RoMOMatteR Toolbox

The participatory tools, guides, and templates that guide our community work!

Download project information, presentations, guidelines and dissemination materials.

Project Toolbox

In this toolbox you’ll find the tools and resources produced through the activities of the Romomatter Project. This toolbox is provided to project partners, interested stakeholders, and anyone else working on interventions to empower Roma communities. Download tools individually or access all toolbox contents.

Fieldwork Guides

This tool includes templates and guides for conducting Romomatter field work. It includes transcription, consent, interview and community asset mapping guides.

This document provides information about the Romomatter project for women recruited to be interviewed and records their consent to participate. Download the form. 

This guide covers the main topic explored during interviews. It aims to serve as a list of topics to help the interiewer. The wording should be adapted to the interviwee, the context and the prior information she provided in the interview. Download the guide. 

This document includes tips to guide the analysis of the interviews carried out with adult women, as well as the categories, codes and definitions to conduct the analysis. Download the document. 

This template serves as to collect sociodemographic information from adult women interviewed in order to describe the characteristics of the sample. Download the template.

This template is a proposal for homogenizing the transcription of the interview audio record. Download the template.

This template serves to report on the interviews carried out with adult women. Download the template.

This document provides information about the Romomatter project for stakeholders recruited to be interviewed and to record their consent to participate. Download the form. 

This template serves to report on the interviews carried out with stakeholders.  Download the template. 

This guide includes the main topic to be explored in interviews with stakeholders. It is a list of topics that aims to help the interviewer. The wording should be adapted to each interviewee, the context and the prior information that interviewee provided during the interview.  Download the guide. 

This template serves to collect and describe the community assets identified during the interviews with stakeholders.   Download the template.

This document serves to collect sociodemographic information from stakeholders interviewed in order to describe the characteristics of the sample.  Download the template. 

Community Interventions

This tool includes guides and recommendations for building local coalitions.

This document identifies guidelines and recommendations that aim to help Romomatter partners in the process of building their local coalitions, including: recruitment of members, the first meeting, follow-up actions and key actions. Download the guidelines and recommendations. 

This presentation shows an overview of local coalitions for Romomatter partners, including information about recruiting members, first coalition meeting, follow-up tasks, and key actions for field work groups and coalitions. Download the overview. 

This template serves to register contact details of the members of local coalitions. Download the contact template. 

This toolbox from the University of Kansas covers community needs and resources assessments, social determinants of health, stakeholder engagement, action planning, leadership building, cultural competency and planning and evaluation. Go to the community toolbox.

This resource provides a detailed list of methods and techniques for promoting social participation, providing examples and case studies mainly based on experience with promoting social participation by Roma populations in the WHO European Region. Go to the social participation toolkit. 

Discover Photovoice using the RGPAR Infographic in EnglishSpanishRomanian or Bulgarian.

Roma Girls Participatory Action Research Fieldwork Manual

This manual provides guidance about the roles, tasks and procedures to carry out all activities that make up the implementation and evaluation of Romomatter Roma Girls Particpatory Action Research (RGPAR).

The Romomatter mission is to tackle gender discrimination by empower Roma girls’ mattering, helping them to envision their futures and choose motherhood only if and when they are ready. This section provides an overview of the project’s mission. Download the document here

This is a step by step guide to carrying out the recruitment process. It also explains how the recruitment activities can serve as an opportunity to collect information to support monitoring and evaluation. Download the guide here.  

This section includes a training agenda and recommendations for training for facilitators to develop the necessary skills to implement and evaluate the Photovoice intervention. Download here

This guide supports Roma women facilitators in implementing Romomatter activities. It also serves as a support and supervision reference for research partners and community partners. Download the guide here.  

The Romomatter project follows empowerment evaluation principles that are transversal throughout the evaluation process. This section provides information on the evaluation tools, timeline and appendices for the project. Download this information here.  

Education Resources

This tool provides guidance for engaging in the evaluation and research areas of the project.

This presentation presents information about engaging in empowerment evaluation and evaluation capacity building to promote equity and advocacy. These materials were developed during a webinar on July 30, 2019 presented by Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar at the University of Illinois. Download the materials.

This presentation shows practical issues on how to deal with interviews, including recruitment, conducting the interviews, transcription processes and managing interview data. These materials were presented by Jose Miguel Carrasco at a webinar on April 19, 2019 at the University of Alicante. Download the materials. 

This online course from the University of Alicante provides conceptual and methodological tools to include participatory logic in the design and implementation of health actions, programs and policies, allowing for incorporation of the voice and demands of the population in these actions. Go to the MOOC in Spanish or in English

Bibliography Resources

This tool allows for consultation of references used in the project.

This database includes the most relevant bibliographic resources used in the Romomatter project. Database currently under development. 

Evaluation Resources

This tool provides the guides and templates necessary to carry out the project evaluation.

This tool provides process, implementation and outcome indicators to assess the effectiveness of the Romomatter intervention. View the repository. 

This document shows the Romomatter evaluation system developed to guarantee that the community agents evaluate the implementation of the designed plan and achieve expected outcomes. View the handbook. 

Dissemination Tools

This tool provides documentation on the Romomatter project for dissemination purposes in the four project languages.

This leaflet presents the Romomatter project and covers concepts related to reproductive justice in four languages.