On the Margins
Date of implementation: September 2017- ongoing
Partners: OSCE Mission to BiH
Primary Objective: To challenge negative stereotypes about BiH’s Roma community
“On the Margins” is multi-part anti-discrimination project designed to challenge negative stereotypes of and prejudices toward BiH’s Roma population. The project, produced in cooperation between the OSCE Mission to BiH and PCRC, is comprised of a photo-based exhibition, social media campaign, and educational programming. The exhibition juxtaposes images, narratives, and didactic text against the widely held stereotypes (identified in the Council of Europe’s Dosta! Campaign toolkit) which they challenge. PCRC has engaged emerging photographers from both outside and within BiH in the project, including a young Roma photographer who grew up in the village in which many of the images were shot. The exhibition will open in Sarajevo in early Summer 2018. Following the initial launch, the accompanying social media campaign, programming, and outreach activities will foster greater levels of understanding amongst Bosnian youth and the general public about the challenges Roma communities face in terms of discrimination and marginalization.