Annual Report highlights racism in Israel but points to progress

Annual Report highlights racism in Israel but points to progress

Anti- discrimination campaigners in Israeli football have released a ‘Fairness Index’ describing a series of incidents of racism and violence over the year.

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New FIFA anti- discrimination measures agreed

New FIFA anti- discrimination measures agreed

The annual gathering of the world governing body, the FIFA Congress, has agreed new measures that mean teams could be relegated or expelled from competitions for incidents of racism.

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Incidents reported to FARE during May 2013

Incidents reported to FARE during May 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to FARE during May 2013. This is not a comprehensive list and is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to our attention through eye- witness or media accounts. FARE has…

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New FIFA anti- discrimination measures agreed

New FIFA anti- discrimination measures agreed

The annual gathering of the world governing body, the FIFA Congress, has agreed new measures that mean teams could be relegated or expelled from competitions for incidents of racism. First or “minor” offences will result in either a warning, fine or order for a match to be played behind closed doors. Repeat offences can now…

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Annual Report highlights racism in Israel but points to progress

Annual Report highlights racism in Israel but points to progress

Anti- discrimination campaigners in Israeli football have released a ‘Fairness Index’ describing a series of incidents of racism and violence over the year, but also praises fans for an increase in reporting and taking action against racism at their clubs. The annual report of the Index, produced by KIO Israel using volunteers who monitored more…

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Unity theme at Champions Festival football match

Unity theme at Champions Festival football match

A Special Olympics unified football team from Sutton, in the English county of Surrey came together with a Kick It Out team from London to play a unified demonstration match at the UEFA Champions Festival last Friday. The two multi-cultural teams played a symbolic match to highlight how different exclusions can come together as one,…

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Denmark’s national women’s football team calls for children’s rights in special match

Denmark’s national women’s football team calls for children’s rights in special match

The Danish women’s national football team played a special match in April involving 100 young people to raise awareness and reinforce the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (article 31) that focuses on a child’s right to play. The initiative which was held at the NRGi Park in Aarhus, used the influence of…

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Football bodies seek tougher sanctions on discrimination

Football bodies seek tougher sanctions on discrimination

UEFA will consider stronger sanctions to deal with acts of discrimination at its annual Congress in London on Friday, as international football governing bodies announce new measures to deal with a problem that shows no signs of abating. As preparations for the UEFA Congress were being made, the recommendations of the FIFA Anti- Discrimination Task…

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Guide for Champions League Final for disabled fans

Guide for Champions League Final for disabled fans

UEFA has published information for disabled supporters attending the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, in London. The guide has been produced in conjunction with FARE partner CAFE to present useful information that makes the experience of disabled fans a smooth one and is available in all 13 languages. The guide covers public…

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Italy coach hits out at racist attitudes to Balotelli

Italy coach hits out at racist attitudes to Balotelli

The Italian National team manager Cesare Prandelli has called for action by footballing bodies to help tackle the racism that has made news in Italy this season. “This is not just a problem of AC Milan and Italian football, it is everyone's problem,” told the 55-year-old to the Italian sport newspaper Tuttosport. The comment followed…

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Football app to challenge discrimination and promote inclusion

Football app to challenge discrimination and promote inclusion

The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) has recently launched a new football gaming application for mobile phones. The app, called ‘UpFront’, has been designed with an emphasis on fun, helping to promote equality and inclusion by challenging discrimination and negative behaviour in sport. It is hoped the app can help people to think…

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FairPlay promotes intercultural exchange in youth football tournament

FairPlay promotes intercultural exchange in youth football tournament

The Austrian anti-discrimination organisation, and FARE partner, FairPlay held their 11th youth football tournament in Vienna over the weekend, promoting cultural exchange between children of Austria and the Balkans. The ‘FairPlay Cup’” featured 50 clubs from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary who competed in the U10 and U12’s categories….

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Sporting initiatives celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia

Sporting initiatives celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia

Sporting initiatives across the globe will take place today to help celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO); reinforcing the need to tackle homophobia both in sport and in society, and also helping to promote the wider inclusion of the LGBT community. Ahead of IDAHO’s ninth year of activities, the United Nations’ High…

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FARE builds-up for the Football People Action Weeks 2013

FARE builds-up for the Football People Action Weeks 2013

The FARE Network is today launching the first round of information about the 2013 ‘Football People Action Weeks’ including confirmation of the dates of the campaign and application deadlines. This year the campaign will run from 15 to 29 October 2013 with an anticipation that more groups than ever before will take part. The applications…

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Incidents reported to FARE during April 2013

Incidents reported to FARE during April 2013

The following list of incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia has been reported to FARE during the last month. This is not a comprehensive list and is only likely to reflect a fraction of the incidents that occurred. 03 April 2013 – France: Joey Barton The Premier League footballer Joey Barton, who is…

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Football tournament to combat poverty and promote inclusion held in Brussels

Football tournament to combat poverty and promote inclusion held in Brussels

Four European amateur football teams participated in the “Football4Friendship” tournament in Brussels, on Friday 3rd May, invited by Lívia Járóka MEP The competition, which aimed to raise awareness of the prominent role of sports in combatting poverty and in building of a European identity, was made up of four amateur teams of players from Sopron,…

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FIFA anti-discrimination Task Force holds first meeting

FIFA anti-discrimination Task Force holds first meeting

The newly created FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, chaired by CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, held its first meeting at FIFA in Zurich on Monday (6 May 2013). The group focused its first meeting on the application of sanctions relating to racism and discrimination, to ensure uniform implementation of the sanctions that already exist…

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