New handbook on volunteering for migrants launched

New handbook on volunteering for migrants launched

Being a volunteer is usually a rewarding experience that provides many benefits

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings | Joyeuses Fêtes | Fröhliche Feiertage | Праздничные Поздравления | Felices Fiestas | Buone Feste

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English FA ban player for 5 matches after racial abuse

English FA ban player for 5 matches after racial abuse

Jonjo Shelvey has been banned for five games and fined £100,000 (€118,000) after he was found guilty of using racially abusive language

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New boost for rural and indigenous Colombian women

New boost for rural and indigenous Colombian women

Football is the newest tool of a programme aimed at empowering women and indigenous peoples

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FIFA takes action over homophobia in Latin America and racism in Europe

FIFA takes action over homophobia in Latin America and racism in Europe

Nine countries have been sanctioned following homophobia and racism during qualifying matches and friendlies

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Greek football club banned from refugee shirt protest

Greek football club banned from refugee shirt protest

Greek officials rejected their idea as a “highly political message.”

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Football People movement carries inclusion message to International Migrants Day

Football People movement carries inclusion message to International Migrants Day

A partnership started during the Fare action weeks will join forces once more to mark the International Migrants Day in Spain

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Football breaks down barriers to Roma inclusion in the Czech Republic

Football breaks down barriers to Roma inclusion in the Czech Republic

The Mongaguá football team was formed in 2015 to address long-lasting prejudices against Roma

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Less than 10% of women’s sport coverage on Spanish TV news

Less than 10% of women’s sport coverage on Spanish TV news

Football is the most reported sport, representing 67% of all sports news of which only 2% of these are about women’s football

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Dutch FA launch social media campaign to ‘Cross Out Discrimination’

Dutch FA launch social media campaign to ‘Cross Out Discrimination’

A number of clubs including ADO Den Haag, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV have joined the campaign

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New York City FC ask fans to vote for the most inspiring social inclusion projects

New York City FC ask fans to vote for the most inspiring social inclusion projects

Fans will decide how the club and its partners will distribute 500,000 USD between six football social inclusion projects

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Grassroots football creates new opportunities for children and youth in Mexico

Grassroots football creates new opportunities for children and youth in Mexico

A number of grassroots projects are using football to increase the awareness of issues including gender equality, child labour, the situation of migrants and poverty

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Irish Government propose 30% gender quotas to sporting bodies

Irish Government propose 30% gender quotas to sporting bodies

Sporting bodies will face cuts to their State funding if they fail to comply and do not meet the quota as outlined

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CNN: As American sports figures sound off on politics, their European counterparts stay silent

CNN: As American sports figures sound off on politics, their European counterparts stay silent

European reports figures have remained largely silent on political issues despite the UK’s Brexit referendum and a surge in far-right and xenophobic sentiment on the continent

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Race attacks on NFL players highlight growing hate crimes following US election

Race attacks on NFL players highlight growing hate crimes following US election

The incidents are amongst the most high profile examples of a wave of racist and xenophobic abuse noted since the presidential election

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Cinema day challenges social barriers in football

Cinema day challenges social barriers in football

Over 600 Spanish children participated in the initiative, which uses cinema to debate gender equality in football and the wider society

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Analysis revels gender gap in decision-making positions in Argentinian football

Analysis revels gender gap in decision-making positions in Argentinian football

Amongst the 30 clubs that comprise Argentina’s first division only 3,6% of its leadership jobs are held by women

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Mexican NGO on a mission to empower Indigenous women

Mexican NGO on a mission to empower Indigenous women

Through football sessions and workshops Mulyd is creating safe spaces for indigenous girls to grow and learn about their sexual and reproductive rights

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Etnoliga finals bring excitement to Warsaw

Etnoliga finals bring excitement to Warsaw

The tournament gathers refugees and migrants from across the world to play football and strengthen cultural links

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CAFE Week of Action 2017 dates announced

CAFE Week of Action 2017 dates announced

The 2017 week-long campaign will take place between 4-12 March and will feature an official mascot that will help promote events during the campaign

