An Istanbul court instructed the TFF to pay 7,200€ in compensation for their treatment of Dinçdağ.
Campaigners and government bodies outraged call for exemplary sanctions
Sve nevladine organizacije koje se bave promicanjem ljudskih prava, neformalne skupine, navijačke skupine, udruge mladih i ostali su pozvani da predlože aktivnosti i apliciraju za jedan od dvadeset manjih grantova u vrijednosti do 400 eura. Predložene aktivnosti bi trebale da budu u skladu sa ciljevima kampanje Mjeseca borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije u nogometu, praveći nogomet…
The number of racist displays by Russian football fans has doubled to 92 with most cases going unpunished
Sve nevladine organizacije koje se bave promicanjem ljudskih prava, neformalne grupe, navijačke grupe, udruženja mladih i ostali su pozvani da predlože aktivnosti i apliciraju za jedan od dvadeset manjih grantova u vrijednosti do 400 eura. Predložene aktivnosti bi trebale da budu u skladu sa ciljevima kampanje Mjeseca borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije u fudbalu, praveći…
Sve nevladine organizacije koje se bave promicanjem ljudskih prava, neformalne grupe, navijačke grupe, udruženja mladih i ostali su pozvani da predlože aktivnosti i apliciraju za jedan od dvadeset manjih grantova u vrednosti do 400 evra. Predložene aktivnosti bi trebale da budu u skladu sa ciljevima kampanje Meseca borbe protiv homofobije i transfobije u fudbalu, praveći…
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during November 2015
Sporting initiatives worldwide will further the far-reaching benefits of the practice of sport to empower women
Formal and informal groups can apply for one of twenty small grants up to the value of €400 each
Balon Mundial ONLUS and Vetomat Association are holding a day of activities on best practice to further the social inclusion of migrants
Rabbi was a mainstay of Sheffield United and a vital part of English football until 1895
The measure is aimed at aiding humanitarian efforts in Europe through the United Nations refugee agency and Football United.
The plan was put forward by FIFA ExCo member Moya Dodd
A tournament in Hong Kong will raise awareness and funds for refugees and asylum-seekers living at the margin of society
Fare is also looking for observers to join the team for the 2016/2017 season.
Donations, sporting and educational projects in England and refugee camps in Jordan and Iraq have been at the centre of the CSR work of the English club
The resource was complied as part of a project launched during the 2014 Football People weeks
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during October 2015
Italian Football Federation president has denied he is homophobic or anti-semitic
Workshops will promote a violence and discrimination free football among the next generation of fans.
The report concluded that “a form of institutional discrimination” was continuing to limit opportunities.
United many fan groups opposed discrimination
CAFE second international conference will bring together stakeholders from different areas to discuss best practice solutions to improve disabled supporters’ experience at match days
Awareness raising initiatives at grassroots and professional football will foster the inclusion of refugees through the practice of sport and promotion of volunteering
Over 80 pupils completed a series of challenges to win ‘Fairtrade Footballs’ to donate to children in Zambia through the ‘Africa on the Ball’ scheme
The gathering discussed the damaging effect of discriminatory behaviour on the football culture and agreed to outline an overarching strategy to address the problem
A video shows a group of Dynamo Kyiv fans attack four black supporters standing a few meters from them.
Guest blog: Nasima Bokova tells of the adventure of a group of Muslim women challenging cultural barriers in Moscow, during the Football People weeks.
Through their ‘No To Racism’ initiative UEFA reiterate their support to the Fare action weeks, engaging top-fly players, football giants and millions around the world.
Nearly 100 UEFA matches dedicated to Fare
Groups across Europe have been working on initiatives with the aim of ensuring that everyone has a chance to be involved in football
A Football People branded van will take coaches, goals and other equipment to disenfranchised youth and migrants in Ireland in a move to boost inclusion.
Nearly 100 Jewish and Arab children came together for a day of football and inclusion activities, days before a series of attacks soared tensions in Israel.
Initiatives will champion LGBT rights in an effort to increase the visibility of and create safe spaces for the rainbow community in football.
Campaigns, conferences and other football initiatives will challenge glass ceilings in women’s football during the Fare action weeks.
‘Buly’ tells the story of two teenagers going through different challenges, such as discrimination, and is looking to become an educational resource to combat social exclusion.
National and international level conferences will use football to address sensitive societal issues around discrimination and glass ceilings during the Football People weeks.
The Football People weeks will see thousands of activities take place between 8-22 October and the support of leading stars highlight football’s contribution to multi-ethnic and diverse societies.
PARIS, FRANCE — Activists representing the organisations that delivered the last four Pride Houses are travelling to Paris, France for a Pride House Summit to be held on October 10, 2015. The meeting, which is part of the FARE #footballpeople Action Weeks, is open to all interested parties, and is intended to build on the…
Featuring over 40 different initiatives, the database highlights a wide range of activities carried out across Europe to welcome refugees through football opportunities.
There are a number of ways of how you can get involved. Be inspired and take action now!
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during September 2015.
‘Women and Football Working Day’ on 17 Oct.
We want to see the #FOOTBALLPEOPLE movement everywhere and through your lenses. Join the Fare action weeks photo competition and take a stand against discrimination.
