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Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

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‘Zero Tolerance’ approach to incorrect written ascription of Gypsies and Travellers

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By Helen Jones |  August 1, 2012 |

Why Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange is adopting this policy

Boys playing at Sweet StreetPeople receiving emails from Leeds GATE staff will have noticed the following statement in our email signatures:

Ministerial Commitments? What Ministerial Commitments?

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By Helen Jones |  July 12, 2012 |

News has come from the Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers which completely undermines the commitments made by the  Ministerial Working Group on Gypsies and Travellers in respect of the education of Gypsy and Traveller children.

GATE welcomes Sabiha Iqbal as Youth Inclusion Officer

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By Helen Jones |  July 4, 2012 |

Sabiha Iqbal, Youth Inclusion Officer at Leeds GATEWe're really excited to welcome Sabiha Iqbal to the GATE team.  Sabiha will be working to ensure that the needs of young people from our Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities are understood and met across all services in Leeds.

Do you need legal advice when Leeds GATE is closed?

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By Helen Jones |  May 21, 2012 |

New telephone advice line for Gypsies and Travellers 0121 685 8677

If you need legal advice outside of Leeds GATE  office hours there is a telephone advice line set up to give guidance on the specialist issues faced by Gypsies and Travellers.

Hierarchical Violence against Gypsies and Travellers

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By Helen Jones |  May 16, 2012 |

A guest blog from a social work student placement at Leeds GATE

“Civilization is based on a clearly define and widely accepted yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierarchy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy to those higher is unthinkable, when it does occur is regarded with shock, horror, and the fetishization of the victims.”