ENAR’s achievements in November

Check out ENAR’s main achievements and impact during the month of November.

– ENAR participated in EQUINET seminar on religion and belief in the work of Equality bodies. ENAR’s briefs on Antisemitism and Islamophobia were quoted on the event website. As the result of previous meetings with EQUINET where ENAR’s Forgotten Women project was presented, intersectional issues where mentioned in the seminar and in EQUINET’s report.

– After our engagement on the vote of the report on the Prevention of Radicalisation in the European parliament LIBE Committee, we were also consulted ahead of the Plenary vote. ENAR sent voting recommendations to all friendly MEPs ahead of the vote. We also conducted a Twitter action to target political groups. As a result, an additional ENAR inspired proposal was adopted in plenary, calling for the adoption of national strategies to combat Islamophobia. In the end, 48% of our proposals were adopted in plenary. Most importantly, all our recommendations on Islamophobia, Antisemitism and discrimination in general were adopted.

– ENAR drafted and coordinated a joint-NGO op-ed on forced evictions of Roma that got 214 likes and 145 shares on Facebook and 108 retweets on Twitter.

Members’ achievements

– With the support of ENAR, the French Representative Council of French Black Associations (CRAN) launched a website on Popular Statistics, advocating for the collection of equality data in full respect of privacy and human rights. The campaign was quoted in a national radio programme.

Swedish NGOs, including ENAR members, signed a joint pledge for a broad political recognition of racism as a social problem, and the development of comprehensive actions against it.

– ENAR member Lietuvos žmogaus teisių centras / Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights organised an event on Roma housing issues in Vilnius Town Hall. Many key people were present, including the Vilnius council members, the vice-mayor, the Vice-minister of Culture, the Ombudsperson for Equal Opportunities.

– Our Austrian member Radio Africa organised a local launch of ENAR’s book on Afrophobia: Invisible Visible Minority. Panellists included a representative of the Fundamental Rights Agency and Mireille Fanon-Mendès France, the Chair of the UN Working Group on people of African descent.

ENAR Ireland published and launched its newest report on Afrophobia in Ireland. The report findings made number one item on national radio and number three item on national television. Radio coverage was very high. #Afrophobia was trending on Irish Twitter.


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