Joining forces for a National Action Plan Against Racism in Belgium

| 7.06.2019 By Nicolas Bossut, Mustapha Chairi, Thomas Peeters, Kathleen Van Den Daele

Back in 2001, at the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, Belgium had committed to develop a national action plan against racism. However, almost two decades later, Belgium still has no such action plan. Now, a nationwide civil society coalition is on a mission to ensure a National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR) is finally adopted.

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Instrumentalising women’s rights in racist discourses: we need an intersectional...

| 8.03.2019 By Isabela Mihalache

When pursuing a women’s rights agenda, policy makers should ensure that an intersectional approach is used in order to avoid reproducing stigmatisation and discrimination of groups they otherwise strive to protect. The recently adopted European Parliament Resolution on women’s role in preventing radicalisation shows just how "women’s rights" can be instrumentalised to fuel Islamophobic discourses.

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The case of Shamima Begum: British identity and terrorist activity in the spotlight

| 4.03.2019 By Ojeaku Nwabuzo

Taking the recent case of Shamima Begum, a British national who travelled from the UK to Syria to join Daesh in 2015, who now wishes to return to the UK with her child, we see how citizenship and identity can be violently reconfigured by the state.

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[INTERVIEW] An intersectional...

| 7.02.2019 By

The European Network Against Racism and the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) organised a landmark European symposium on intersectionality as a tool for equality and justice in autumn 2018, and have just issued a short report of this event. In this interview, ENAR’s Julie Pascoët and CIJ’s Emilia Roig look back at the event and tell us why an intersectional approach to social justice and equality is essential to address structural racism and discrimination in society.

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How western governments are being...

| 20.12.2018 By Ojeaku Nwabuzo

Far-right parties and groups are destabilising western governments and holding them hostage to their anti-migrant demands. These demands have little to do with the reality of peoples’ lives and certainly not those of migrants who, as our report “Migrants, speak up” finds, just want to be allowed to fully contribute to society.

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From data to perception: an anti-racism

| 9.11.2018 By Claire Fernandez

The 9th of November marks the commemoration of the night of the broken glass, a night of pogroms against Jews in Nazi Germany in 1938. Last year, I gave a personal account of why Antisemitism matters to me. This year I want to explore why it should matter to anti-racism activists and progressives.

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