During the AHEAD Awareness campaign #BRAVO held one local activity in the hotel premises in Sarajevo, where we gathered our international and national volunteers not only #BRAVO volunteers but other local partners as well. International students in BiH, living in Sarajevo and other volunteers were participants in the workshop held 16.11.2022. in Sarajevo. Group of 20 participants, students and volunteers in Sarajevo was engaged in the topic of this project. 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 other ethnic minorities. Project #AHEAD promotes non – discrimination between the youngsters and aims to combat all forms intolerance and discrimination against Roma community and other Ethnic minorities.
The aim of this workshop was to encourage young people to think out of the box when it comes to terms such as hate speech, discrimination, tolerance, human rights and etc. They were given a task to design the logo and create campaign based on given group. So, the participants were very creative and educated, and they created motto of the campaign and logo for certain industries in which they wanted to show that everybody has equal right. We prepared it as an exhibition, so participants could come and see what every group did and how they presented to us. Participants were very engaged into it, so after the “exhibition” we started with the comments, discussion and Q&A session.
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.