Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling criticises media coverage of black footballers after being racially abused by Chelsea supporters.
International conference on refugees in football brings together policy makers, NGOs, grassroots groups, refugees and sports providers in Warsaw, Poland.
UEFA announces groundbreaking seven-year sponsorship deal with Visa dedicated to women’s football.
Fare and Football v Homophobia will support organisations across Europe with small grants to challenge prejudice during the month of action in February.
More than fifty percent of football fans around the world have witnessed racist abuse at a match, a new report has revealed.
In a significant, perhaps groundbreaking, move for women in football leadership Susanna Dinnage will become the first woman to run the Premier League.
The various fan groups around Europe brought their own twist to the Football People weeks, with creative events bringing activism to the forefront of the campaign. The Football People weeks are Europe’s largest social change movement in sport, involving over 100,000 people including national associations, FAs, professional clubs and grassroots organisations around the world. Included…
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during October 2018. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA…
EUROCLIO and Fare seeking contributors to be part of a unique experience which will bring football history to life in classrooms around Europe.
Be INSPIREd Wydarzenie jest częścią projektu INSPIRE, który przybliża europejskie rozwiązania w zakresie integracji uchodźców przez sport. W ramach finansowanego ze środków Unii Europejskiej projektu opracowano zestaw narzędzi z modułami szkoleniowymi, przykładami najlepszych praktyk i zaleceniami dla organizacji sportowych i praktyków w środowiskach lokalnych. Głównym celem 12-miesięcznego projektu było zidentyfikowanie potrzeb uchodźców i barier w…
Eir Soccer, founders of the Global Goals World Cup, are looking to recruit 12 female volunteer ambassador coaches for Copenhagen project.
The need to increase the number of opportunities for women to enjoy and be a part of football has once again been a prime focus of this year’s Football People weeks.
European Parliament passes resolution denouncing the lack of serious action against neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups in both Europe and European sport.
UEFA have chosen to use a photo from the Armenian NGO ‘Youth Initiatives Promotion Center’ as promotional material for their match day adverts for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
LGBT rights are once again a major focus of the Football People weeks in 2018, as organisations around the world come together to promote LGBTQI inclusion in football.
European football governing body UEFA continues to show its support to the Football People weeks with more activities planned during a comprehensive round of UEFA club competition games to come.
Sexual orientation and sexual identity are still taboo subjects in Polish sport, in almost every discipline. Non-heteronormative people are invisible and the nation’s culture, especially sport culture, does little to help create the conditions to help them come out of the closet. “Homo-les-bi-transphobia in sport is neither talked nor written about: media and sport institutions…
We speak to Syrian refugee and ex-professional footballer Raed Bko about his journey and his role on the panel of Kompass and One Young World The Hague’s #FootballPeople event in Den Haag.
UEFA’s focus on the fight for equality, diversity and inclusion in European football continues with the launch of a collection of good practices provided by UEFA member associations.
The support given to the campaign grows every year. Activists, clubs, national associations and leading football stars all come together to back the campaign and wear Football People t-shirts, with the images disseminated to thousands across social media. Campaign packs are available to groups who want to run activities under the Football People branding in October. A campaign…
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during September 2018. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA…
More than 4,500 people are expected to attend 25 separate activities held by 15 different organisations in Turkey, with some of the major professional football clubs also pledging their support together with the Turkish national federation. Turkish giants Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Beşiktaş are just some of the professional clubs taking part in Fare’s #FootballPeople weeks,…
Some of football’s biggest names will join a social change movement of over 100,000.
Amateur club ASD Polisportiva Atletico Diritti will host a football tournament during the 2018 #FootballPeople weeks to mark the fifth anniversary of the 60 refugee children who died trying to cross the Mediterranean by boat five years ago.
A new educational resource kit which can be used to educate young people against discrimination and to celebrate difference has been launched by the Fare network.
The sports media will come together today at the #DWord3 conference organised by BCOMS (Black Collective of Media in Sport) to address under-representation of women, ethnic minorities, LGBT+ and those with disabilities in the industry.
The life of Emma Clarke, Britain’s first black female football pioneer, will be celebrated at an event at The Royal Society of Arts on Tuesday October 30th as part of the 2018 #FootballPeople weeks.
Integration of refugees through football conference to take place in Warsaw, Poland.
How major sporting events can leave behind a meaningful social legacy was the topic of discussion as the Fare network held a panel discussion at the UN Human Rights Council Social Forum in Geneva, Switzerland on October 2nd. The debate focused on what sports event organisers, stakeholders, national associations, governing bodies and athletes can do…
Gill set up the ladies team to offer opportunities for Sikh women to play sport, breaking down cultural and gender barriers to set up a team that has grown to become the UK’s largest Sikh women’s football club. Gill’s efforts quickly attracted attention within the Sikh community and also the wider football world, alerting the…
Fare to organise panel discussion at 2018 UN Human Rights Council Social Forum in Geneva on 2nd October 2018 on social legacy through sports.
