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Leading players address discrimination in Football People video

Casey Stoney (Arsenal FC Ladies, England international), Thomas Hitzlsperger (ex Aston Villa, ex German international), Yaya Touré (Manchester City and Ivory Coast) and Raluca Negulescu, human rights campaigner at Policy Centre for Roma and Minorities, talk about discrimination in the game and what it takes to tackle racism, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination.

source: http://www.farenet.org/news/leading-players-address-discrimination-football-people-video/

Monday, September 29th, 2014 @ 21:33|Categories: External|Tags: , , , , |

‘Respect Diversity’ conference inspires change in European football

The 2014 UEFA ‘Respect Diversity’conference has drawn the attention of European football on issues of diversity and exclusion across the sport.

The need to tackle racism and homophobia, give voice to minority groups, promote gender and ethnic diversity in leadership positions and empower players to be role models in fighting discrimination were all significant focus points for the 250 delegates last week.

During the two-day event (10 and 11 September) representatives from within football, political and governmental organisations, experts and Fare member delegates representing NGOs and minority groups met in Rome to find solutions and plan action against discrimination in football.

‘The fight […]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 @ 23:17|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: , , , |

EuroGames Stockholm announces Birgitta Ohlsson and Tobias Karlsson as official ambassadors

The Swedish politician and Minister for European Union Affairs, Birgitta Ohlsson and the Swedish handball player and Team Captain Tobias Karlsson, have been appointed official ambassadors for EuroGames Stockholm 2015. Several ambassadors within sports, culture and politics will be announced before the event takes place on August 5th to August 9th 2015.
– Politics and sport are intertwined. We saw the horrific abuses against homosexuals taking place in a militarily aggressive Russia during the Winter Olympics. Historically, also Germany in 1936, the Soviet Union in 1980, and China in 2008, used the sheen of the Olympics as a display window for […]

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 @ 17:43|Categories: EuroGames, News|Tags: , |

Third PSS Workshop Discusses Normative Framework, Global Programmes, Anti-Doping, Gender Equality and Discrimination

Renowned experts debated with the PSS project team a broad range of topics during the third PSS workshop taking place from August 31 to September 2 in Berlin. On the agenda were issues such as the existing normative framework to protect young athletes, anti-doping, gender equality, discrimination and safeguarding measures for children implemented at global level.

The workshop was successfully concluded and produced excellent input for the PSS toolkit. The presentations of the Berlin workshop can be retrieved from the following website: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/web/pss/workshop-berlin

The fourth and last PSS workshop on “lifestyle” tackling issues such as dual careers, match fixing and sexual health […]

Friday, September 12th, 2014 @ 10:34|Categories: 2014, Advocacy, News, Projects|Tags: , , |

[UEFA.com] Diversity to the fore in Rome

Clarence Seedorf and AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia underlined the importance of football in promoting tolerance at the UEFA Respect Diversity conference. Players past and present have gathered in Rome to discuss the use of football as an educational tool in society and lend their support to the UEFA Respect Diversity conference.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 @ 10:05|Categories: External|Tags: , , , |