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL focus on opportunities for women and women’s football in Asia

DISCOVER FOOTBALL focus on opportunities for women and women’s football in Asia

Following FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Discover Football will bring together activists and the football family for a conference on the legacy of the tournament on women’s rights

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Football unites to mark international day against gender-based violence

Football unites to mark international day against gender-based violence

From Italy to Argentina, a number of football related initiatives will help galvanise global attention and help prevent violence against women

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Football match raises awareness of women’s rights in Afghanistan

Football match raises awareness of women’s rights in Afghanistan

Against a backdrop where violence against women is still rife, the match promoted empowerment and human rights including freedom of expression

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Budapest conference to address challenges and opportunities to refugee inclusion

Budapest conference to address challenges and opportunities to refugee inclusion

The networking conference will be hosted by Fare member Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation on 25 and 26 November

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Spain unites in solidarity with racially abused teenager

Spain unites in solidarity with racially abused teenager

On Sunday 20 November CD Olímpico will bring together fans and the general public to display support to the player and call for action

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Zambia FA to amend law on discrimination against sexual orientation

Zambia FA to amend law on discrimination against sexual orientation

The federation could face legal contradictions with the country’s laws regarding homosexuality

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Ethnic minority coaches still not getting jobs in English football says report

Ethnic minority coaches still not getting jobs in English football says report

Only 4.1% of senior coaching positions at professional clubs are held by BAME coaches

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Nathalie Boy de la Tour elected president of the French Football League

Nathalie Boy de la Tour elected president of the French Football League

Nathalie Boy de la Tour will be the first woman to take on the job

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Latin American conference highlights challenges for women

Latin American conference highlights challenges for women

The representation of women in sport leadership positions and the development of women’s football were among the key topics of the conference

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European and Latin American national associations sanctioned for fan’s discrimination

European and Latin American national associations sanctioned for fan’s discrimination

FIFA have imposed sanctions on the football associations of Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Estonia, Ukraine, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile and Argentina

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Data shows lack of racial and gender diversity in sports media

Data shows lack of racial and gender diversity in sports media

Only one UK female newspaper reporter at Euro 2016 and few ethnic minorities highlight gaps

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Olympiacos extend support for refugees and the Football People movement

Olympiacos extend support for refugees and the Football People movement

The club helped organise a game for refugee children and produce an anti-racism video featuring some of its most known players

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Haifa conference to discuss football for Jewish-Arab tolerance

Haifa conference to discuss football for Jewish-Arab tolerance

A host of past and present Israel national team players will be gathering in Haifa to discuss the issues around discrimination as part of the Football People weeks

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DWord2 conference to discuss diversity in British sports media

DWord2 conference to discuss diversity in British sports media

This is the second conference BCOMS organise as part of the Fare action weeks, the first taking place in 2014 with the mission of putting diversity firmly on the agenda for the industry’s key decision makers.

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Youth camp teaches the next generation how to play a part in combating discrimination

Youth camp teaches the next generation how to play a part in combating discrimination

27 Romanian students participated in sessions and workshops on discrimination, stereotypes and vulnerable groups

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UEFA and professional clubs reiterate support to the Football People weeks

UEFA and professional clubs reiterate support to the Football People weeks

All 60 UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Women’s Champions League matches will endorse the message of the Fare action weeks

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Scotland host first national conference on sectarianism in football

Scotland host first national conference on sectarianism in football

The conference aims to redress the issue and form a measured and targeted response as to how football can tackle forms of prejudice together

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Fare board member Ayisat Yusuf Armoire backs festival for refugee women in Finland

Fare board member Ayisat Yusuf Armoire backs festival for refugee women in Finland

The festival aims to support and encourage refugee women to be active in sport and through sport actively participate in society

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Fudbalerke SFK 2000 Sarajevo učestvuju u globalnoj kampanji Football People weeks

Fudbalerke SFK 2000 Sarajevo učestvuju u globalnoj kampanji Football People weeks

U nedjelju, 16. oktobra s početkom u 11:00h, na trgu ispred BBI Centra u Sarajevu, ženski fudbalski tim, SFK 2000 Sarajevo organizovat će događaj Pogodi za zdravlje/ Score for health, koji je jedan od brojnih na mapi svijeta koji se u mjesecu oktobru dešavaju u sklopu globalne kampanje Football People action weeks 2016.

