CAFE Week of Action 2018 dates announced

CAFE Week of Action 2018 dates announced

The Week of Action will take place between 3-11 March 2018

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Player in Austria sent off, banned for reaction to racist insults

Player in Austria sent off, banned for reaction to racist insults

Ghanaian player Bernard Tekpetey has been handed a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to racist abuse

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Football People grants to drive social impact and education in 43 countries

Football People grants to drive social impact and education in 43 countries

The Football People grants were created to help groups across Europe to tackle discrimination and implement social inclusion activities

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Leading players feature in new UEFA #EqualGame advert

Leading players feature in new UEFA #EqualGame advert

Ada Hegerberg, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo feature together in two new videos, which positively promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football

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Football People small grants deadline 10 September

Football People small grants deadline 10 September

Financial support of up to €500 is available to groups to advance their work, at local and regional level, in empowering communities and tackling discrimination in football

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Pioneering sporting event to challenge homophobia in Turkey

Pioneering sporting event to challenge homophobia in Turkey

Queer Olympix will take place between 25 -27 August in Heybiliada and Kalamaki, Istanbul

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Japanese LGBT organisation aim to establish Pride House at Tokyo 2020

Japanese LGBT organisation aim to establish Pride House at Tokyo 2020

Should the Pride House go ahead, it would be the first time the initiative would have been established in Japan

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Subvenciones #FootballPeople

Subvenciones #FootballPeople

La campaña pretende conseguir que 100.000 personas participen y que formen parte de un movimiento social centrado en combatir la discriminación a través del fútbol

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Two weeks until #FootballPeople grants deadline

Two weeks until #FootballPeople grants deadline

Groups can apply for seed funding for an Event grant or a small grant until 3 and 10 September respectively

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Faites partie des 100.000

Faites partie des 100.000

Les semaines d’action Football People constituent la campagne de mobilisation la plus importante menée en Europe pour tacler les discriminations et célébrer la diversité dans le monde du football

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Kis támogatások

Kis támogatások

A Kis támogatások magvető támogatást kíván nyújtani helyi szintű szervezeteknek, hogy programokat rendezhessenek a közösségükben, a stadionban illetve a városban a Foci Rajongói (Football People) akció hetek keretében október során.

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Rendezvény támogatás (5000 Euróig)

Rendezvény támogatás (5000 Euróig)

A Fare szervezet a Labdarugás (Football People) akció hetek keretében olyan szerteágazó magas szinvonalú és céltudatos kezdeményezéseket kíván ösztönözni, amelyek mindenkit bevonnak a helyi szintről egészen az elit labdarugás szintjéig.

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Spanish festival to discuss the inclusion of refugees in Europe

Spanish festival to discuss the inclusion of refugees in Europe

The youth-led festival will present ideas and strategies to promote the inclusion of refugees in Europe on 17 and 18 August in Cádiz

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Registrations open for SARI Soccerfest

Registrations open for SARI Soccerfest

Teams wishing to participate can now register

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Finnish stadiums join campaign to be discrimination-free

Finnish stadiums join campaign to be discrimination-free

The campaign Discrimination-Free Zone enables organisations and work communities to declare their commitment to the principle of non-discrimination

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Scottish professional clubs support LGBT inclusivity

Scottish professional clubs support LGBT inclusivity

Clubs in all four of Scotland’s professional football divisions have signed up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter

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Greenland denies Eritrean coach firing was racism

Greenland denies Eritrean coach firing was racism

The Football Federation of Greenland (GBU) has denied firing its national coach of Eritrean origin because of racism

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Botswana Players’ Union to promote women’s inclusion in sport

Botswana Players’ Union to promote women’s inclusion in sport

The union will work to promote women’s rights and girls’ involvement in sport as a contribution to public life, community development and in building healthy nations

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Ryan Atkin becomes first openly gay professional official in English football

Ryan Atkin becomes first openly gay professional official in English football

The English FA says Ryan Atkin’s decision to come out ‘reinforces the fact that refereeing really is open to everyone’

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Грантовая программа недель действий “Футбольный народ”

Грантовая программа недель действий “Футбольный народ”

Цель кампании – привлечь 100 тысяч человек из числа местных активистов, из футбольных клубов и федераций, НПО, объединений этнических меньшинств, групп ЛГБТИК-болельщиков и т. д. и включить их в общественное движение по борьбе с дискриминацией в футболе и вокруг него. Для низовых активистов доступна финансовая поддержка в размере до 500 евро на проведение мероприятий по…

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Sovvenzioni “Football People”. Fai domanda ora!

Sovvenzioni “Football People”. Fai domanda ora!

