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  AGNES DAROCZI Agnes Daroczi is a Hungarian human rights defender and Director of the Romano Instituto Foundation. Agnes Daroczi, born in Berettyóújfalu/Hungary in 1954, has been fighting for Roma rights ever since she was 17. As a journalist and scientific researcher of minority issues, she fights for the equality of Roma in Hungary and in Europe. She initiated the first Roma art exhibition and publishes on the persecution and murder of Hungarian Roma during the Second World War. The Romano Instituto Foundation was established in 2010 in order to urge on the creation of the Roma institutions missing to this day, to promote mutual acceptance and the inclusion of the Roma with the instruments of science, research and public discussion. Agnes has worked for decades to defend the rights of the Roma community in Hungary, engaging in activities from supporting Roma victims of right-wing violence to working to establish Roma cultural institutions and documenting and archiving th


  PELİN ÇALIŞKANOĞLU EKŞİ Pelin was born in 1988 in Fenerbahçe in a Chevrolet. Her parents were severe drug addicts. The most important reason for us to underline this part of her story at every opportunity is to show what a child can change if given the opportunity.   Pelin, one of the young people who benefited from the first foster family service model in Turkey, and her foster family cross paths when she was 6 months old. The story from the language of Pelin's mother in her foster family is; She sees Pelin while she is walking in Fenerbahçe Park. She says that she saw her face covered with dirt and blue eyes with curly blond hair on the lush green grass. First, she panicked and asked the shopkeepers in the park about her biological family. When the shopkeeper tells about the situation, even saying that this baby needs help, it is difficult to live here under these conditions, she talks to the biological mother. Somehow, the biological family is persuaded to take Pelin ho