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100,000 take part in Football People weeks

100,000 take part in Football People weeks

The biggest social change campaign in football is bringing together hundreds of thousands of people alongside professional football to stand together to tackle discrimination and fight for inclusion and equality

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FIFA take action against 11 football associations over fans’ discriminatory conduct

FIFA take action against 11 football associations over fans’ discriminatory conduct

The sanctions were imposed to national associations in CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and UEFA

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Incidents list reported to Fare during September 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during September 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during September 2016.

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Nigerian accountant, Colombian juggler and Egyptian teacher come together for multicultural league

Nigerian accountant, Colombian juggler and Egyptian teacher come together for multicultural league

Etnoliga is a Warsaw-based football tournament that gathers people from 50+ countries

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The D Word Conference Returns

The D Word Conference Returns

The second edition of the #FootballPeople Event will be held at BT Sport studios at the Queen Elizabeth Park in London

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Finland gathers in support of man killed by far-right football fan

Finland gathers in support of man killed by far-right football fan

The initiative in memory of Karttunen aims to take a stand against violence, intolerance and discrimination

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Event Grants awarded to gender equality and social inclusion projects

Event Grants awarded to gender equality and social inclusion projects

A total of 12 projects are being funded through the Fare Event Grants

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How refugees in Australia are finding their feet at a drop-in football clinic

How refugees in Australia are finding their feet at a drop-in football clinic

Drop-in football programme in Sydney is helping young people learn English, make new friends and feel at home in their new community

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Pioneering forum to discuss inclusion and diversity in Australian sport

Pioneering forum to discuss inclusion and diversity in Australian sport

Over 125 sports leaders, government, community and academia representatives will come together to share ideas and explore new approaches to further inclusion and diversity

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Czech club cancel Roma documentary screening after fans threaten violence

Czech club cancel Roma documentary screening after fans threaten violence

The documentary follows the team FC Děčín and their fight against discrimination on and off the pitch

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Incidents list reported to Fare during August 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during August 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during August 2016

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Costa Rica launch campaign to stamp out racism

Costa Rica launch campaign to stamp out racism

The five games of the Summer Tournament 2016 were dedicated to the campaign, promoting a debate around the topic ahead of Costa Rica’s Black Awareness Day

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Football People small grants deadline approaches: Get involved

Football People small grants deadline approaches: Get involved

Apply until 09 September

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Spanish anti-racism NGOs call for action to clamp down on racism after La Liga incident

Spanish anti-racism NGOs call for action to clamp down on racism after La Liga incident

Bilbao Spanish striker Iñaki Williams was subjected to racist abuse during their La Liga opener against Sporting de Gijón

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SARI looking for teams to compete in annual tournament

SARI looking for teams to compete in annual tournament

SARI Soccerfest is the largest intercultural football tournament in Ireland

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Fare member condemn homophobic abuse at RIO 2016

Fare member condemn homophobic abuse at RIO 2016

Homophobic chants surfaced at Rio 2016 US v New Zealand and Australia v Canada women’s football matches

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Fare network objavio dodjelu grantova za oktobarske sedmice akcije Football People

Fare network objavio dodjelu grantova za oktobarske sedmice akcije Football People

Fare network, objavila je natječaj za grantove formalnim i neformalnim grupama, koje imaju namjeru aplicirati sa projektima promocije antidiskriminacije i ljudskih prava kroz fudbal

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Be inspired, be one of the 100,000

Be inspired, be one of the 100,000

Participate in the 2016 Football People action weeks. Support of up to €500 is available for grassroots activities. Apply now!

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The Indian girls’ football team challenging stereotypes

The Indian girls’ football team challenging stereotypes

In a Mumbai suburb, girls are overcoming religious divides and staking a claim to public space in the name of football

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Italian mayor apologises for racism towards football star Keita

Italian mayor apologises for racism towards football star Keita

The Lazio striker fell victim to racist monkey chants during a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, 20 July

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NBA relocates All-Star match over discriminatory laws, could it impact on other sports?