Fare ha messo a disposizioni delle sovvenzioni per finanziare attività e eventi all’interno dell’iniziativa “Football People action weeks”, una delle più grandi campagne d’azione nello sport

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Football People weeks: Start der Bewerbung für Unterstützungen Deadline 10. September 2017

Football People weeks: Start der Bewerbung für Unterstützungen Deadline 10. September 2017

Das Fare netzwerk stellt einen Pool für Unterstützungen zur Verfügung, um Aktivitäten und Veranstaltungen als Teil der Football People Aktionswochen zu finanzieren, eine der größten sozialen Kampagne im Sport

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New study highlights the difficulties female players experience to make a career in football

New study highlights the difficulties female players experience to make a career in football

Hundreds of top female players are leaving football in their early twenties to pursue a more sustainable career

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Fare network objavio poziv za dodjelu grantova za projekte o antidiskriminaciji i inkluziji u fudbalu

Fare network objavio poziv za dodjelu grantova za projekte o antidiskriminaciji i inkluziji u fudbalu

Svi učesnici u ovom internacionalnom projektu, koji se dešava svake godine u mjesecu oktobru diljem Evrope, se priključuju impoznantnom broju više od 100 000 učesnika. Grantovi dostupni za 2017. godinu su u iznosima do 500 i 5000 eura za manje i veće događaje koji u svom cilju trebaju imati promociju antidiskriminacije i inkluzije manjina u…

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Fare network objavio poziv za dodjelu novčanih sredstava za projekte o antidiskriminaciji i inkluziji u nogometu

Fare network objavio poziv za dodjelu novčanih sredstava za projekte o antidiskriminaciji i inkluziji u nogometu

Svi sudionici u ovom međunarodnom projektu, koji se dešava svake godine u mjesecu listopadu diljem Europe, se priključuju impozantnom broju više od 100 000 sudionika. Sredstva dostupna za 2017. godinu su u iznosima do 500 i 5000 eura za manje i veće događaje koji u svom cilju trebaju imati promociju antidiskriminacije i inkluzije manjina u…

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Football People grants. Apply now!

Football People grants. Apply now!

Support of up to €500 and €5,000 available for grassroots activities that promote social inclusion and celebrate diversity in football during the Football People weeks in October

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Incidents list reported to Fare during July 2016

Incidents list reported to Fare during July 2016

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

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Russian FA bans player for two matches for reacting to homophobic abuse in Russia

Russian FA bans player for two matches for reacting to homophobic abuse in Russia

Fans of Zenit St Petersburg chanted ‘Mollo is a faggot’ to which the player responded by showing the middle finger

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Tournament to welcome refugees in Hungary

Tournament to welcome refugees in Hungary

“We believe in equality, in a diverse, inclusive and tolerant Hungary and this is why we will play together at this tournament” said the organisers

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Mexican women’s league denies allegations of infringing players rights

Mexican women’s league denies allegations of infringing players rights

“It should be noted that at no point pregnancy is mentioned as a reason for a club to disregard its responsibilities” the league said

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LEAP Sports organise second activist training for Scottish fans

LEAP Sports organise second activist training for Scottish fans

The free training is for LGBT fans in Scotland who are keen to influence their clubs to take a stand against LGBT-phobia

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Shocking working conditions for players in new Mexican women’s league

Shocking working conditions for players in new Mexican women’s league

Contract clauses set by the Mexican FA restrict motherhood and ask clubs to prohibit homosexuality

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First Women’s Football Summit to take place Madrid

First Women’s Football Summit to take place Madrid

The event will gather international experts, who will share best practice and ideas for the development of women’s football

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Russian FA launches anti-discrimination monitoring system at league matches

Russian FA launches anti-discrimination monitoring system at league matches

New monitoring system to record incidents of discrimination at Russian league matches announced yesterday (20 June)

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Fare looking for an Action Weeks volunteer

Fare looking for an Action Weeks volunteer

The network is seeking a Campaigns Inter to work in its London based office

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Mexican football matches could be abandoned if the ‘puto’ chant persists

Mexican football matches could be abandoned if the ‘puto’ chant persists

The move represents a new effort made by Mexican football authorities to stop the homophobic chant

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Start of the Russian football season marred by discrimination

Start of the Russian football season marred by discrimination

Spartak and Dynamo Moscow fans chanted racist abuse towards black players within one week, with Dynamo fans displaying a homophobic banner.

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Erasmus+ Project, PsyTool, disseminated at the ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology in Seville

Erasmus+ Project, PsyTool, disseminated at the ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology in Seville

The latest findings, analysis and recommendations of the project PsyTool have been presented at the International Society of Sport Psychology world congress in Seville

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Anti-racism tournament in Montréal

Anti-racism tournament in Montréal

A record number of 22 teams will participate in the fourth edition of the tournament inspired by initiatives such as the Mondiali Antirazzisti

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Euro Pride House launched for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017

Euro Pride House launched for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017

Euro Pride House Utrecht will play a host to a range of sport, cultural and art events on themes including women’s football and LGBTIQ inclusion

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CAFE publishes Week of Action 2017 report

CAFE publishes Week of Action 2017 report

A wide variety of activities took place in a total of 20 countries during the CAFE Week of Action 2017 including in Spain, Russia and Malta

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Sport project launched in Warsaw to improve quality of life of refugees

Sport project launched in Warsaw to improve quality of life of refugees

Over 100 refugees will benefit from the project, which includes free mixed martial arts, swimming and football sessions

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Crowdfunding appeal to raise money for pioneering Romani film festival

Crowdfunding appeal to raise money for pioneering Romani film festival

Organised by the Fare Catalan member FAGiC the event wants “the public to see the world through the eyes of a Roma”

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New Zealand organises national women’s football development conference

New Zealand organises national women’s football development conference

The event is aimed at equipping administrators to grow and develop football around the country

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English semi-pro club to pay men and women the same

English semi-pro club to pay men and women the same

Lewes FC men’s and women’s teams already share a stadium

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New research on sport for educational success and social inclusion – Can you help?

