Ágnes Osztolykán

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Osztolykán Ágnes in 2012

Ágnes Osztolykán (born 3 November 1974) is a Hungarian of Roma Background, politician an activist for the Roma people. She was in the National Assembly of Hungary from 2010 to 2014. In 2011, she received International Women of Courage Award from the United States Department of State. [1][2][3]

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Osztolykán studied at the University of Miskolc. She graduated in 1998 with a degree in political science. Then she worked for the Soros Foundation. She was head of the Decade of Roma Inclusion Program at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor for six years. [4]

She went to Parliament in 2010. She was a member of the parliamentary group of Lehet Más a Politika (LMP), or Politics Can Be Different Party. On 26 November 2012, she became deputy leader of the LMP parliamentary group.[4]

Osztolykán is an activist for Romani children's education, Roma and minority rights, and the Roma in Hungary. She works for vocational training which helps students get jobs. She also works as a volunteer teacher at a Roma vocational school in Budapest’s poorer Eighth District.[5]

Awards[change | change source]

  • International Women of Courage Award[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Program & Events 2011 - Budapest, Hungary - Embassy of the United States". Archived from the original on 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  2. "2011 International Women of Courage Award Winners".
  3. "International Women of Courage Awards". 10 March 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ismét Schiffer András az LMP-frakció vezetője". 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  5. Morgan (11 March 2011). "Lolo Diklo : Rromani Against Racism: AGNES OSZTOLYKAN".
  6. "Women of Courage 2011".

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