across the UK to better promote social inclusion and community cohesion.