New research on sport for educational success and social inclusion – Can you help?

P.L.A.Y! is requesting information to assess the impact of grassroots sport for educational success and social inclusion in Finland, Italy, Slovenia and Spain

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Rwanda to host IOC international forum on women and leadership

Rwanda to host IOC international forum on women and leadership

Rwanda has been a world leader in having the highest number of women in parliament and there has been increased political will to promote the participation of women sports

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European Parliament host event on Human Rights and mega sport events ahead of 2018 World Cup

European Parliament host event on Human Rights and mega sport events ahead of 2018 World Cup

The event will discuss homophobia, the question of the rights of LGBTIQ people and possible steps on a European Parliament level

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Film screening and discussion to address racism in Dutch football

Film screening and discussion to address racism in Dutch football

The initiative will take place on 20 July and aims to generate awareness on the impact of racism in society

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Olympic Channel new series invites Olympians to experience how sport can change the lives of refugees

Olympic Channel new series invites Olympians to experience how sport can change the lives of refugees

Each of “Camps to Champs” four episodes focuses on one location and is told through the eyes of an Olympian

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GIIG info days held in Poland, Slovenia and Italy

GIIG info days held in Poland, Slovenia and Italy

GIIG proposes a model of cooperation based on innovative and operative synergies for the social inclusion of migrants, refugees and women

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CONCACAF launch campaign to eradicate homophobic ‘Puto’ chant ahead of Gold Cup 2017

CONCACAF launch campaign to eradicate homophobic ‘Puto’ chant ahead of Gold Cup 2017

The campaign features a range of initiatives to educate fans and promote diversity

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Mondiali Antirazzisti kicks-off more diverse than ever

Mondiali Antirazzisti kicks-off more diverse than ever

The focus of this year’s event will be gender equality and the refugee crisis

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Erasmus+ PsyTool presented at the international congress of sport psychology in Seville

Erasmus+ PsyTool presented at the international congress of sport psychology in Seville

PsyTool will be presented at the symposium ‘Forming Agents of Change for enhancing positive practice of youth sport’ on 13 July

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Mexico fans pledge to stop homophobic abuse after FA call

Mexico fans pledge to stop homophobic abuse after FA call

The move comes after FIFA warned Mexico about “insulting and discriminatory chants from a small group of fans” at the match against Portugal

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Serie A star Muntari joins event to raise awareness of the experiences of refugees

Serie A star Muntari joins event to raise awareness of the experiences of refugees

Champions #WithRefugees consisted of a football match between the refugee team Liberi Nantes and a team led by Sulley Muntari

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Take a stand, welcome refugees

Take a stand, welcome refugees

Join thousands of activists and football supporters by visibly showing your support for refugees with Fare #refugeeswelcome t-shirts

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UNHCR become Social Responsibility partner of Asian Football Confederation

UNHCR become Social Responsibility partner of Asian Football Confederation

Cooperation between the two organisations will take place under auspices of the recently launched AFC Dream Asia Foundation

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Fare 2017 Refugee XI

Fare 2017 Refugee XI

The Refugee XI celebrates the presence and contribution of refugees to Europe and show how football can break down barriers to integration

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Welsh Fare member brings together refugees and host communities in family fun day out

Welsh Fare member brings together refugees and host communities in family fun day out

A total of 120 players and 500 families are expected to join the 10th Refugee week football tournament organised by Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association

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Monitoring report details racism in Russian in football

Monitoring report details racism in Russian in football

There were 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016-17 season according to new data collected by the SOVA Centre

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Russia making progress on racism before World Cup

Russia making progress on racism before World Cup

There were 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016-17 season, numbers slightly below the two previous seasons

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FIFA introduce three-step anti-discrimination plans for Confederations Cup

FIFA introduce three-step anti-discrimination plans for Confederations Cup

Referees are to be given special authority to halt or even abandon games in the event of discriminatory behaviour

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World Heart Federation launch #MatchFitWoman challenge ahead of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017

World Heart Federation launch #MatchFitWoman challenge ahead of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017

#MatchFitWoman starts on Monday 19 June and consists of a 28 days challenge that will run until the UEFA Women’s EURO kicks-off on 16 July

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Female players to play record-breaking match in Kilimanjaro to promote gender equality

Female players to play record-breaking match in Kilimanjaro to promote gender equality

Equal Playing Field will also use the momentum to deliver football training clinics in up to 17 countries across five continents

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Guide to discriminatory practices in world football launched 

Guide to discriminatory practices in world football launched 

The guide provides insight and support action to tackle discrimination and exclusion in world football and is available in five languages

