Chachipe emerged from Romano Them which was initially launched as an independent internet platform with the primary aim to inform about the situation of Roma in Kosovo and of Kosovo Roma in Diaspora and to prevent forced repatriation.
From there, we developed into a lobby and advocacy organisation for the rights of Roma. In March 2008, we participated in the public consultation on the Kosovo constitution, where we advocated for clear, enforceable guarantees for the Roma community. Since our claims were not heard, we have subsequently drawn the attention on the shortcoming in the Kosovo Constitution and legalislation which was adopted in its aftermath, in terms of minority protection and asked for improvements to be made.
We also submitted our comments on the Roma strategy in Kosovo and contributed to a Council of Europe report on organ trafficking in Kosovo.
We have participated in several conferences and meetings and published numerous press releases and articles on the human rights situation of Roma in Kosovo issues and on the situation of refugees and IDPs.
Our website, which includes more than eight hundred posts provides a comprehensive collection of documents on human and minority rights in Kosovo and refugee and asylum issues, is regularly updated. In the first year, it was viewed about 40,000 times and more about 20,000 times in the first quarter of the second year.
We have developed an intensive network of contacts with Roma and non-Roma NGOs which has yielded in several joint petitions.
In February 2009, we changed our name into Chachipe and registered as a non-profit organisation in Luxembourg.
Our work is entirely based on voluntarism. We appreciate your donations which help us to develop our activities further.
Hessen deports father of small children to Kosovo, 28 May 2009
German Parliament confirms rejection of deportation moratorium to Kosovo, 17 February 2009
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Mobile-home avec vue, Letzebuerger Land, 15.10.10
Attacks against Roma give rise to serious concern, Chachipe says (PR), 27 February 2009
Obama right on refugees, Romano Them says (PR), 11 November 2008
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Nane kondicije irinibaske e nashle manushenge, Romano Them phenela, 9 Februari 2009
Obama hakay e nashle manushenge, phenela o Romano Them (PR), 11 Novembar 2008
Njemačka ne smije da deportuje Rome na Kosovo, Chachipe izjava (PR), 27. Aprila 2009
Romano Them: Fact-finding mission to Kosovo and Macedonia, February 2009
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Romano Them: Arakhibaski misiya ani Kosova thay Makedoniya, February 2009
Chachipe: Report on a fact-finding mission to Kosovo, Hannover, 8 April 2009 (translation)
Chachipe: Izveštaj o istraživačkom misiji na Kosovu, Hanover, 8 April 2009 (prevod)
Vakeripa-Deklaracija Kosovake Romengi andi Diaspora p anglo “Mashkarthemutne beshipa Kosovake Romengo Ashkalijengo thaj Egipqanego: Dikhipe thaj Prosperiteti palo jek Adikerdi Integracija”, 22 Oktobari 2008
Izjava romske dijaspore sa Kosova povodom organizovanja Medunarodni Okrugli stol o Roma, Ashakli i Egipcani iz Kosova: Izazovi i perspektive za odrzive integracije, 22. Oktobra 2008