~ 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 urg e 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
  • HumanRights360 o

→ WATCH OUR VIDEO MESSAGE HERE

→ Follow the FB event here , and leave your message against racism:

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

  1. ΑΡΣΙΣ, Κοινωνική Οργάνωση Υποστήριξης Νέων – ARSIS Social

organization for the support of youth

  1. Αfrican Network in Greece – ANG
  2. BABEL DC – Mental health unit for migrants
  3. Γιατροί του Κόσμου – Medecins du Monde
  4. Διεθνής Αμνηστία – Amnesty International
  5. Δίκτυο για τα δικαιώματα του Παιδιού – DDP Network for Children

Rights

  1. Network of Recording Racist Violence – RVRN
  2. Network of Users of Psychoactive Substances
  3. Network of cooperation for Migrant Women “Dimitra”
  4. Δίκτυο Χάρτα της Ειδομένης / Charter of Idomeni Network
  5. Διοτίμα – Κέντρο Γυναικείων Μελετών και Ερευνών / CRWI Diotima
  6. Police Action for human rights
  7. National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESAmeaA)
  8. Hellenic League for Human Rights – ElEDAP
  9. Greek Network for the Right to Shelter and Housing
  10. Hellenic Anti Poverty Network (EAPN Greece)
  11. Ελληνικό Συμβούλιο για τους Πρόσφυγες – Greek Council for Refugees
  12. 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)

  1. Greek Forum of Refugees
  2. Albanian Women Union in Greece
  3. Ένωση Φωτορεπόρτερ Ελλάδας – ΕΦΕ, Union of Press Photographers

Greece

  1. Θετική Φωνή Σύλλογος Οροθετικών Ελλάδος – Positive Voice
  2. Ίριδα-Κέντρο Γυναικών / Irida Center
  3. Κοσμο-πολιτισμός/Cosmos of Culture
  4. Melissa network – Migrant’s Women Network in Greece
  5. METAdrasis
  6. OLKE – Lesbian & Gay Community of Greece
  7. Olympic Truce
  8. Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece
  9. Organization EARTH
  10. Syrian House in Greece/ Στέγη Σύρων Ελλάδος
  11. Σύλλογος Βοήθειας Παιδιών Lalibela
  12. Nigerian Women Association
  13. Ηelpa-Prometheus
  14. Symbiosis- School of political studies in Greece, Network of the Council

of Europe

39.ِِ Association of Social Workers of Greece

  1. Transgender Association in Greece – SYD
  2. Technodromo
  3. 4C Cooperate-Communicate-Create-Change
  4. ActionAid Hellas
  5. Athens Pride
  6. Anasa- Cultural Center of African arts and culture
  7. Colour Youth – Κοινότητα LGBTQ Νέων Αθήνας
  8. El sistema Greece
  9. Equal Society – Κοινωνία Ίσων Ευκαιριών
  10. Hestia FC
  11. Higgs
  12. HumanRights360o
  13. HYP – Hellenic Youth Participation
  14. Inter alia Project – Civic Society Meeting Point
  15. INTERSOS HELLAS
  16. Khora Social Center
  17. KMOP Family and Childcare Centre
  18. Mobile info team for Refugees in Greece
  19. PRAKSIS
  20. Proud Seniors Greece (ομάδα υποστήριξης ΛΟΑΤΚΙ ατόμων ηλικίας 50 &

άνω)

  1. Service Civil International Hellas SCI Hellas – Κίνηση ΕΘελοντών
  2. Solidarity ΝΟW
  3. RAINBOW FAMILIES – Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο
  4. Velos Youth Center
  5. Victoria Square Project
  6. We need books

Below you can download the relevant text in Greek and English:

Press WAD2021_ GR Press WAD2021_ ΕΝ

Press WAD2021_ ΕΝ

 

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