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FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR hold international forum on football in support of refugees

FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR hold international forum on football in support of refugees

Ahead of the international forum, FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR announced a new campaign to rally support for refugee children

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Brazilian women gather to discuss female presence in football stadiums

Brazilian women gather to discuss female presence in football stadiums

The initiative was the first of its kind and brought together 350 women from over 50 fan clubs and women’s associations from 11 Brazilian states 

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Tokyo 2020 event programme to boost female and youth participation

Tokyo 2020 event programme to boost female and youth participation

The decision will lead to a net increase of 15 events and the highest representation of female athletes in Olympic history

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Balon Mundial world cup celebrates the contributions of migrants in Italy

Balon Mundial world cup celebrates the contributions of migrants in Italy

From 10 June and until 16 July, the Italian city of Turin will host one of the largest football and social inclusion amateur tournaments in Europe

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English FA issue lifetime travel bans to fans for Nazi taunts at Germany friendly

English FA issue lifetime travel bans to fans for Nazi taunts at Germany friendly

The English FA have for the first time handed lifetime bans from attending away games to two supporters following incidents in March

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SOVA Centre calls on individuals to support fundraising after losing appeal against ‘foreign agent’ label

SOVA Centre calls on individuals to support fundraising after losing appeal against ‘foreign agent’ label

The think tank is calling on NGOs and individuals to help fundraise the equivalent of the fine to allow them to continue their work

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Denmark v Germany friendly celebrates diversity in football

Denmark v Germany friendly celebrates diversity in football

The two sides joined forces to mark the LGBT Pride Month and tackle homophobia in football

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International panel calls for ‘visibility, voice and value’ for women’s football

International panel calls for ‘visibility, voice and value’ for women’s football

A roster of international speakers came together to discuss some of the big issues that relate to women’s football

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AS Roma’s Antonio Rüdiger: ‘There is too much racism in Serie A’

AS Roma’s Antonio Rüdiger: ‘There is too much racism in Serie A’

Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger has pleaded with Fifa to act after another season featuring several high-profile incidents of racism in Serie A

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Balon Mundial Football Communities comes to an end

Balon Mundial Football Communities comes to an end

The tournament involved 16 social centres for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants using football to reduce the marginalisation and discrimination

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Join our live international panel discussion on women’s football

Join our live international panel discussion on women’s football

The challenges and opportunities in women’s football will be the theme of a panel discussion in Berlin

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Football Diversity House moves to Cardiff

Football Diversity House moves to Cardiff

The House will be located at the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff Bay from 11am to 11pm between 01-04 June

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People in blackface march in Sochi parade before Confederations Cup

People in blackface march in Sochi parade before Confederations Cup

A photograph on the city government’s official website showed two people in blackface at Saturday’s parade. The people in the photograph are accompanied by others waving Cameroonian flags.

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US football celebrates Pride Month

US football celebrates Pride Month

A number initiatives will be activated in partnership with the You Can Play Project and men’s and women’s national teams players’ associations to mark the month

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Peruvian institutions sign agreement to tackle racism in football

Peruvian institutions sign agreement to tackle racism in football

The agreement is part of a wider national plan aimed at raising awareness of racial discrimination

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Football and gender equality programme presented in Uruguay

Football and gender equality programme presented in Uruguay

‘Por el juego y por tus derechos’ is expected to reach 60,000 children

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Etnoliga shortlisted for international sport award

Etnoliga shortlisted for international sport award

The project has been selected as one of the 37 shortlisted organisations out of more than 300 applications

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Tackling homophobia in Latin American football at World OutGames

Tackling homophobia in Latin American football at World OutGames

The workshop will feature a range of international speakers documenting homophobic practices in Latin American football and consider specific solutions

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Football Diversity House to make debut in Stockholm

Football Diversity House to make debut in Stockholm

The House will be located on the partners’ area of the neutral fan zone in Kungsträdgården, open from 11am-20pm on 23-24 May

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Bundesliga appoint Bibiana Steinhaus as first female referee

Bundesliga appoint Bibiana Steinhaus as first female referee

Steinhaus has been appointed an official referee for the 2017/18 Bundesliga season

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL call on teams in India to join women’s football festival

DISCOVER FOOTBALL call on teams in India to join women’s football festival

‘Our body, Ou rights, Our Game’ festival is focused on driving gender equality and women’s rights in India

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UEFA to launch new campaign to boost participation in girls’ football

UEFA to launch new campaign to boost participation in girls’ football

The campaign is aimed at making football the No1 participation sport for girls and women in Europe by 2022

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Premier League club Southampton FC to highlight disability discrimination in football

Premier League club Southampton FC to highlight disability discrimination in football

The action follows new research that shows that disabled football fans feel excluded from live games.