HODI was given the award on Sunday in London “for their work empowering adolescent girls through football.” Noor Abdulkadir of HODI said, “This award is an important recognition… it means the work we are doing is important and it gives a lot of confidence to young women in northern Kenya that we are on the…
The Centre for Access to Sport (CAFE) have announced an international conference to take place in Bilbao on 16-17 November bringing together key stakeholders from across football focused on disability inclusion.
Dutch civil rights organisation Kompass will hold panel discussions focusing on LGBT rights and racism in football during this year’s #FootballPeople weeks
As part of the INSPIRE project, partners Fundacja dla Wolności have been running football sessions for asylum seekers throughout the summer at Podkowa Leśna-Dębak, a centre for foreigners close to Warsaw.
To celebrate the #FootballPeople weeks enter our competition to win a signed poster of African football legend Yaya Toure.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during August 2018. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA…
Last night’s game between Georgia and Latvia was the first opportunity to gage reaction to Kashia, the national team captain, since he became the inaugural winner of the UEFA #EqualGame award – an award bestowed for his vocal and powerful support for LGBT equality. And events off the field soon transformed the game into a…
The 12-month project began in January 2018 and its focus is aimed at identifying refugees’ needs for and barriers to participation in local sport activities, supporting the provision of sporting activities and providing opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers at grassroots sport level, while developing a transferable methodology based on the findings. Particular emphasis for…
The event on October 14th in Berlin will be a networking event aimed at increasing the number of female coaches in German football. The theme of the workshop will be to discuss how to get more women in Berlin and the surrounding area into coaching. Through the initial workshop day during the #FootballPeople weeks the…
Ahead of Serie A club Lazio’s opening league game of the season against Napoli, Lazio ultras handed out flyers banning women from the first ten rows of the Curva Nord section of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. 🗞️ Lazio ultras want to ban women from ‘sacred’ Curva Nord section of their stadium: https://t.co/0siY7mEfzb — Fare…
UEFA have given the inaugural #EqualGame award to Georgian national team player Guram Kashia.
The III edition of the Latin American festival will focus on pushing to level the playing field
“ALL IN: Towards gender balance in sport” is calling for project resources as part of a joint project involving the European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (COE).
The award is the first to recognise the efforts of Japanese youth looking to work in Japan and overseas to empower and bring communities together and promote social inclusion
A total of 150 participants joined the discussions on how to promote and develop adapted sports and best practice in the field
The forum will use the momentum and success of the 2018 Copa América Femenina to fight for recognition, legitimacy and respect in the women’s game
The Black Collective of Media in Sport will hold its one-day conference, the D Word 3, during this year’s #FootballPeople weeks.
RESPONSIBALL will host its inaugural forum aimed at addressing key issues around refugee integration and sport on November 8th in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during July 2018. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA…
Queer Football Fans will host their annual international conference in Royal The Hague in the Netherlands in September 2018, with support from the Fare network.
Fare member organisation Chrazaszczyki Sports Club has held the first phase of its Women*’s Football Academy community project, the first initiative of its kind in Poland.
The event will bring together representatives of the sport industry and will present the guidelines of the BRISWA course syllabus
Internacionalna mreža za antidiskriminaciju i inkluziju u fudbalu Fare Network objavila je poziv za dodjelu malih grantova za oktobarske sedmice akcije “Football People Action Weeks”, koje će se održavati u periodu između 11. i 25. oktobra 2018. godine
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during June 2018. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eyewitness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA…
The reality faced by refugees in Russia took centre stage in Red Square through a football tournament organised by Fare and the Russian Civic Assistance Committee
The club caters to women of all ages
The #FootballPeople small grants are back to support hundreds of projects across Europe
There have been some shocking things taking place at the World Cup. We need to talk about sexism in football.
Commonly known as the “Migrants Cup” the annual tournament is also one of Europe’s highlights of social interventions in sport during summer
Fare is taking the unusual step of responding to the offensive comments made by Lord Sugar about the Senegal team.
For #WorldRefugeeDay the Fare network has named a World Cup 2018 Refugee XI, a team of players from refugee backgrounds playing at the World Cup.
SAVEit partners meet in Colorno, Italy, to discuss the project and its deliverables ahead of the launch of the toolkit, video game and e-learning platform
A movement of gay football fan groups in Germany are set to launch a campaign to highlight the challenges and exclusion the LGBT+ community faces under Russian law.
Fare has launched three initiatives in Russia this summer – a Diversity Guide, a Diversity House initiative and a WhatsApp emergency hotline.
The Fare roundtable event “Inclusion and respect is a right” on ethnic minority women in football took place this week in Berlin (30 May 2018).
