On the 15th of November #BRAVO held one local action and workshop in City of Sarajevo with High School students as part of the Awareness campaign. Four groups have participated in the AHEAD workshops and educative activity about discrimination, hate speech towards migrants, roma community and ethnic minorities. In a creative way students were able to get more information and education, data and facts about the project. There were four groups of students, in total 60 persons attended the session and in the first group of 10 students, we were having discussion about migrants, human rights and any kind of discrimination.
After discussion, and presenting the project we held a workshop. The goal of the workshop was to create empathy and awareness about current situation in BiH when it comes to the topic of ethnic minorities. Not only about the situation in BiH, we were sharing stories and information about the EU and Worldwide situation when it comes to discrimination and hate speech.
All students were sharing their opinion throughout the workshop, and they were able to express their point of view in a creative way. Creating a motto, writing a quote and catchy message related to the main terms such as discrimination, hate speech, migrants, roma community and ethnic community the participants were able to think more and connect to those vulnerable groups. Particular focus was related to the issue of preventing hate speech towards migrants and roma community, and fighting for the rights on education.
The first activity was held in the Richmond Park College in Sarajevo and youngsters had full attention and participation in discussion and workshop.
More about AHEAD project:
AHEAD project aims to promote between youngsters non–discrimination and to combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance against Roma and other Ethnic minorities (mostly migrants). Partners jointly work on innovative good practice approaches, human rights-based narratives, training, official regular meetings, and European awareness raising campaigns. The project promotes inclusion, tolerance, mutual and multicultural understanding, and fight Roma, ethnic minorities, and migrants in Europe through an innovative approach that combines research, training (national and international) on antidiscrimination and on hate speech, round tables, seminars, the exchange of good practices, meetings between different representatives, stakeholders, CSOs, and youth associations, and a massive dissemination campaign.
The project aims to contribute to strengthening the capacity building of young victims (part of minorities) and the protection of youngsters belonging to minorities by supporting them in capacity building and structuring new mechanisms in public consultations in partner’s country (replicable all over Europe) on the issue of nondiscrimination and fighting every form of hate speech against ethnic minorities, Roma and migrants.
AHEAD’s aim is to tackle hate speech (also online) and to combat discriminations that target minorities in 5 areas of civil rights: education, labor, housing, health, goods and services, through specific training offered to 200 participants and through an new approach that combines quantitative research, public meetings with stakeholders, and awareness raising campaign. After providing expertise, building competences, advocating and raising awareness among youth people, partners will support the mobilization of young victims and will focus on Capacity building actions for youth, in order to involve Youngsters in decision making and into new structured automatic mechanisms to empower their active participation on hate speech and antidiscrimination.