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Players racially abused in Bulgaria and Mexico

Players racially abused in Bulgaria and Mexico

Incidents of racism have marred matches in Bulgaria and Mexico. In China, Lavezzi was forced to issue an apology over a racist picture

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CONMEBOL announce new tournament for girls’ football

CONMEBOL announce new tournament for girls’ football

The tournament is set to kick-off next month in as part of CONMEBOL efforts to promote and develop the game and increase competitiveness

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Film screening and interactive discussion to mark IDAHOT in Russia

Film screening and interactive discussion to mark IDAHOT in Russia

The event will kick-off a debate on homophobia in football a month before Russia hosts the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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New case of racism dismissed by a football referee

New case of racism dismissed by a football referee

Boca Juniors Frank Fabra was racially abused during an Argentine Primera División match on Saturday. The referee did not halt the match claiming the taunts were isolated.

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Frank Fabra fue victima de insultos racistas en el fútbol argentina

Frank Fabra fue victima de insultos racistas en el fútbol argentina

Boca Juniors repudió los lamentables hechos que se produjeron en el partido del torneo local ante Estudiantes de La Plata

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Blog: After Muntari: FAs must follow international rules

Blog: After Muntari: FAs must follow international rules

We have recorded 10 incidents in which players were punished or ignored after suffering racism

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Mehdi Benatia racially abused during live TV interview in Italy as mystery voice calls him a ‘s****y Moroccan’

Mehdi Benatia racially abused during live TV interview in Italy as mystery voice calls him a ‘s****y Moroccan’

Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was speaking in a live interview with Rai2 when he overheard someone racially abusing him

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Blog: Why the verdict on the Sulley Muntari incident is dangerous

Blog: Why the verdict on the Sulley Muntari incident is dangerous

Blaming the victim and claiming only a few people were involved will not succeed in dealing with a serious problem

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New guide provides guidance on football coaching for refugees

New guide provides guidance on football coaching for refugees

The guide provides training methodology and guidance to increase the regular participation of refugees in sport and promote social inclusion

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Muntari banned after protest against racism

Muntari banned after protest against racism

No action to be taken against opponents because too few fans involved. UN describes him as “an inspiration”

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Football tournament to unite refugees and locals in Italy

Football tournament to unite refugees and locals in Italy

Football Communities will involved 400 players distributed across 16 teams from 16 social centres for refugees and migrants

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UEFA forces countries bidding to host future Euros to meet human rights criteria

UEFA forces countries bidding to host future Euros to meet human rights criteria

Bidding criteria is based on the UN ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’

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FIFA sanction Argentina, Brazil and Mexico over fans’ homophobia

FIFA sanction Argentina, Brazil and Mexico over fans’ homophobia

The three Football Federations had previously been sanctioned by the world football governing body over similar incidents

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AFC recognise Japanese Rising Sun flag as discriminatory

AFC recognise Japanese Rising Sun flag as discriminatory

In an unprecedented move the Asian Football Confederation has taken action over the display of a Japanese wartime flag widely viewed as discriminatory

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Austin da Luz, and other US players, Playing for Pride in 2017

Austin da Luz, and other US players, Playing for Pride in 2017

The cause will help raise awareness for equal rights for the LGBTQ community and donate funds to the Human Rights Campaign

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International Olympic Committee promise 50-50 gender equality at Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee promise 50-50 gender equality at Tokyo 2020

The IOC have promised to ensure full gender equality on a 50-50 basis at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan

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First national conference on women’s football held in Argentina

First national conference on women’s football held in Argentina

The conference was organised to exchange experiences and perspectives around women’s football to advance the sport in the country

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Danish football takes stand to combat homophobia

Danish football takes stand to combat homophobia

The new campaign, launched on 21 April, will run for sixth months and will include actions in stadiums and at Pride days

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL publish innovative manual on female coaching

DISCOVER FOOTBALL publish innovative manual on female coaching

It includes background information on coaching as well as ideas on how to deal with challenges such as the lack of financial support

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Clubs celebrate refugee footballers in Amnesty UK initiative

Clubs celebrate refugee footballers in Amnesty UK initiative

A weekend of activities will mark the 80th anniversary of the arrival of some of the first refugees to play professional football in the UK

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Registrations open for Mondiali Antirazzisti

Registrations open for Mondiali Antirazzisti

Teams wishing to take part in the Mondiali Antirazzisti can now register online

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#BeAGameChanger awards highlight inspirational women’s sport stories

#BeAGameChanger awards highlight inspirational women’s sport stories

The public vote will run from 18 April to 1 May

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International leaders converge in Miami for World OutGames Human Rights conference

International leaders converge in Miami for World OutGames Human Rights conference

World OutGames is a 10-day event involving over 450 activities in sport, culture and Human Rights

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Portuguese university offers course to build capacity of professionals working with refugees

Portuguese university offers course to build capacity of professionals working with refugees

Students will develop competences in areas including diversity and innovation, education and development, health and development, and culture and identity

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Les Dégommeuses tournament to show support for refugees

Les Dégommeuses tournament to show support for refugees

The tournament is set to follow the success of last year’s Foot For Freedom festival and celebrate game as a tool for inclusion

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New gender equality plan launched for clubs in Rosario

New gender equality plan launched for clubs in Rosario

‘Clubes por la Igualdad’ proposes a collaborative work between the clubs of the city to address stereotypes around gender roles

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Botswana to host conference on women and sport

Botswana to host conference on women and sport

IWG’s World Conference is a platform of reflection that gives the world of women and sport an opportunity to discuss issues affecting them

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Roma athletes have a proud tradition

Roma athletes have a proud tradition

On International Roma Day, the Fare network celebrated Roma culture and the contribution Roma athletes make to sport

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UEFA President champions social fairplay in Helsinki

UEFA President champions social fairplay in Helsinki

First time at senior level, sexism and homophobia were mentioned as issues to be tackled

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Glasgow City women’s team unveil new kit with role model statement

Glasgow City women’s team unveil new kit with role model statement

The lack of media coverage of women’s sport has been highlighted in a message on a new away kit for Glasgow City women’s team.

