On the 15th of November #BRAVO held four workshops in Richmond Park School College, with High School students in Sarajevo, talking, discussing about the topic of the project AHEAD. As part of the Awareness campaign, we have successfully held a second workshop with the students of 3rd grade and 15 students were able to express their own point of views as well as to be informed about hate speech towards migrants, Roma community and other vulnerable groups.
After introduction to AHEAD project, information and statistics, aims of the project and next plan, we started with workshops and educative activity about discrimination, hate speech towards migrants, Roma community and ethnic minorities. In a creative way students were able to develop empathy and face with the facts about discrimination in BiH. The goal of the workshop was to develop empathy and raise awareness about current situation in BiH when it comes to the topic of discrimination and hate speech towards ethnic minorities.
All students were engaged in the topic and shared their opinion throughout the workshop, also asked questions and expressed 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 minority the participants had opportunity to think more about 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 third 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.