NBA relocates All-Star match over discriminatory laws, could it impact on other sports?

The game generates millions for its host state

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Female referees to make history in Mexican professional football

Female referees to make history in Mexican professional football

The move is looking to open up opportunities for women referees and encourage women to take up football refereeing

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Italian Lega B start crowdfunding campaign to build pitch for refugees in Lampedusa

Italian Lega B start crowdfunding campaign to build pitch for refugees in Lampedusa

‘The Bridge – Un Ponte per Lampedusa’ is looking to raise funds to build the new pitch with a grandstand, changing rooms and floodlights for refugees, youth teams and students

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International documentaries address homophobia in football

International documentaries address homophobia in football

Aimed at educating while entertaining, both films have gathered the support of international football starts and football authorities

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Hungarian NGOs promote refugee inclusion through football

Hungarian NGOs promote refugee inclusion through football

The day-long event was held to mark the World Refugee Day and promote tolerance and the inclusion of refugees in the Hungary

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Mondiali antirazzisti opens with homage to Nigerian migrant killed by football fan

Mondiali antirazzisti opens with homage to Nigerian migrant killed by football fan

A Nigerian migrant was beaten to death in a racist attack by a right-wing football fan in a central Italian town a day before the annual Mondiali Antirazzisti

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20 years of Mondiali Antirazzisti

20 years of Mondiali Antirazzisti

Over the last 20 years the event has grown to be the largest anti-racist sporting festival in Europe and a landmark for progressive fan groups and activists in the region

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Event Grants 2016. Good ideas welcome

Event Grants 2016. Good ideas welcome

If you have a good idea tell us about it, you could get €3000 to make it happen

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Event Grants 2016. Les bonnes idées sont les bienvenues!

Event Grants 2016. Les bonnes idées sont les bienvenues!

Nous cherchons à financer des idées pouvant induire un changement au niveau national ou international

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Incidents list reported to Fare during June 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during June 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during June 2016.

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL festival to champion female empowerment and refugee inclusion

DISCOVER FOOTBALL festival to champion female empowerment and refugee inclusion

Maintaining the idea of bringing women together on the basis of football, in 2016 the event focuses on Europe’s refugee crisis

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Grants available to promote youth empowerment, diversity and human rights in Spain

Grants available to promote youth empowerment, diversity and human rights in Spain

The project consists of a two-month course focused on furthering the knowledge and build capacity of young activists

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Workshop to address homophobia in Bosnian football

Workshop to address homophobia in Bosnian football

NGOs and club representatives will meet today in Sarajevo to discuss the issues around LGBT-phobia in Bosnian football and LGBT participation in the game

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Euro 2016 Refugee XI

Euro 2016 Refugee XI

The word conjures up crisis and brings about hostility, but refugees achieve things and contribute to society. if evidence is needed the Fare Euro 2016 Refugee XI provides it. Find out who makes the team

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Denmark announced refugee-only football league

Denmark announced refugee-only football league

Refugees and asylum-seekers will compete against each other in a pilot project aimed at facilitating integration into society

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Fare observers at all EURO 2016 matches

Fare observers at all EURO 2016 matches

A team of 45 experts were selected and trained as part of the most comprehensive scheme of its kind ever organised

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Iberian LGBT network launch anti-homophobia campaign in Spanish football

Iberian LGBT network launch anti-homophobia campaign in Spanish football

#LuceTusColores is focused in creating a social movement that can promote a tolerant and inclusive environment in football

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Fare looking for an Action Weeks volunteer

Fare looking for an Action Weeks volunteer

The position will provide the applicant with a great opportunity to broaden their skills and experience whilst being involved in a Europe-wide campaign

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Les Dégommeuses festival celebrates football for refugee inclusion ahead of Euro 2016

Les Dégommeuses festival celebrates football for refugee inclusion ahead of Euro 2016

The weeklong festival includes cultural and sporting initiatives

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Council of Europe host conference on sport to enhance migrant inclusion