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Sporting clubs in Canberra encouraged to embrace intersex and transgender people

Sporting clubs in Canberra encouraged to embrace intersex and transgender people

The event comes after the launch of a new guide to help organisations that may be grappling with gender issues

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Barcelona city council to fly Romani flag for the first time in history

Barcelona city council to fly Romani flag for the first time in history

“These actions are a way of starting to pay the huge debt we have with the Roma people.” said Jaume Asens, Mayor of Barcelona

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Pioneering conference to power on women’s football in Russia

Pioneering conference to power on women’s football in Russia

Leading experts on women’s football will look at opportunities to develop the game

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL ‘Women’s Football in South East and East Asia’ conference kicks-off

DISCOVER FOOTBALL ‘Women’s Football in South East and East Asia’ conference kicks-off

Participants include representatives of the Papua New Guinea, Lao, Bhutan and Tonga Football Association and experts from FIFA and FIFPRO

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English group Women In Football urges FA to “educate” managers after David Moyes “slap” threat

English group Women In Football urges FA to “educate” managers after David Moyes “slap” threat

“We are deeply disappointed and concerned by the threatening language used” said a WIF statement

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Cape Verde holds first conference on women and sport

Cape Verde holds first conference on women and sport

The event was organised as part of a larger movement that aims to promote gender equality in the country

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Black players, coaches and leaders recognised through Black List

Black players, coaches and leaders recognised through Black List

Some of the leading names in English football will be present at a unique celebration of the achievements of the black community tonight for the Football Black List

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Spanish sports body expresses concern over anti-pregnancy clause

Spanish sports body expresses concern over anti-pregnancy clause

The clause restricting motherhood is often imposed by clubs to younger sportswomen, who are less aware of their rights

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‘The Balotelli Generation’, new book looks at inclusion and belonging in Italian football and society

‘The Balotelli Generation’, new book looks at inclusion and belonging in Italian football and society

A new book from writer and lecturer Max Mauro explores issues of inclusion and identity in Italy through what are known as ‘The Balotelli generation’

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Refugees play for inclusion in Israel

Refugees play for inclusion in Israel

Top Israeli players and youth teams meet at the Holot refugee detention centre in Negev to visit the centre and play a friendly match

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Polish FA head accused of sexism

Polish FA head accused of sexism

Zbigniew Boniek has caused controversy this week following comments made to a female football administrator on social media

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Combatting hate speech in sport

Combatting hate speech in sport

Registration for online training is now open

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GMadrid Sports opens registration for Pride Games 2017

GMadrid Sports opens registration for Pride Games 2017

The ninth edition of the multisport event will take place between 23-25 June across different venues of the Spanish capital

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Football and gender equality programme to reach 60,000 children in Uruguay

Football and gender equality programme to reach 60,000 children in Uruguay

Workshops and capacity trainings will be promoted as part of the programme to coaches, club directors, referees and parents

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Licra hosts football tournament to unite refugee and student communities in Paris

Licra hosts football tournament to unite refugee and student communities in Paris

The tournament initiative was followed by a conference on how sport and culture can help fight racism

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Refugee Cup hoping to build bridges in Brazil

Refugee Cup hoping to build bridges in Brazil

110 refugee athletes will represent their countries of origin and play football to shed light on how sport can foster their inclusion

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Sport stands together to fight racism

Sport stands together to fight racism

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is annually observed on 21 March

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Public outrage as Brazilian club signs goalkeeper convicted of killing his girlfriend

Public outrage as Brazilian club signs goalkeeper convicted of killing his girlfriend

The announcement drew anger from the family of the victim, Eliza Samudio, and women’s rights groups

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Jordan FA inaugurate first women’s stadium ahead of 2018 Asian Cup

Jordan FA inaugurate first women’s stadium ahead of 2018 Asian Cup

Jordan will become the first Middle East nation to host a top Asian women’s football tournament

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2017 Etnoliga kicks-off in Warsaw

2017 Etnoliga kicks-off in Warsaw

Etnoliga, the biggest cross-cultural football event in Eastern Europe with over 250 players from over 50 countries, kicks-off in Warsaw

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UNITED action week against racism 2017

UNITED action week against racism 2017

Organisations across Europe are preparing activities to mark the European Action Week Against Racism

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Patrizia Panico becomes first woman to coach an Italian men’s team

Patrizia Panico becomes first woman to coach an Italian men’s team

For the first time in Italian history, a female coach will lead a male team as Patrizia Panico leads the Azzuri Under-16s

