THE ”AHEAD” event took place in Bihać on the 22nd of August and it gathered over 15 young people who were eager to extend their knowledge and upgrade their skills. Unfortunately, we live in a world where equality is just a concept as many people face discrimination and prejudice on a daily basis. The goal of this event was exactly that, to educate young people about ways they can contribute to marginalized groups and thereby build a more inclusive, accepting society. Through this event, young people had an amazing chance to learn about different forms of discrimination and the urgency of promoting equality in all aspects of our society.
The event gathered professionals from the field of migration who selflessly shared their experiences in working with marginalized groups. By taking part in this activity, participants learned more about the situation of marginalized groups in BiH, as well as the ways to support them and contribute to building a brighter future for all. The event itself presented a great opportunity do participants to expand their horizons and get to know the true heroes of our society who continuously work to create equal opportunities for everyone, providing opportunities for marginalized groups to develop.
The speaker of the event was the representative of the Danish Refugee Council in BiH. Through her speech, she shared the work of the organization and the position of marginalized groups. The Special focus was on the obstacles they face and the support DRC specifically provides. She elaborated on various programs that DRC has implemented, designed not only to address immediate needs but also to create sustainable solutions for lasting change. These programs cover areas such as livelihood development, education initiatives, psychosocial support, and advocacy for the rights of marginalized groups.
The participants were positively influenced as the speaker shared inspiring stories of individuals who had benefited from the organization’s assistance. She described how DRC had enabled families to rebuild their lives. The ‘’AHEAD’’ event served as a great reminder that we possess the power to make a change in lives of the marginalized groups, who are unfortunately often overshadowed and forgotten.
The AHEAD event was successfully implemented and we are thankful for the contribution that has been made by both speakers and participants. This is only one chapter of the story that is yet to be finished.
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. Project promotes inclusion, tolerance, mutual and multicultural understanding, and fight Roma, Ethnic minorities and migrants’ discrimination in Europe by an innovative approach that combine researches, training (national and international) on antidiscrimination and on hate speech, round tables, seminars, exchange of good practices, meetings between different representatives, stakeholders, CSOs and youths associations, and a massive dissemination campaign. Project aims to contribute to strengthen the capacity building of young victims (part of minorities) and the protection of youngsters belonging to minorities supporting them in capacity building and structured new mechanisms in public consultations in partner’s country (replicable all over Europe) on the issue of non-discrimination 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 discrimination that targets minorities in 5 areas of civil rights: education, labor, housing, health, goods and services, through specific training offered to 200 participants and through a new approach that combines quantitative research, public meetings with stakeholders and awareness raising campaign. After providing expertise, building competencies, advocating and raising awareness among young 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 anti-discrimination.