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2018.
New report on discrimination in Russian football highlights increase in the number of discriminatory chants inside stadiums.
The report aims to engage with stakeholders about the role that social responsibility plays at UEFA, show how social responsibility in football can foster sustainable development, and measure performance
FIFA has fined the Russian FA CHF 30,000 for racist chants by fans in a March friendly with France
The deal includes pay parity, equal prize money, equal rights for image use and, most notably, parity across travel while representing New Zealand for both male and female players
The Women*’s Football Academy consists of weekly free football training sessions for women and girls of all skill levels, age, background, sexual orientation and identification
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during April 2018.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during March 2018
Frauen mit Migrationshintergrund gehören zu den am häufigsten benachteiligten Bevölkerungsgruppen in Europa.
Planning for October 2018 has started early this year with the launch of the Event Grants scheme
Two questionnaires have been designed to collect opinions and experiences from migrants and sports providers
The initiative is calling on the media, clubs and sponsors working in football to incorporate gender issues into their agendas and business strategies
The study will provide an empirical base and useful knowledge to develop new preventive approaches and educational strategies to combat discrimination and to facilitate access to sport
92 associations were involved the in project whose main goal was to prevent discrimination through awareness and informative activities
Grants awarded in Austria, Finland, Poland and Ukraine
The day combats the exclusion of Roma people and at the same time celebrating the culture of Europe’s largest ethnic minority
A total of seven panels will address topics including fan cultures, football and identity and tackling discrimination
Etnoliga is a long-term social programme since 2005 that is based on activation of diverse communities through football
‘No Fue un Juego’ is the result of a joint work between the sports journalist Leonardo Albajari and the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires to compile football stories during the Holocaust
In mixed teams, Arab and Jewish players played under the slogan “Let’s kick sexism and racism out of football”
The monthly tournament is organised by UK not for profit Aniko to empower refugees and displaced people through football
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during February 2018
On International Women’s Day we highlight groundbreaking victories for women’s football and how many across the globe are pushing for equality
“This is an important step towards the acceptance of sexual and gender diversity” said Carlos Gascón, Vice-director of the Sports Council professional sports
Kick It Out has released a film featuring players from every Premier League club aimed at promoting LGBT inclusion as the FvH month of action draws to an end
The match was played under the motto “Colours of the Rainbow” and was the first anti-homophobia event to get the support of the Israel Football Association
The event aims debate ways to tackle the problem through the expertise and experience of international guests as former player Christian Karembeu
Further discussions on football’s role in supporting the development and personal empowerment of ethnic minority women
Join us for this important event in Bucharest. Fill in the application form by March 5th.
The club’s approach comes after the creation of a dedicated working group on women’s issues within its structures
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during January 2018
Across the world referees are not hearing the protests of black players when they point out racial abuse
The guide is meant to be used as a practical tool for activists and NGO volunteers, fans, journalists and the wider society to recognise discriminatory symbols in football
The report analyses discussions and comments on social media channels during 20 matches of the Spanish 2016/17 and 2017/2018 football seasons, until 30 January 2018.
The story highlights how football can help develop the potential of youth migrants and refugees in difficulty and further their social inclusion
At the meeting, partners discussed steps and adjusted procedures of the preparation stage
The event will use the heightened media attention around the UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 to open a national debate on the topic
Conference will be held under the heading of ‘Pass it on – Hope through football’ and will touch on how equal opportunities in sport can impact on real societal changes
Vous écrivez bien, vous comprenez les réseaux sociaux et vous voulez changer le monde…
Du kannst schreiben, du verstehst die sozialen Medien und du will die Welt verändern…
You can write, you understand social media and you want to change the world…
Throughout two-days, speakers, moderators and facilitators will share best practice and stimulating innovative ideas within the Corporate Social Responsibility sector
The month-long campaign supports activities to make football and its structures inclusive to all, and increasing the participation and representation of LGBT+ people in football
Total Football Total Access aims to encourage the football family to celebrate the wider inclusion of disabled people
Clubs and football fans across Europe will join thousands across the world to mark the International Holocaust memorial Day and remember the victims of the Holocaust
Project partners met in Gaia to discuss the next steps of the project, which include the implementation of tools to create ‘Leaders in Values’ that can foster social values in grassroots sport
Throughout one year, the ten awarded organisations will receive guidance to expand and amplify their impact in promoting intercultural dialogue
Through the campaign the club will be working with organisations and individuals at home and abroad raising awareness of and educating about anti-Semitism in football
SheFootball is a annual festival comprised of a football tournament, educational talks and workshops
To prepare for the change at sports stadiums, the kingdom has designated “family sections” in the stands for women, separated by barriers from the male-only crowd
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2017
Tackle discrimination in football or use football as a tool to address exclusion in society