Eibsee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Jazz Week Burghausen, Germany
Thamkrabok Monastery, Thailand
A Buddhist sanctuary in Thailand’s Saraburi province has made a name for itself for its unique way of rehabilitating drug addicts. Wat Thamkrabok boasts of a secret potion that induces vomiting and detoxification, and a program that seeks to change its patients’ lifestyle.
Mae Tao Clinic, Thailand
Mae Tao Clinic provides affordable health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who make the dangerous journey across the border from Burma to Thailand or who reside in Thailand. People of all ethnicities and religions are welcome at the clinic.
Lunik IX, Košice, Slovakia
Lunik IX is an apartment complex in the southwestern suburbs of Košice. Originally build as home for middle-class families with a capacity of 2,500 people, the Slovakian government started to resettled thousands of Slovakian people affiliated to the Roma minority in the 1990s. Today Lunik IX is home to an estimated number of between 6,000 and 8,000 Roma making it the largest Roma community within Slovakia.
Persecution and discrimination; Gypsies in middle and eastern Europe
Roma, the largest ethnic minority in Eastern Europe, are perhaps the region’s most misunderstood, most persecuted, and maligned minority. Since their migration from India approximately six hundred years ago, Roma have suffered economic, political and cultural discrimination at the hands of both communist and capitalist and both democratic and totalitarian societies.