Roma women speak up for change
Karanović & Partners works with a UK foundation called GRUBB (Gypsy Roma Urban Balkan Beats), which runs educational and artistic programs for Roma children and youth. GRUBB created a band called Pretty Loud, which is likely the world’s first all-Roma female hip-hop group. Through their lyrics and writing, the Serbian band talks about challenges they face as young Roma women, tackling complex topics such as race, social justice, freedom of choice and access to education. They use their voices to fight for a better future – not only their own, but for future generations of Roma girls. Their inspiring story and music have been heard beyond the Balkans, attracting coverage from newspapers like the New York Times.
Karanović & Partners makes sure that the band's IP rights are properly protected at all times, even when they perform before the UN or European Union institutions. The firm counsels GRUBB and Pretty Loud on contract drafting, copyright, taxes and scholarships, among other matters.