Council of Europe host conference on sport to enhance migrant inclusion

The conference will share best practice at international, state and local level and look at the work of sports clubs in promoting inclusion

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Euro 2016 Pride House programme announced

Euro 2016 Pride House programme announced

Throughout June the Euro Pride House will screen matches, hold debates, panel discussions and other activities looking to promote diversity and address homophobia in sport

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Incidents list reported to Fare during May 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during May 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2016

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Football grassroots initiatives receive funding to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence

Football grassroots initiatives receive funding to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence

Projects include joint training sessions and matches for Jewish-Arab youth, anti-racism initiatives and coexistence activities for amateur footballers in Israel

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FIFA fine seven federations for discriminatory behaviour

FIFA fine seven federations for discriminatory behaviour

Six Latin American federations and Croatia have been fined for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of fans during 2018 FIFA World Cup friendlies and qualifiers

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Diversity and inclusion celebrated at youth camp in Croatia

Diversity and inclusion celebrated at youth camp in Croatia

Over 160 youth from different national minority groups participated in the HNS National Minorities Football Camp on Tuesday 24 May

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Fare seminar looks at the role of the far-right in European football

Fare seminar looks at the role of the far-right in European football

Over 20 academics, journalists and activists will come together to map the organised far-right presence across Europe and look at strategies to counter acts of hate

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Women’s Champions League final to build legacy for women’s football in Italy

Women’s Champions League final to build legacy for women’s football in Italy

A series of season-long initiatives have been implement throughout the 2015-2016 season to further the development of women’s football in Italy

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CONCACAF celebrate second Women’s Football Day

CONCACAF celebrate second Women’s Football Day

The day is aimed at inspiring girls and women to play football

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Fare partner in Argentina runs campaign to tackle prejudices

Fare partner in Argentina runs campaign to tackle prejudices

The campaign is calling on Argentinians to share their photos of social media sticking their tongues against prejudice and discriminatory behaviour

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Girl Power: driving female empowerment through football

Girl Power: driving female empowerment through football

Girl Power is a not for profit grassroots organisation composed of migrant and refugee women who use sport to empower women and promote gender equality

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Polish football fans attack Roma community on match day

Polish football fans attack Roma community on match day

Football fans in Gdansk have led a violent attack against a Roma community moments before and after the Lechia Gdansk v Legia Warsaw match

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A summer of working with refugees

A summer of working with refugees

This summer will be a crucial period for initiatives related to refugee inclusion as the challenges of integrating and working with new groups begin to take hold

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UEFA leadership programme to increase female representation in football boardrooms

UEFA leadership programme to increase female representation in football boardrooms

The fourth edition of UEFA women’s leadership programme kicked-off on Monday 09 May

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Prepare for IDAHOT!

Prepare for IDAHOT!

Multi-events across the globe will use sport to address homophobia on 17 May.
Be inspired and take action!

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Australian FA launch guide to boost women’s football

Australian FA launch guide to boost women’s football

The guide will assist Australia’s 2,300 community clubs in developing programmes to grow the women’s game

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Incidents list reported to Fare during April 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during April 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during April 2016

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Objavljeni grantovi za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u nogometu

Objavljeni grantovi za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u nogometu

U susret Međunarodnog dana borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije (IDAHOT), mreža za antidiskriminaciju i inkluziju u fudbalu Fare Network u saradnji sa organizacijom Football vs. Homophobia objavljuju dodjelu grantova za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u nogometu.

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Objavljeni grantovi za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u fudbalu

Objavljeni grantovi za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u fudbalu

U susret Međunarodnog dana borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije (IDAHOT), mreža za antidiskriminaciju i inkluziju u fudbalu Fare Network u saradnji sa organizacijom Football vs. Homophobia objavljuju dodjelu grantova za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u fudbalu.

