Racism is a problem that unfortunately still plagues European society today. Among the most regrettable and disheartening examples are, of course, the rise of extreme right wing parties, the growth of racist and neo-fascist attitudes and the stigmatisation and mistreatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
However, many initiatives have been developed to combat the rise of xenophobia, intolerance and racism. For instance, the establishment of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’, by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966. Held annually on 21st March, the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ runs campaigns to raise awareness of, and to eliminate, racial discrimination. Every year, the UNITED network organises a Europe-wide Action Week Against Racism with a view to fighting racism and promoting diversity. Organisations and individuals are given the opportunity to implement intercultural actions where creativity and interest take priority. 2018’s campaign is taking place next week, 17-25th March.
So get involved and join the European Action Week Against Racism 2018 campaign today!
For more information about European Action Week Against Racism and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination click the links below: