KONDUR

Delivers training in: 
English
Russian
Ukrainian
Firstname: 
Zemfira
Short biography: 

Ms Kondur has been working on Roma issues in Ukraine for close to 20 years and has been internationally active since 2000. Throughout Europe, the Roma and Sinti (including women and children) subject of systematic police violence. Despite this, the Roma population in many countries remain unprotected in all fields. This unjust reality encouraged Ms Kondur to help establish and coordinate seven NGOs dedicated to Roma and Roma-related issues and helped them to develop the programs on health, pre-school education, human rights as well as to organize conferences, educational workshops, trainings, press-conferences, round-table discussions, festivals, publications in media etc., to make their working results more visible and to show to the majority population of Ukraine, and other countries, the positive examples of Roma, and by this to change negative stereotypes towards Roma.
As a human rights activist, Ms Zemfira Kondur has been working in close cooperation with governmental bodies and elected officials at both the local and national levels.
Internationally, her work has brought her into contact with international institutions, NGOs and inter-governmental bodies throughout the European region.
She has personally advocated on behalf of Roma issues in the Ukrainian Parliament, the United Nations, a number of EU institutions, and the Council of Europe.
During the meeting in Kiev with the United States Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton, I highlighted the issues of discriminatory treatment of Roma in Europe.

In recent years Ms Kondur has worked for the Council of Europe and for the European Roma Rights Centre as a Project Manager and as a consultant.
From 2004-present time she has been the vice-president of the International Charitable Organization “Roma women's fund “Chiricli”".
From December 2005-present time Ms Kondur has been a Parliament Expert of Gender issues.
October 2007-December 2008 RMUSP board member reported to the  Roma Education Fund.

Ms Zemfira Kondur is currently the National Project Officer for ROMED2 in Ukraine.

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