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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Election day in Belgium – The migrant’s

| 26.10.2018 By Zdena Mtetwa-Middernacht

A personal reflection on the meaning of integration in the light of recent local elections in Belgium.

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State of Racism in the Union 2018 -...

| 12.09.2018 By

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) recaps on a year of racism and resistance in the European Union, otherwise unaddressed in the official State of the Union address.

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Back-to-work: what’s coming up for...

| 10.09.2018 By Claire Fernandez

As Brussels and the EU “bubble” goes back to business as usual after the summer recess, we reflect on what’s at stake for the "rentrée" and give an insight into ENAR’s upcoming actions for achieving equality and racial justice in Europe.

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