Corona Diaries: Voices from the ENAR network

| 1.04.2020

The Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating structural racism and inequalities in society, with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups bearing the brunt of its impact.

Many ENAR members are doing their part to ensure that solidarity and justice are upheld during these crises. Read their ongoing concerns about the main emergencies during this crisis.

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In France, vulnerable foreigners are excluded from Covid-19 measures

| 31.03.2020 By Gabrielle Peyres

Following the spread of the Covid19 virus in France, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron communicated on 16 March 2020 the containment measures recommended by the crisis cell and adopted by the National Assembly on the same day. This speech, using defence and nationalist rhetoric, combines a feeling of anxiety with a feeling of belonging to a single national community that must be protected. It prioritises protection measures according to membership of this national community and de facto excludes vulnerable categories of foreigners from national containment measures.

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Data racism: a new frontier

| 11.02.2020 By Sarah Chander

Perhaps without even noticing, you have read about data racism several times in the news in the past months. What is it? This blog seeks to explain - in the context of an emerging strand of work at the European Network Against Racism exploring racism in the digital space.

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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...

| 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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