Awareness day promotes women’s football as healthy lifestyle example

Awareness day promotes women’s football as healthy lifestyle example

The World Heart Day is encouraging women around the world to get active and pop up a football pitch to share a spontaneous game with friends for an heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Ukrainian football adopts new resolution to further anti-discrimination work

Ukrainian football adopts new resolution to further anti-discrimination work

A second resolution to further anti-discrimination work in Ukrainian football was, unanimously, adopted last Monday, in Kyiv.

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Asian Games shine light on women’s rights in sport

Asian Games shine light on women’s rights in sport

Women’s rights have become one of the focal points of the 17th Asian Games after a series of incidents that have shone a light on the issue.

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Leading players support Football People

Leading players support Football People

A video featuring leading players and a prominent Fare member group has been launched as part of the Football People campaign

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Christopher Samba refuses to play Moscow derby for fans’ racism

Christopher Samba refuses to play Moscow derby for fans’ racism

Former Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers defender asked not to play in second half because of abuse from Torpedo fans.

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Spanish league to use football for social development across Ibero-America

Spanish league to use football for social development across Ibero-America

Football’s potential to promote good values and life skills will be explored across Ibero-America through a new youth programme.

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Fare Observer Scheme discussed in Hungary by football authorities

Fare Observer Scheme discussed in Hungary by football authorities

An Hungarian seminar will focus on the role of governing bodies in preventing and sanctioning discrimination in football stadiums.

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Brazilian authorities to investigate homophobic chants in Série A match

Brazilian authorities to investigate homophobic chants in Série A match

Brazil’s Superior Court of Sporting Justice will investigate the alleged homophobic chants performed by Corinthians and São Paulo fans at last Sunday’s (21 September) clash between the two sides.

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Football’s unity and peacebuilding role discussed in Ukraine

Football’s unity and peacebuilding role discussed in Ukraine

Representatives and campaigners will look at the impact of Ultra groups in the country’s recent events and explore football’s positive role in peacebuilding and addressing discrimination.

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UEFA launch programme to foster diversity in management positions

UEFA launch programme to foster diversity in management positions

The ‘Captains of Change’ programme aims to progressively open the game at all levels to a wider range of people with different origins and backgrounds.

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Brazilian Série A club urges fans to refrain from homophobic abuse

Brazilian Série A club urges fans to refrain from homophobic abuse

Five times Brasileirão champion Corinthians have published an anti-discrimination manifesto to refrain its fans from shouting homophobic abuse at matches.

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‘Respect Diversity’ conference inspires change in European football

‘Respect Diversity’ conference inspires change in European football

The 2014 UEFA ‘Respect Diversity’ conference has drawn the attention of European football on issues of diversity and exclusion across the sport.

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Fare delegation meets in Rome as part of ‘Respect Diversity’ conference

Fare delegation meets in Rome as part of ‘Respect Diversity’ conference

Fare delegates met ahead of the UEFA Respect Diversity conference to receive an update on work progress and to discuss areas of strategy for the coming months.

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Delegates gather in Rome for Respect Diversity conference

Delegates gather in Rome for Respect Diversity conference

Organised by UEFA, with the support of the Fare network and FIFPro, activists, professional clubs, leagues and administrators gathering in Rome for pan-European ‘Respect Diversity’.

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Beitar fans set-up their own club in Jerusalem

Beitar fans set-up their own club in Jerusalem

After a few failed attempts to clear the club management and the stands from extremist group, supporters of Beitar Jerusalem decide to start a new club under the values and ideals that the Israeli club has historically represented.

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Incidents reported to Fare during August 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during August 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during August 2014.

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Leading Brazilian club banned from competition over racism incident

Leading Brazilian club banned from competition over racism incident

Scolari’s club Grêmio has been banned from the country’s main cup competition over a racist incident.

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Deadline for Football People grants this week

Deadline for Football People grants this week

The deadline to apply for the Small Grants scheme to fund activities, as part of the Football People action weeks in October, ends this week, on 7 September.

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Costa Rican football celebrates the country’s cultural diversity

Costa Rican football celebrates the country’s cultural diversity

Matches of the Costa Rican first division celebrated, last weekend (30-31 August), the country’s cultural diversity ahead of the national Black History Day under the motto ‘No to Racism’.

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