I hope that discrimination will stop and that people will think how it makes us feel. This is the only way we have a chance to realise our dreams – Emilia

Pavee Point partnered with the Equality Authority and Nasc to develop the photo exhibition “Roma: One People – Many Lives”.   The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see images of Roma people who live, study and work in Ireland.  This exhibition, developed in collaboration with members of the Roma community, aims to challenge perceptions and stereotypes about Roma.  Bogfire and photographer James Fraher were commissioned to create the exhibition.

If you would like to host this exhibition please contact the IHREC at Tel (01) 8589601 or Gabi at

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I came here to look for work. It was very hard in the beginning – having no English. Then my children started going to school and I now speak better English and have found work – so has one of my sons- Daniel

Everyone sees begging as part of our culture. We’re not cultural beggars. This is not in our culture. People beg because they are forced to – they have no choice – Gabi

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I would like Roma and Irish people to get to know each other better – be it in schools, work, parks, anywhere really.  The important thing is that we all pump the same colour blood through our veins and we all breathe air.  Don’t judge a book by its cover – Manu

See RTE report on the exhibition here.

The project was co-funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007 – 2013)