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Human rights experts meet in Costa Rica for Observer training

Human rights experts meet in Costa Rica for Observer training

Participants shared information on issues specific to their own countrys and received training on how to identify and report discriminatory incidents in football

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New comic book features Albert ‘Hurry Hurry’ Johanneson, the first Black player to appear in an FA Cup Final

New comic book features Albert ‘Hurry Hurry’ Johanneson,  the first Black player to appear in an FA Cup Final

To commemorate Freedom Day 2016, the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre, in South Africa, is showcasing the story of Albert Johanneson, the first black footballer to play in an English FA Cup Final

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Fare and FvH grants available for IDAHOT

Fare and FvH grants available for IDAHOT

Organisations wishing to apply for a small grant can do it online until 2 May 2016

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The UK is voting for leading figures in Women’s sport

The UK is voting for leading figures in Women’s sport

The awards are designed to showcase talent from across UK women’s sport and to raise the visibility and impact of women’s sport

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Call for papers

Call for papers

Fare invites academics and activists to discuss the re-emergence of the far-right in European football and society between 27 and 28 May

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Wake up every day and have a purpose, join the Fare team

Wake up every day and have a purpose, join the Fare team

Fare is looking for an individual passionate about sport and social change to contribute to the management of a series of projects

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Bosnia is buzzing over a women’s football match

Bosnia is buzzing over a women’s football match

Over 4000 fans will attend tonight’s women’s Euro qualifier as a result of a media and community engagement campaign on women’s football

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International Roma Day: How anti-Roma discrimination goes unacknowledged in sport

International Roma Day: How anti-Roma discrimination goes unacknowledged in sport

Incidents reinforce lines of prejudice and exclusion

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‘Red petals and candles on a river…’

‘Red petals and candles on a river…’

Blog: Corina Genchi of Spanish Roma group Federación de Asociaciones Gitanas de Cataluña (FAGiC) reflects on International Roma Day

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French national disabled supporters group established

French national disabled supporters group established

FFSFH will be working with disabled fans towards improving access and inclusion at French football stadiums

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LGBT rights groups in Spain urge action after homophobic slurs at Ronaldo

LGBT rights groups in Spain urge action after homophobic slurs at Ronaldo

Concerns grow over continuos occurrence of homophobic displays in Spanish football

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CAFE Week of Action kicks-off to further the inclusion of disabled fans

CAFE Week of Action kicks-off to further the inclusion of disabled fans

CAFE partners across Europe are taking part in the campaign

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Incidents list reported to Fare during March 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during March 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during March 2016

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Media reporting seminar to use England match to grow women in football in Bosnia

Media reporting seminar to use England match to grow women in football in Bosnia

The event aims to increase awareness and the quality of media coverage of women in football

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Italian sport joins #TweetOffRacism campaign

Italian sport joins #TweetOffRacism campaign

In previous years, the initiative was backed by Kevin Prince Boateng, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alessandro Del Pier and Eros Ramazzotti

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‘Very little progress in tackling racism and xenophobia’ say human rights experts

‘Very little progress in tackling racism and xenophobia’ say human rights experts

Ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination experts raise concerns over the “alarming increase of xenophobic speech”

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The week in which the Roma jokes went too far

The week in which the Roma jokes went too far

Incidents involving football fans add to anti-Roma discrimination

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No habéis vivido la vida de los gitanos ¿por qué queréis humillarnos?

No habéis vivido la vida de los gitanos ¿por qué queréis humillarnos?

FAGiC condena la humillación de las mujeres gitanas por los aficionados del PSV Eindhoven en Madrid

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Australian sporting codes sign for new system to measure LGBTI inclusion

Australian sporting codes sign for new system to measure LGBTI inclusion

Pride in Sport Index provides a framework to evaluate the efforts of sports bodies to better include LGBTI people within their organisations

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‘You have not lived the lives of the Roma, so why try to humiliate us?’

‘You have not lived the lives of the Roma, so why try to humiliate us?’