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Newly restructured women’s football league ‘Brasileirão Femenino’ kicks-off in Brazil

Newly restructured women’s football league ‘Brasileirão Femenino’ kicks-off in Brazil

The recently re-launched women’s football league in Brazil began their season last weekend

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Captain of amateur team hospitalised after defending team-mate from racism

Captain of amateur team hospitalised after defending team-mate from racism

Gianluca Cigna, who captains nell’ Atletico Villaretto, in the Turin third division, was taken to hospital in a serious condition after a racist attack on team-mate

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Chadian student killed in Kazan by football hooligans

Chadian student killed in Kazan by football hooligans

The student was the victim of a premeditated racist attack by 19-year-old Roman Khalilov

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FIFA set independent advisory board of human rights experts

FIFA set independent advisory board of human rights experts

The board is scheduled to meet at least twice a year to provide advice on issues relevant for the implementation of FIFA’s human rights responsibilities

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Football3 to empower youth in 11 countries

Football3 to empower youth in 11 countries

football3 for respect project will harness the power of the football3 methodology to tackle the challenges of racism, violence and radicalism

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Training of ‘Agents of Change’ for the ‘PsyTool’ project is underway

Training of ‘Agents of Change’ for the ‘PsyTool’ project is underway

Over 50 people begin training with the objective to become ‘agents of change’, as part of the Erasmus+ project PsyTool

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FIFA ‘Live Your Goals’ inspires Roma girls in Bucharest

FIFA ‘Live Your Goals’ inspires Roma girls in Bucharest

Skill sessions, a roundtable and women’s football tournament will fill up the day of activities

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‘Get Inclusive In the Game’ to promote innovative synergies for refugee and female inclusion

‘Get Inclusive In the Game’ to promote innovative synergies for refugee and female inclusion

GIIG promotes voluntary activities in sport that foster the social inclusion of minority groups, equal opportunities and raise awareness of health-enhancing physical activity

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D Word 2 guide launched to increase diversity in the sports media

D Word 2 guide launched to increase diversity in the sports media

The guide offers expert guidance on how to address under-representation across broadcast, written and online media in sport

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FIFA conference to focus on equality and inclusion

FIFA conference to focus on equality and inclusion

Three sessions will address topics including: progressing towards gender equality; men as equal agents of change; and strength in diversity: achieving inclusion in/through sport

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FIFA announce changes that make it easier for young refugees to play

FIFA announce changes that make it easier for young refugees to play

The new regulations mean that FAs registering young players through the FIFA player registration system can assure their name will not be shared

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Fare members available for Erasmus+ partnerships

Fare members available for Erasmus+ partnerships

If you are planning an Erasmus+ bid one of our members can provide a geographical and activity focus that can enhance your partnership

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Footballers in South Africa respond to xenophobic attacks

Footballers in South Africa respond to xenophobic attacks

“The recent attacks on xenophobia are senseless acts of violence” said Premier (Governor) of Guateng David Makhura

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UN Global Goals World Cup to bring football and activism to Nairobi

UN Global Goals World Cup to bring football and activism to Nairobi

24 teams of adolescent girls and women from diverse backgrounds to contest the tournament and raise awareness of the 17 UN Global Goals

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Erasmus Plus P.L.A.Y! project kicks-off in Helsinki

Erasmus Plus P.L.A.Y! project kicks-off in Helsinki

P.L.A.Y! is a three-year European project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union focused on promoting grassroots sport to improve school success and social inclusion

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Rad Belgrade stadium temporarily closed over fans’ monkey chants

Rad Belgrade stadium temporarily closed over fans’ monkey chants

“I’ve been suffering racist abuse during the entire 90 minutes and also was upset by the home players, who supported that.” said Everton Luiz

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Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club coach to become the first female in the AFC Champions League

Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club coach to become the first female in the AFC Champions League

Chan Yuen-ting will make history as the first woman ever to guide a men’s team in a continental competition

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Syrian refugee players seek professional career in Turkey

Syrian refugee players seek professional career in Turkey

Syrian athletes are asking Turkish authorities to help them acquire sporting licenses enabling them to play professionally

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Community football campaign awards £100,000 to Mexican group

Community football campaign awards £100,000 to Mexican group

Fútbol Matters creates safe spaces for children to play football, built by young leaders whilst teaching them skills to support their future employability

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Arsenal FC to host fourth Healthy Stadia conference

Arsenal FC to host fourth Healthy Stadia conference

10 clubs and 12 research organisations will present emerging trends and good practice on issues around Healthy Stadia

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Danish Players’ Association launch anti-homophobia campaign

Danish Players’ Association launch anti-homophobia campaign

Team captains will wear rainbow armbands and players wearing rainbow shoe laces at matches. Fans and clubs will also be called to take action.

