German fan initiatives mark the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation

German fan initiatives mark the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation

Fans across the country will join the remembrance of the victims of Nazism through debates, film screenings and music concerts.

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Belarusian club end negotiations to hire new marketing director after fans’ homophobic outcry

Belarusian club end negotiations to hire new marketing director after fans’ homophobic outcry

The club mentions “unprofessional actions” as the reason to have called off the deal.

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Bayern Munich launch commemorative exhibition about Jews in German football

Bayern Munich launch commemorative exhibition about Jews in German football

The exhibition celebrates the contributes of Jewish people to football in Germany and commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.

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Fans of English club Dulwich Hamlet lead the way in tackling homophobia

Fans of English club Dulwich Hamlet lead the way in tackling homophobia

On 9 January the Trust presented their newest anti-homophobia banner as part of its long-standing commitment to challenge prejudice.

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International research project presents findings on European football culture

International research project presents findings on European football culture

The three-years research initiative, which provides an insight view on football as a social and cultural phenomenon in Europe, will present its findings on 17 March, in Belgium.

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English football discuss underrepresentation of BME coaches in football

English football discuss underrepresentation of BME coaches in football

Among the measures discussed by the representatives of the English football to addressed the problem was the introduction of a version of the ‘Rooney Rule’.

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Egypt welcomes first female referee in men’s football

Egypt welcomes first female referee in men’s football

Sarah Samir made her debut as the first female referee to officiate a men’s league match in Egypt.

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Sport honours Martin Luther King Day

Sport honours Martin Luther King Day

On Monday, 19 January, the United States celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day and across the world the sports family also marked the day.

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UEFA diversity programme Captains of Change kicks-off

UEFA diversity programme Captains of Change kicks-off

The programme will help participants develop and implement their projects to progressively open football to a wider range of people from different origins and backgrounds

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Documentary highlights the achievements of migrants team in Spain

Documentary highlights the achievements of migrants team in Spain

In Santander, Spain, the amateur team International FC is well-known for its football but a new documentary is now also promoting its work for the inclusion of immigrants in the society.

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African football unites to end hunger

African football unites to end hunger

The African Cup of Nations 2015 is being used as a platform to inform and raise awareness of an international initiative looking to end hunger in Africa.

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‘Growing culture of respect in Peruvian football’ says anti-racism campaign

‘Growing culture of respect in Peruvian football’ says anti-racism campaign

Ponte Alerta Contra el Racismo speaks to Fare about its works in challenging prejudice and discrimination in Peruvian football.

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Incidents reported to Fare during December 2014

Incidents reported to Fare during December 2014

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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Chile hosts South American tournament against homophobia

Chile hosts South American tournament against homophobia

Between 15-17 January, nine teams from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay will be using football to challenge homophobia and raise awareness of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Pilot programme combining sport and civil action kicks-off in Togo

Pilot programme combining sport and civil action kicks-off in Togo

The project, which will feature football matches and gatherings for youngsters, is part of an international movement dedicated to strengthen citizen action and civil society around the world.

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Football film festivals reach thousands across Europe

Football film festivals reach thousands across Europe

Over the last years, football film festivals have become a popular way of exploring local and global issues. In Europe, many have been promoting interesting discussions among fans and the general public.

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Manchester United fires European scout over racist comments on Facebook

Manchester United fires European scout over racist comments on Facebook

The English club has fired one of their European scouts, the Dane Torben Aakjaer, over a series of racist comments made on Facebook.

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CONCACAF launch first Diversity Handbook

CONCACAF launch first Diversity Handbook

The educational handbook on diversity in football provides an insight view on good practice to further education and on how to prevent, control and sanction incidents

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Fare member Les Dégommeuses featured in French radio documentary

Fare member Les Dégommeuses featured in French radio documentary

A radio documentary produced by France Culture is highlighting the work of the Parisian team Les Dégommeuses in challenging sexism and homophobia in football.

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Foundation for Freedom to further its Football People activities in 2015

Foundation for Freedom to further its Football People activities in 2015

Polish Fare member will continue in 2015 the capacity building activities of the project ‘Fair Play With Other’

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FvH small grants awarded to 10 UK grassroots clubs

FvH small grants awarded to 10 UK grassroots clubs

The ten grants of £200 aim to encourage UK grassroots clubs to get involved in championing LGBTI rights in and through football.

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Marta calls for gender equality and more opportunities for women in football

Marta calls for gender equality and more opportunities for women in football

Ahead of the FIFA Golden Ball 2015 ceremony, the Brazilian player called for more opportunities for women to practice and pursue a career in football.

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New research on football and the sense of belonging of young people – Can you help?

New research on football and the sense of belonging of young people – Can you help?

Information on the topic is requested in countries including Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and Austria.

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Asian Football Confederation increase number of female ExCo members to 20%

Asian Football Confederation increase number of female ExCo members to 20%

With the new reform, the AFC becomes the first international football governing body to have 20% of its ExCo membership as female

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New report reveals unequal opportunities for LGBT people in the US

New report reveals unequal opportunities for LGBT people in the US

The report examined marriage, health, transgender equality, among other areas of progress, also providing an overview of some of the biggest remaining gaps in equality.

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Photo competition highlights women’s football in France

Photo competition highlights women’s football in France

The second edition of the photo competition is also promoting equality in sport and the practice of football among women and girls in France.

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FvH calls on football fans to help address LGBT-phobia at conference in Manchester

FvH calls on football fans to help address LGBT-phobia at conference in Manchester

The conference (15 February) will focus on the issues around LGBT inclusion in football

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Mexican and Argentinian youth groups revitalise public spaces to foster sport

Mexican and Argentinian youth groups revitalise public spaces to foster sport

In Mexico and Argetina youth groups are taking over abandoned public spaces to revitalise them and encourage the practice of sport while promoting social inclusion.

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Sydney festival celebrates football’s power to empower youth

Sydney festival celebrates football’s power to empower youth

A three-day football festival is bringing together children, youth and the Sydney community to promote football as a tool for empowerment, wellbeing and social harmony.

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UK women’s teams visit Palestine in solidarity football tour

UK women’s teams visit Palestine in solidarity football tour

A football tour to Palestine brought together English and Palestinian women’s teams to play football and exchange experiences both at a personal and communal level

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2,500 refugee children in Cameroon take part in football course led by Fare member

2,500 refugee children in Cameroon take part in football course led by Fare member

The initiative is a partnership between the Israeli Embassy in Cameroon and the Fare member Mifalot to promote social change through football

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Chilean top tier club sanctioned for fans’ racism

Chilean top tier club sanctioned for fans’ racism

Deportes Iquique have been ordered a two-match stadium closure following a racist incident targeting the Venezuelan international Emilio Rentería.

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