Roma groups to PSV fans

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Austrian sport discuss social legacy of mega events ahead of Rio 2016

Austrian sport discuss social legacy of mega events ahead of Rio 2016

The forum discussed a transparent criteria to award mega sporting events to nations and the possibilities for Austrian associations to advocate for human rights and sustainability

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FOOTBALL FOR FREEDOM to highlight football’s part in helping refugees

FOOTBALL FOR FREEDOM to highlight football’s part in helping refugees

A weeklong of cultural and sporting activities will raise awareness of life trajectories of LGBT refugees and promote inclusion ahead of Euro 2016

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UNITED week against racism kicks-off

UNITED week against racism kicks-off

In 2016 the campaign will focus on highlighting the benefits of diverse societies

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Fare Observer training for Euro 2016 in Paris

Fare Observer training for Euro 2016 in Paris

Over 30 specialist from across Europe met in Paris to participate in the scheme’s training for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals

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EGLSF annual conference and general assembly held in Glasgow

EGLSF annual conference and general assembly held in Glasgow

For the first time in 28 years the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) congregated in Scotland.

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Fare partner in Argentina present award to player for challenging xenophobia

Fare partner in Argentina present award to player for challenging xenophobia

The award recognises the role of players in changing attitudes in football and of making it a platform to educate towards diversity

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FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership conference furthers equality reforms

FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership conference furthers equality reforms

The conference was aligned with the celebration of International Women’s Day and provided a focal point for women in sport and leadership

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‘Step it up for gender equality’ say campaigners on International Women’s Day

‘Step it up for gender equality’ say campaigners on International Women’s Day

Events will promote the role of women in sport

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Refugee team to participate in Rio 2016 Olympics

Refugee team to participate in Rio 2016 Olympics

A total of 43 high-performance athletes have been identified as eligible

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Athlete Ally launch campaign to promote dialogue around fan culture

Athlete Ally launch campaign to promote dialogue around fan culture

#EveryFan celebrates and engages all sports fans on LGBT equality

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Incidents list reported to Fare during February 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during February 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during February 2016

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FvH month of action ‘an important time to show society is changing’ says Hitzlsperger

FvH month of action ‘an important time to show society is changing’ says Hitzlsperger

The former Germany midfielder has commended the efforts of the international FvH campaign in addressing LGBT discrimination

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Increased concerns over racism in Dutch Football

Increased concerns over racism in Dutch Football

Filling the Sports Media Headlines Football is the most popular sport in the Netherlands. Around 1,2 million Dutch people play football every weekend and ten thousands of people watch their team to play professional football whenever they can. The Dutch National team made it to the finals of the World Cup in 2010 and to…

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Atlético de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano join anti-homophobia campaign

Atlético de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano join anti-homophobia campaign

#LaLigaarcoiris follows the examples of the rainbow laces campaigns in the English Premier League and French Ligue 1 and 2

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Fare Board meets in Rome

Fare Board meets in Rome

The meeting received reports on the work of the secretariat and discussed the future planning of initiatives

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Catalan Football Federation kick-off campaign to stop abuse at stadiums

Catalan Football Federation kick-off campaign to stop abuse at stadiums

“Zero insults a la grad” is an initiative that puts into practice an anti-abuse protocol which follows the UEFA protocol for dealing with racism

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Incident at FC Groningen increases concerns over discrimination in Dutch football

Incident at FC Groningen increases concerns over discrimination in Dutch football

Over the last month three incidents of discrimination have taken place in Dutch football. On Sunday a fan was arrested for performing a Nazi salute

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Paris Saint-Germain suspend Serge Aurier over homophobic comments

Paris Saint-Germain suspend Serge Aurier over homophobic comments

“This video, filmed in a private setting, contains comments that are clearly unacceptable ” said the club President.

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NFL expand Rooney Rule to boost number of women in leadership positions

NFL expand Rooney Rule to boost number of women in leadership positions

At least one woman will be interviewed for any executive position openings in the league’s office

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Dutch FA condemn ‘lynching’ of Feyenoord goalkeeper at league match

Dutch FA condemn ‘lynching’ of Feyenoord goalkeeper at league match

An Ajax fan was caught on camera pretending to lynch Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer at Sunday’s clash

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LGBT coaches network launched

LGBT coaches network launched

The new Network will welcome membership from all sections of the LGBT coaching community, from grassroots to the professional game.

