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WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM In the covid era

~ This year, we support & we send our message
against Discrimination ~

 

Access to Protection and Safety without Discrimination

WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM
In the covid era
Sunday, 21 March 2021

 

The World Day against Racism (International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), on Sunday, 21st of March, the Greek Forum of Migrants, for a 7th year in a row, is calling for all groups that are currently being discriminated and affected by racism to raise their voices and to declare their determination to fight all kinds of racism and humiliation of human dignity.

Our lives are now marked by the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. And they are worse marked, every day, by the increasing discrimination against all vulnerable social groups. The period of the pandemic highlighted the already existing discrimination against vulnerable groups and at the same time deepened it.

A ray of light in this dark times is the indiscriminate support, by means of solidarity, to any person who lacks the basics, who needs a plate of food, a roof, up to the most valuable nowadays but also necessary medical help.

This year, again, we are not marching but we support and send a strong message that today, as never before, non-discriminatory access to protection and safety is non-negotiable

We unite our voices with communities, bodies, NGO and representatives from wider groups affected by discrimination and racism (PWD, LGBTQI, Roma, migrants, refugees, HIV positive, elderly, drug addicts, people with mental illness, prisoners Religion minorities, etc.)

Together, we send a message of support through social media and urge all people to seek non-discriminatory support and action in vulnerable groups in their community, in their neighborhoods and to support in any way possible the precious hotbeds of solidarity in Greece.

The closure of the WAD 2020 will happen, as every year, with the Award Ceremony of Antiracism – Tzanetos Antypas award to an organization or a person for its contribution to the dealing with the issues of anti-racism and human rights. This year, the Organizing Committee of the WAD2020 decided to pass the award from the Union of Press Photographers Greece EFE, that was awarded last year, to more than one relevant actions from Athens, Thessaloniki, etc. like Allos Anthropos, Khora, Oikopolis, Annapurna, , and many more.

It is a movement of symbolic character and support to all those ventures that endure, in adverse conditions, in order to support their work daily, vulnerable social groups, which are affected and endangered more than ever in the midst of a pandemic. Our message, however, is to urge the broader support of every group, body, organization and action that actively promotes solidarity with the most marginalized and at-risk groups, thus making a decisive contribution against discrimination and racist violence, in defense of human rights, even at the risk of their lives.

 * The award was established in 2017 in the memory of the activist and founder of  PRAKSIS organization, Tzanetos Antypas, where each year an organization or a person working on issues of anti-racism and human rights is awarded.

The Organizing Committee of the WAD2021 is consisted by:

  • Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN)
  • Greek Forum of Migrants (GFM)
  • Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR)
  • PRAKSIS
  • Transgender Association in Greece
  • HumanRights360o

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The WAD2021 is supported by european networks: UNITED for Intercultural Action, ENAR European Network Against Discrimination, Equinox Initiative for Racial Justice, EGPA – European LGBT Police Association, the National Committee for Human Rights – EEDA, and the Integration Council of Migrants and Refugees of the Municipality of Athens and organizations/communities of the Civil Society in Greece, active in the issues of human rights: 

