Friends, Families & Travellers (FFT) aims to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, culture or background, whether settled or mobile, and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.
-They investigate and expose unfair treatment, advocate for equal rights and empower individuals to challenge inequality.
-They educate professionals to provide fair access to services.
-They celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Travellers’ rich history, culture and contributions to society and share this with the wider public.
They use all this to create a compelling case for change to a safer, more just society for Gypsies Roma and Travellers.
Active since 1994, they are a leading national Traveller led charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies, Roma and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background.
At least half of their Trustees, staff, interns and volunteers are Gypsy, Roma and Travellers.
They began life as an informal support group working primarily with New Travellers but since those early days they have evolved into an organisation providing advice, advocacy, information and other services to all Gypsies and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background.
Early on, they worked with the Public Law Project on two landmark legal challenges that led to local authorities being required to make basic welfare inquiries before forcing families from a piece of land. As part of the Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform Coalition, they were shortlisted for the Human Rights Award in 2004.
Their aim is to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, culture or background, whether settled or mobile, and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.
They became a company (non-profit voluntary organisation) limited by guarantee in July 1999 (no. 3597515) and a registered charity in November 2005 (no. 1112326).
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