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ARCA

ARCA helps the Roma people preserve and protect their culture.

LOCATION: Kremenchuk, Ukraine

Founded in 2018, ARCA’s mission is to promote the reinterpretation and change of perception of the image of the Roma community in Ukrainian society. Led by Roma youth in Ukraine, ARCA strives to protect Roma culture in Ukraine, focusing its efforts on developing the Roma youth movement, supporting and preserving Roma history and culture, and building intercultural dialogue in Ukraine. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, ARCA’s work has expanded to include rapid response and humanitarian aid while maintaining its awareness raising and advocacy work.

UUSC’s support helps ARCA work with Roma youth to develop their advocacy and activism skills in support of the movement to not only uplift Roma culture, but also address the impacts of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

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