  1. 50 και ΕΛΛΑΣ – Fifty Plus Hellas
  2. Ανεμος Ανανέωσης/ Wind of Renewal
  3. ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΗ – Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence – ANTIGONE
  4. ΑΡΣΙΣ, Κοινωνική Οργάνωση Υποστήριξης Νέων – ARSIS Social organization for the support of youth
  5. Αfrican Network in Greece – ANG
  6. BABEL DC – Mental health unit for migrants
  7. Γιατροί του Κόσμου – Medecins du Monde
  8. Γιατροί Χωρίς Σύνορα – Médecins Sans Frontières Greece
  9. Διεθνής Αμνηστία – Amnesty International
  10. Δίκτυο για τα δικαιώματα του Παιδιού – DDP Network for Children Rights
  11. Network of Recording Racist Violence – RVRN
  12. Network of Users of Psychoactive Substances
  13. Network of cooperation for Migrant Women “Dimitra”
  14. Δίκτυο Χάρτα της Ειδομένης / Charter of Idomeni Network
  15. Διοτίμα – Κέντρο Γυναικείων Μελετών και Ερευνών / CRWI Diotima
  16. Police Action for human rights
  17. National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESAmeaA)
  18. Hellenic League for Human Rights – ElEDAP
  19. Greek Network for the Right to Shelter and Housing
  20. Hellenic Anti Poverty Network (EAPN Greece)
  21. Ελληνικό Συμβούλιο για τους Πρόσφυγες – Greek Council for Refugees
  22. Greek Forum of Migrants (Association of Cameroonians of Greece, Congolese Community in Greece, Ethiopian Socio-Cultural Center “Aithiops”, Ghanian Community in Greece, Union of Guinea of Greece, Kenyan Community in Greece (KCG), Union of Madagascar, Nigerian Women Organisation of Greece, Nigerian Community of Greece, Association of Senegalese of Athens, Unione of Sierra Leonese, Tanzanian Community in Greece, Zanzibar Association in Greece, African Network in Greece, United African Women Organization Greece, Afghan Migrants & Refugees Community in Greece, Bangladeshi Community of Greece, Greek Indian Cultural Company, Greek Pakistan Association of Greece, Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece, Georgian Cultural Center “Caucasus”, Greek Georgian Union “Dioskouria”, Hellenic Moldovans Association «ΟΡΦΕΥ», Association of Russian speaker and friends of Russia of the Municipality of Trikala, Ukrainian Community `The land of stork`, United Ukraine Union, Egyptian Community in Greece “El Rapta”, Association of Moroccans in Greece, Palestinian Workers Union in Greece, Somalian Community in Greece, Greek Soudanese Frienship League, Sudanese Community, Association of Free Expats of Syria, Syrian House in Greece, Arab Association in Ambelokipi – Athens, Migrant Women Network “Dimitra”, Zagel Refugee Group, LGBT Refugee Group)
  23. Greek Forum of Refugees
  24. Albanian Women Union in Greece
  25. Ένωση Φωτορεπόρτερ Ελλάδας – ΕΦΕ, Union of Press Photographers Greece
  26. Θετική Φωνή Σύλλογος Οροθετικών Ελλάδος – Positive Voice
  27. Ίριδα-Κέντρο Γυναικών/ Irida Center
  28. Κοσμο-πολιτισμός/Cosmos of Culture
  29. Melissa network – Migrant’s Women Network in Greece
  30. METAdrasis
  31. OLKE – Lesbian & Gay Community of Greece
  32. Olympic Truce
  33. Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece
  34. Organization EARTH
  35. Syrian House in Greece/ Στέγη Σύρων Ελλάδος
  36. Σύλλογος Βοήθειας Παιδιών Lalibela
  37. Nigerian Women Association
  38. Ηelpa-Prometheus
  39. Symbiosis- School of political studies in Greece, Network of the Council of Europe
  40. ِِAssociation of Social Workers of Greece
  41. Transgender Association in Greece – SYD
  42. Technodromo
  43. 4C Cooperate-Communicate-Create-Change
  44. ActionAid Hellas
  45. Athens Pride
  46. Anasa- Cultural Center of African arts and culture
  47. Colour Youth – Κοινότητα LGBTQ Νέων Αθήνας
  48. El sistema Greece
  49. Equal Society – Κοινωνία Ίσων Ευκαιριών
  50. Hestia FC
  51. Higgs
  52. HumanRights360o
  53. HYP – Hellenic Youth Participation
  54. Inter alia Project – Civic Society Meeting Point
  55. INTERSOS HELLAS
  56. Khora Social Center
  57. KMOP Family and Childcare Centre
  58. Mobile info team for Refugees in Greece
  59. PRAKSIS
  60. Proud Seniors Greece (ομάδα υποστήριξης ΛΟΑΤΚΙ ατόμων ηλικίας 50 & άνω)
  61. Service Civil International Hellas SCI Hellas – Κίνηση ΕΘελοντών
  62. Solidarity ΝΟW
  63. RAINBOW FAMILIES – Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο
  64. Velos Youth Center
  65. Victoria Square Project
  66. We need books

 

Read more about the Walk against Discrimination 2020

On behalf of the organizing committee (Communication with: Adla Shashati (210-8831620), Afrodite Riga (6973021524), Chrysoula Patsou (6947719678)