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Authorities in touch with family of Roma teenager – The Irish Times – Wed, Jan 25, 2012

Traveller and Roma support organisation Pavee Point said the circumstances of Ms Rostas’s disappearance and death highlighted the vulnerability and marginalisation of the Roma community here.In particular, said Siobhán Curran, a Roma outreach worker, Roma women faced a risk of exclusion and violence. “There are State policies that we have the power to change which play a huge part in keeping Roma in poverty and on the margins.”Ms Curran cited the fact that Roma children born here were not entitled to child benefit, while the way in which the habitual residency rules were applied made it “almost impossible” for Romas to qualify for welfare supports.

via Authorities in touch with family of Roma teenager – The Irish Times – Wed, Jan 25, 2012.

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