Copa América host highlights the region’s cultural diversity during the tournament

Copa América host highlights the region’s cultural diversity during the tournament

Anti-discrimination campaigns were launched in Chile in the wake of a series of discriminatory incidents in Central and South American football in 2014 and 2015

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2015 Football People Event Grants – deadline 31 July

2015 Football People Event Grants – deadline 31 July

A pool of €20,000 has been made available to fund events that have the potential to be the highlights of the Football People weeks and generate a positive long-term impact

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Chelsea FC star John Obi Mikel lends support to World Refugee Day campaign

Chelsea FC star John Obi Mikel lends support to World Refugee Day campaign

The player is among 20 celebrities that are giving voice to a UN campaign to spread awareness about the World Refugee Day and the plight of the forcibly displaced

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World Cup fever to boost female participation in football

World Cup fever to boost female participation in football

Campaigners and football bodies are building on the success of the World Cup and previous events to increase the popularity of the game

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Balon Mundial calls on LGBT teams to join annual tournament

Balon Mundial calls on LGBT teams to join annual tournament

The Italian anti-racist tournament will address for the first time LGBT discrimination. Fans and teams are invited to join the tournament and conference

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Incidents list reported to Fare during May 2015

Incidents list reported to Fare during May 2015

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2015. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.

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Seedorf to join campaigners and NGO leaders from 38 countries for Fare2015

Seedorf to join campaigners and NGO leaders from 38 countries for Fare2015

Some of Europe’s leading campaigners against discrimination will meet at Camp Nou for a day of debates and discussions.

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Berlin debate focuses on role models as key to address homophobia in football

Berlin debate focuses on role models as key to address homophobia in football

“Players are role models. If they send out the wrong messages, how can there be behavioural change in a young players?” said Thomas Hitzlsperger.

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Women’s World Cup opening match breaks audience record in Canada

Women’s World Cup opening match breaks audience record in Canada

53,058 people attended the opening match between the tournament hosts and China

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Fare member holds first-ever anti-homophobia match in Israel

Fare member holds first-ever anti-homophobia match in Israel

Participating teams and special guests stressed the importance of the initiative to raise awareness of homophobia and promote LGBT rights.

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Women working at IOC commissions’ increase to 32%

Women working at IOC commissions’ increase to 32%

“The increase of women’s participation and the broader geographical representation will encourage more inclusive decision making,” says the IOC president.

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Ibero-American seminar discusses the role of sport for social change

Ibero-American seminar discusses the role of sport for social change

Organisations and decision-makers are looking to strengthen and create collaborations in Ibero-America for projects with a strong social impact.

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Russian football and sports institutions to join anti-discrimination conference

Russian football and sports institutions to join anti-discrimination conference

High level political speakers and leaders of the sports establishment will participate with the objective of drawing on international experience

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Thomas Hitzlsperger joins Fare panel discussion to address homophobia in football

Thomas Hitzlsperger joins Fare panel discussion to address homophobia in football

Panellists will look at the need to propel activities to pro-actively tackle discrimination against the LGBT community in football

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Social media campaign uses football to raise awareness of gender-based violence

Social media campaign uses football to raise awareness of gender-based violence

The campaign follows the model of last year’s ground-breaking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and is looking to make the football initiative viral.

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FURD launch comic book to remember first black player at an FA Cup final

FURD launch comic book to remember first black player at an FA Cup final

The new comic book remembers the story of the South African-born player Albert Johanneson, 50 years after he became the first black player to appear in an FA Cup final

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