[INTERVIEW] What does it mean to be an anti-racist human rights defender

| 31.12.2019

Anti-racist organisations and activists increasingly face the challenge of navigating the risks involved in doing anti-racist work. How can we create a better understanding and address the security challenges of anti-racist engagement? We interviewed some activists to hear their views.

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Indonesian interfaith concept: reflections on identity and harmony

| 21.10.2019 By Ojeaku Nwabuzo

Following a visit to Indonesia, Ojeaku Nwabuzo reflects on the concept of interfaith dialogue, its limits and what Europe could learn from this approach.

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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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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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[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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