A good society is sustainable
The company was founded in 2013 by Judit Bari to create social projects and productions. Since 2000, she has been working for the rights of women and the rights of Roma, based on principles of equality and justice. She incorporated the experience gained during this time into the non-prophit social enterprise. HISZAKO HISZAKO INDIE can count numerous art programs, research, social campaigns and organizational and management work in several major projects, as well as analyst-expert work among its references.
A good society is sustainable and solidary. We belive it is possible to create the chances of asserting the rights of those suffering from disadvantages and deficiencies and improving their quality of life in a society that is much more in solidarity with them. That is why our watchword at all times is solidarity. We build collaborations and developments from artistic productions, content development to research projects for the sake of a society that is in solidarity with women and minorities and is also sustainable at the community level. For a solidary society, sympathy is not enough, but interactions, if you will, encounters, and active citizens at all levels of social groups are needed.
In order for the necessary improvement in the life of the minorities, especial the marginalised Roma communities to occur permanently, it is essential that the community has the triple unit of ability for Action & Resources &Legal Awareness. Europe's largest historical minority is in a marginal position both economically and culturally. We consider it important to preserve and increase their ability to act, and we also want to point out their internal resources, and by creating and accessing additional resources, we want to help communities embark on the path of sustainable development. For a fairer and more equal society, increasing citizens' legal awareness and developing communities' ability to assert their interests is an essential process.
We are looking for creative & adaptive answers for social challenges
We seek creative and adaptive responses to social challenges with the cooperation of communities, artists, researchers, developers and human rights specialists. Due to long-standing social exclusion and systemic problems, it is not enough to simply adopt solutions that work elsewhere to deal with the problems of the Roma communities, as there are also reasons behind the inequalities that have developed, which require that helpers and developers also change their attitude and be aware of their social situation and settlement-level reasons as well.
Clarifying decision-making, conflict management and problem-solving processes and encouraging mutual respect and creating a sense of security for the community, team, openness to discuss their concerns are just as important as finding good and technical solutions.
Preference for participatory methods also contributes to adaptive solutions
fields of interventions
The emancipation of Roma women, on the one hand, in relation to the majority women, and on the other hand, within the Roma community, falls far short of the desired level. Improving the sexual and reproductive health of Roma women and asserting their rights is at least as important as education and income generation. They are closely related to each other. We would like these relations to finally strengthen equality.
Our pioneering work started in 2003. In a Roma settlement situated alongside the Sajó River. We cooperated with Vedegylet, established environmental justice working group to explore the aspect of energy poverty in Hungarian households and carried out joint action research with several universities. We also drew attention to water rights and other environmental inequalities in UN publications. However, there is still little talk about frontline communities, even the effects of climate change affect them more, and unfortunately the problem management can also cause disadvantages. The ways of sustainable development often further increase inequalities, we want to avoid this and enable adaptation in low-income communities as well.
We have done background work in close cooperation with legal protection organizations, we cooperate in the investigation of cases, strategic planning, fundraising, and project management. We also organize media campaigns and street/public actions and networking with CBOs. We want to put the issues of political representation on the agenda among women and young people, and help their preparations. Democracy deficit and election system have to be changed in some elements that violate the rights of minorities, such as the national mandate and the voter register.
In recent years, we have organized numerous domestic and international researches. We support innovative and participatory methods. Most recently, at the request of the ILO, research was carried out on the employment situation of Roma women in Moldova, and at the request of the NDI on the effects of the COVID-19 measures on the Roma communities. We have active relationships in many communities and can organize the involvement and preparation of interviewers across the country. We regularly organize focus groups and this year we want to try the Social LAB method as an action research and experimental space.
We provide content on Roma social and cultural topics to media units. We write articles in several online newspapers and host a radio program on TILOS. This year we will start making podcasts.
We created animation film for the UN's Decent Work program. We also filmed an social-psychology experiment entitled Mirror Talk, it is about racism and national and ethnic identity. This year we will release it, including the student manual.
We have worked with several theaters and troupes as writers and dramaturgs. Mostly in cooperation with the NGO - Utcaszínházi Alkotóközösség, we worked with youths in schools, correctional and foster homes, penal institutions, prisons and traditional theater environments. Highlight the issue of prostitution, human trafficing of Romani girls and women, also focused on domestic violence. Also created social theatre programs and drama classes for personal development, also to identify and help to overcome on identity issues of foster care youths and juvenile prisoners,