Morocco handed 2015 Nations Cup; South Africa host 2017

Morocco handed 2015 Nations Cup; South Africa host 2017

Morocco and South africa will host the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Nations Cup respectively Morocco have won the right to stage the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while South Africa will host the 2017 edition. The decision was taken at a meeting of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf)…

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Football against “corrective” Rape

Football against “corrective” Rape

“Corrective” rape refers to the practice of men raping lesbians in an effort to punish them, and “cure” them of their homosexuality. The sexual assault is typically accompanied by prolonged violence and torture, and sometimes culminates in murder. This crime has become systemic in South Africa and black lesbians from poor backgrounds are usually the…

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One square meter of freedom

One square meter of freedom

Starting on 1 April 2010, the “XXV Aprile” sports facility of Pietralata (Rome) was leased to Liberi Nantes A.S.D. This represents a chance to give birth to an open space within the neighbourhood, able to bring together sport, emancipation and rights. The “XXV Aprile” facility has thus become the home of Liberi Nantes, but the…

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Licra welcomes dropping charges against Horda Frenetik

Licra welcomes dropping charges against Horda Frenetik

French FARE partner LICRA have welcomed the dropping of charges against four members of Horda Frenetik, an anti-fascism FC Metz supporters group. In a statement LICRA said, “The four fans of the Lorraine region club were accused of having ‘introduced, worn or displayed insignia, signs or symbols characteristic of racial or xenophobic ideology in the…

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FARE calls for action against sexism of Keys and Gray: Comments of broadcasters ‘unacceptable’ and ‘medieval’

FARE calls for action against sexism of Keys and Gray: Comments of broadcasters ‘unacceptable’ and ‘medieval’

The FARE network today condemned what it called the “appalling and damaging sexist attitudes” of Richard Keys and Andy Gray of British broadcaster Sky TV. The comments were revealed by the the Daily Mail newspaper yesterday. The Mail has published audio of the two making disparaging remarks about a woman assistant referee at the Wolves…

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UEFA pledges action on institutional discrimination

UEFA pledges action on institutional discrimination

Seminar will lead way in increasing understanding in football A seminar on the issue of institutional discrimination in football has been hailed as a historical first that will lead to further action on the issue. The gathering in Amsterdam on Wednesday (19 January), organised by UEFA, the Dutch FA (KNVB), English Football Association (FA), and…

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Institutional Discrimination on the agenda at Amsterdam seminar FA’s and experts gather to look at exclusion in football

Institutional Discrimination on the agenda at Amsterdam seminar FA’s and experts gather to look at exclusion in football

The issue of institutional discrimination in football will be the focus of a seminar taking place this Wednesday (19th January) in Amsterdam. The seminar, which is being co-hosted by UEFA, with the Dutch Football Association (KNVB), the English Football Association (FA) and the FARE network, will be a first look at the issues of the…

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'NEVER AGAIN' Association wins European Football Supporters Award

'NEVER AGAIN' Association wins European Football Supporters Award

The annual European Football Supporters Award (EFSA) has been awarded to groups promoting positive attitudes in sports since 2005. The jury is composed of representatives of UEFA, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the City of Brussels, the European Association of Sports Magazines and the 'Sport & Citizenship' association. It is led by Philippe…

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