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Incidents list reported to Fare during January 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during January 2016

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during January 2016

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Football v Homophobia month of action kicks-off backed Premier League clubs

Football v Homophobia month of action kicks-off backed Premier League clubs

Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC are some of the clubs joining a growing grassroots movement seeking to address homophobia in football

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Football in Scotland Urged to ‘Kiss Bigotry Goodbye’

Football in Scotland Urged to ‘Kiss Bigotry Goodbye’

Nil by Mouth launched a ten-date tour that will see the charity visit clubs and supporters groups to help highlight the positive impact football has on communities

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Croatian NGOs plan anti-discrimination strategy at Fare roundtable

Croatian NGOs plan anti-discrimination strategy at Fare roundtable

The event follows on from a similar gathering in Sarajevo in 2015 and will be the first of a series of Fare initiatives planned for the region in 2016

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FIFA to host second Women’s Football and Leadership conference

FIFA to host second Women’s Football and Leadership conference

In this year’s edition it will focus on how FIFA reforms can achieve greater equality and opportunities for women in football

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Holocaust Memorial Day marked by German football

Holocaust Memorial Day marked by German football

Holocaust Memorial Day marked by German football.

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French football comes together to celebrate diversity

French football comes together to celebrate diversity

Workshops and awareness-raising activities at matches will highlight the issues around homophobia in football between 26 January and 1 February

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AFC and CAF establish cooperation on social legacy

AFC and CAF establish cooperation on social legacy

The two Confederations will work together to deliver sporting and social development programmes in the next four years

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LGBT organisations call for exemplary sanction after homophobic incident at Coppa Italia match

LGBT organisations call for exemplary sanction after homophobic incident at Coppa Italia match

Inter Milan coach Mancini accused his Napoli counterpart of using homophobic language towards him during a touchline disagreement at a Copa Italian match

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Dutch FA gives approval to pitch walk-offs after incident of racism

Dutch FA gives approval to pitch walk-offs after incident of racism

KNVB announced they would have backed Ajax or their defender decision to stop the match after a section of ADO fans racially abused the player

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Italian Senate pass law to promote equal access to sport for non-Italian children

Italian Senate pass law to promote equal access to sport for non-Italian children

The new law puts an end to the different requirements asked by Federations to enrol immigrant children in sports, based on the Italian Citizenship law.

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Football initiatives for refugees on the increase

Football initiatives for refugees on the increase

When launched in October 2015, the Fare Football & Refugees database listed 40 projects. The number has since doubled.

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FIFA takes action over homophobia at World Cup qualifiers in Latin America

FIFA takes action over homophobia at World Cup qualifiers in Latin America

Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Chile have been fined. Proceedings against Honduras are still ongoing

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Welsh FA back Football v Homophobia Month of Action

Welsh FA back Football v Homophobia Month of Action

The FA is expecting the move will inspire clubs across the country to get involved

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Objavljeni dobitnici grantova za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u nogometu

Objavljeni dobitnici grantova za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u nogometu

Na nedavno objavljenom konkursu Fare network-a i FvH-a (Football v Homophobia) za dodjelu manjih grantova za finansiranje projekata i aktivnosti u okviru Međunarodnog mjeseca borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije u nogometu, zabilježen je veliki odaziv organizacija iz cijele Europe, od zapadnog Portugala do istočne Rusije.

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Objavljeni dobitnici grantova za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u fudbalu

Objavljeni dobitnici grantova za projekte borbe protiv homofobije u fudbalu

Na nedavno objavljenom konkursu Fare network-a i FvH-a (Football v Homophobia) za dodjelu manjih grantova za finansiranje projekata i aktivnosti u okviru Međunarodnog mjeseca borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije u fudbalu, zabilježen je veliki odaziv organizacija iz cijele Evrope, od zapadnog Portugala do istočne Rusije.

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Fare and FvH anti-homophobia grants announced

Fare and FvH anti-homophobia grants announced

Initiatives are organised as part of the International Month of Action Against Homophobia in Football celebrated in February

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Incidents list reported to Fare during December 2015

Incidents list reported to Fare during December 2015

The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2015.

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