Project #AHEAD promotes non – discrimination between the youngsters and aims to combat all forms intolerance and discrimination against Roma community and other Ethnic minorities. During the AHEAD Awareness campaign #BRAVO held 4th local activity in Richmond Park School College, with High School students in Sarajevo. We organized workshop where 20 students in this group participated.
We introduced them with the project’s goals and matter, informed them about the certain topics such as discrimination, human rights and hate speech towards migrants, Roma community and othe ethnic minorities.
The goal was to create a good atmosphere which was needed in order to get their opinions and to encourage them to be more involved in these activities that promote non-discrimination.
Basic human right is also, right to education and in this workshop, students faced the facts about discrimination so we had Q&A session after discussion. Raising awareness is very important and in order to engage them, we created tool for workshop that relates them with discriminated groups. The participants had a task to relate migrants, Roma community and ethnic groups with discrimination, human rights and hate speech in order to discuss about their outcomes. Focus was on preventing and fighting discrimination in education, schools, universities, public institutions and society.
Youngsters were informed about #AHEAD project objectives and next activities. We have discussed about various ways of discrimination and how sometimes we can discriminate and be discriminated as well. Our goal is to make society aware of this and society that will create a condition for fighting discrimination and hate speech towards ethnic minorities, migrants, Roma community and other vulnerable groups.
The was the 5th activity – but the 4th one was held at Richmond Park College in Sarajevo and youngsters had full attention and participation in the 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.