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

 Access to Protection and Safety without Discrimination


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)
  • 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
  1. ΑΡΣΙΣ, Κοινωνική Οργάνωση Υποστήριξης Νέων – ARSIS Social organization for the support of youth
  2. Αfrican Network in Greece – ANG
  3. BABEL DC – Mental health unit for migrants
  4. Γιατροί του Κόσμου – Medecins du Monde
  5. Διεθνής Αμνηστία – Amnesty International
  6. 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
  15. ِAssociation of Social Workers of Greece
  16. Transgender Association in Greece – SYD
  17. Technodromo
  18. 4C Cooperate-Communicate-Create-Change
  19. ActionAid Hellas
  20. Athens Pride
  21. Anasa- Cultural Center of African arts and culture
  22. Colour Youth – Κοινότητα LGBTQ Νέων Αθήνας
  23. El sistema Greece
  24. Equal Society – Κοινωνία Ίσων Ευκαιριών
  25. Hestia FC
  26. Higgs
  27. HumanRights360o
  28. HYP – Hellenic Youth Participation
  29. Inter alia Project – Civic Society Meeting Point
  31. Khora Social Center
  32. KMOP Family and Childcare Centre
  33. Mobile info team for Refugees in Greece
  35. Proud Seniors Greece​ (ομάδα υποστήριξης ΛΟΑΤΚΙ ατόμων ηλικίας 50 & άνω)
  36. Service Civil International Hellas SCI Hellas – Κίνηση ΕΘελοντών
  37. Solidarity ΝΟW
  38. RAINBOW FAMILIES – Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο
  39. Velos Youth Center
  40. Victoria Square Project
  41. We need books

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