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Brazilian team takes stand against homophobic ‘bicha’ chant

Brazilian team takes stand against homophobic ‘bicha’ chant

“No! No we are not afraid of your homofobia disguised as banter!” is the new slogan of Rio Claro FC

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Italian conference calls for more opportunities for refugees in sport

Italian conference calls for more opportunities for refugees in sport

The session explored how Europe is integrating refugees and also looked at national issues

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UK report calls on sport authorities to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ to homophobic abuse

UK report calls on sport authorities to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ to homophobic abuse

The report recommends immediate and lengthy bans on supporters who display homophobic attitudes at matches

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FC Paris Arc-En-Ciel celebrate diversity with FvH event

FC Paris Arc-En-Ciel celebrate diversity with FvH event

Six Parisian men’s and women’s teams will meet for a day of football and LGBT rights

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Second FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme comes to an end

Second FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme comes to an end

The initiative was introduced to increase the number of female leaders and role models within football

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FvH Cup marks 10th anniversary of Spanish LGBT sports club

FvH Cup marks 10th anniversary of Spanish LGBT sports club

A month-long of activities and celebrations will mark the achievements of GMadrid Sports

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EU project aims to develop tools to tackle challenges in sport using sport psychology techniques

EU project aims to develop tools to tackle challenges in sport using sport psychology techniques

PsyTool a tool being developed to be used as learning platform to tackle discrimination and other issues in sport

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Brazilian campaign enlists fans to tackle discrimination in football

Brazilian campaign enlists fans to tackle discrimination in football

A series of films featuring some of the country’s most famous actors call on fans to promote respect and tolerance

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Football v Homophobia Month of Action kicks-off

Football v Homophobia Month of Action kicks-off

Events across Europe will mark the month-long campaign

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Athletes speak out in shock at Trump ban on Muslims

Athletes speak out in shock at Trump ban on Muslims

A growing number of American athletes have spoken against the ban on individuals from some Muslim countries traveling to the US announced by President Donald Trump over the weekend

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Brazilian reports show the levels of exclusion of women and ethnic minorities in football leadership

Brazilian reports show the levels of exclusion of women and ethnic minorities in football leadership

5 women in senior roles and 3 minority coaches

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India’s first-ever academy for women referees inaugurated

India’s first-ever academy for women referees inaugurated

The academy will help Indian footballers interested in refereeing become world class referees

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UNESCO launch anti-discrimination campaign in Spanish football

UNESCO launch anti-discrimination campaign in Spanish football

The campaign will promote the values of respect, diversity and tolerance as steps to prevent discrimination

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Pioneering league defies gender segregation in India

Pioneering league defies gender segregation in India

Against a backdrop where segregation starts in school, the initiative aims to spark discussions on gender roles and equality

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Spanish National Sports Council pledge to increase LGBT visibility in sports

Spanish National Sports Council pledge to increase LGBT visibility in sports

The pledge was made during a meeting led by Fare member COLEGAS, just a few weeks before the start of the Football v Homophobia campaign

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Football People event wins European award

Football People event wins European award

Romanian sports club Supersport won the European Society for Education award for Inspiring Practices

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Indian champions Bengaluru FC take stand against sexual attacks

Indian champions Bengaluru FC take stand against sexual attacks

The team wore pink jerseys in support of women in their match against Shillong Lajong FC

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No equal access for migrant and ethnic minority volunteers to sports clubs, study says

No equal access for migrant and ethnic minority volunteers to sports clubs, study says

Women are the most underrepresented group, both on what regards their access to sports clubs and on voluntary commitment

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Sydney tournament inspires social change

Sydney tournament inspires social change

Newly arrived youth will come together to play for inclusion and help build cohesive societies

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Former Germany striker Cacau unveiled as integration ambassador

Former Germany striker Cacau unveiled as integration ambassador

The German Football Association (DFB) has appointed former Germany striker Cacau as their integration ambassador

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Rome refugee teams play tournament for social inclusion

Rome refugee teams play tournament for social inclusion

Fare member Liberi Nantes and Football People weeks group Atletico Diritti will promote the right of refugees to play an active part in society

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Orlando City SC dedicate section in stadium to Pulse shooting victims

Orlando City SC dedicate section in stadium to Pulse shooting victims

The club unveiled 49 rainbow-colored seats in its new stadium as a tribute to the victims and their families

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Düsseldorf hosts EGLSF conference on migration and diversity

Düsseldorf hosts EGLSF conference on migration and diversity

The conference will present a platform for an international exchange on topics around migration and diversity in sport

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Chelsea football fans convicted of racism in Paris metro

Chelsea football fans convicted of racism in Paris metro

Four men given suspended prison sentences and ordered to pay €10,000 to man pushed off Métro carriage

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In memory of Papero

In memory of Papero

Howard Holmes, Fare Board member and FURD founder, pays tribute to fan activist Andrea Papero, who died earlier this week

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SOVA centre listing as ‘foreign agent’ is counter-productive, says Fare

SOVA centre listing as ‘foreign agent’ is counter-productive, says Fare

According to an official announcement on Russia’s Justice Ministry website SOVA is the latest prominent NGO to be blacklisted

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Mobile application encourages Albanian football fans to empower women

Mobile application encourages Albanian football fans to empower women

The app gives fans a chance to play quizzes in real time and offline, while learning about gender equality

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