Shedding light on dimensions of antigypsyism in Europe

| 1.10.2019 By Markus End and Ismael Cortes

Now is the time to review the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies. In the last ten years, Romani organisations and their allies have fought for the recognition of antigypsyism as a specific form of racism. In this context, we need to shed light on the multidimensional and complex phenomenon of antigypsyism, and how it affects the lives of Roma and – ultimately – the whole of society.

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De l’esclavage aux réparations

| 23.08.2019 By Ghyslain Vedeux & Louis-Georges Tin

A l’occasion du 23 août, Journée internationale du souvenir de la traite négrière et de son abolition, Ghyslain Vedeux, président du CRAN (Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires), et Louis-Georges Tin, ancien président du CRAN, et maintenant Premier Ministre de l’Etat de la Diaspora Africaine, partagent leurs réflexions et leurs actions sur la question de l’esclavage et des réparations.

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Radicalisation in a new light: from security to social inclusion and equality

| 23.07.2019 By Delphine Michel

Two years ago, ENAR decided to participate in a European research project which questions the concept of radicalisation, its use in the mainstream discourse and its impacts on the most vulnerable groups. This is one of the very few research projects that does not have a security angle, but a real social inclusion and equality perspective. The project also aims to have a broad understanding of radicalisation, not locating it in any one religion or community.

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Joining forces for a National...

| 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...

| 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...

| 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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