Grassroots activists make refugees welcome by providing newcomers with sporting opportunities to help find a place in their new communities.
Fare is looking to recruit a Global Monitoring and Development Officer to implement a new initiative in world football that creates a global anti-discrimination observer scheme
‘Refugees are my football family’ aims to raise funds and collect football related material to distribute to refugees in Calais.
Members of the LGBT fan groups umbrella organisation QFF addressed their concerns over human rights abuse in Russia and Qatar, the hosting countries of the upcoming 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
The Europe-wide initiative includes a high-level conference on sport and physical activity, a communications campaign and a series of sports events that will take place across Europe.
„Fußball ist Fußball und Politik bleibt Politik!“. Wer sich mit der Fankultur im Fußball befasst, hat dieses Credo garantiert schon einmal gehört. Doch was wie eine Binsenweisheit klingt, erweist sich bei näherer Betrachtung als weit weniger harmlos.
The festival provides an environment in which people from different backgrounds and cultures can share their passion and compete in a respectful way
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during August 2015.
German supporters, clubs, and DFB show their support for the hundreds of thousands of refugees
Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia call for supporters to refrain from displaing racist symbols.
Until 9 September groups can apply for seed funding to run activities during the Fare action weeks in October
Conferences, sports festivals, educational interventions and a travelling roadshow will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine
Launched to coincide with the start of the new football season, the campaign highlights the positive sides of being a football fan in Scotland
The free mobile app, which now includes the ability to attach video, photo and audio evidence, is available on iOS and Android devices.
German FA work with professional and grassroots football clubs to support inclusion projects for refugees living in Germany.
PrideHouse Rio is a comprehensive initiative looking to advance LGBT inclusion in Brazil during the 2016 Olympics.
With the club wants to provide a specialised point of contact for people who are affected by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and have questions or require related support.
The Fare network expressed its concerns over the recent comments by the President of the Polish FA, Zbigniew Boniek about Never Again.
Organizacja Fare wydała oświadczenie w sprawie kampanii oczerniania przez prezesa PZPN Zbigniewa Bońka stowarzyszenia “Nigdy Więcej”
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during July 2015. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred. All reports have been brought to Fare’s attention through eye-witness or media accounts. A Fare observer scheme is also currently at place at UEFA…
The small grants programme is open to grassroots organisations to implement local activities that promote social inclusion through football
Anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and far-right banners were unfurled by ultras groups during the Viktoria Plzeň and Slavia Prague match.
Dedicated matches and football clinics for youngsters will take place over the next four years in Europe, the Americas and Asia to further gender equality through the sport.
The attack follows a series of similar incidents in France. In February, the French team Les Dégommeuses was subjected to homophobic abuse.
Officials remind Russian football authorities that more needs to be done to combat racism following Frimpong’s punishment
The conference will look at solutions to a more accessible and inclusive sport for disabled people in Europe and activities around the UEFA EURO 2016.
Participating teams will go on a football tour from Beirut to different rural areas of Lebanon to play football and attend football-related courses on gender equality and social development.
Days after the Ufa midfielder was racially abused, a new row over discrimination emerged highlighting the extent of far-right involvement in fan groups
The report looks at how football can contribute to the sustainable development of society.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during June 2015.
Ahead of the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship, the national teams of Israel and England held a joint training session to promote the sport and its positive values.
Stakhovsky is quoted by Ukrainian sports website XSport.ua as saying:”On the WTA tour, almost every other player is a lesbian. So I for sure won’t send my daughter to play tennis.”
“We’re calling on the Cork County Board to issue a statement asking the fans to desist because it’s a flag of hatred” said SARI international and education officer Ken McCue
This year’s Greek Cup final was used as an opportunity to send across a message against bullying and for inclusion.
Under the agreement the two organisations will work together to support and help develop CSR programmes of football clubs
On Saturday 3 July Fare will make a presentation and officially launch the Football People action weeks
The initiative will provide support to women across the globe who are looking to become future leaders in football
Anti-discrimination campaigns were launched in Chile in the wake of a series of discriminatory incidents in Central and South American football in 2014 and 2015
A pool of €20,000 has been made available to fund events that have the potential to be the highlights of the Football People weeks and generate a positive long-term impact
The player is among 20 celebrities that are giving voice to a UN campaign to spread awareness about the World Refugee Day and the plight of the forcibly displaced
Campaigners and football bodies are building on the success of the World Cup and previous events to increase the popularity of the game
The Italian anti-racist tournament will address for the first time LGBT discrimination. Fans and teams are invited to join the tournament and conference
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2015. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
Some of Europe’s leading campaigners against discrimination will meet at Camp Nou for a day of debates and discussions.
“Players are role models. If they send out the wrong messages, how can there be behavioural change in a young players?” said Thomas Hitzlsperger.
53,058 people attended the opening match between the tournament hosts and China
Participating teams and special guests stressed the importance of the initiative to raise awareness of homophobia and promote LGBT rights.
“The increase of women’s participation and the broader geographical representation will encourage more inclusive decision making,” says the IOC president.
Organisations and decision-makers are looking to strengthen and create collaborations in Ibero-America for projects with a strong social impact.
High level political speakers and leaders of the sports establishment will participate with the objective of drawing on international experience
Panellists will look at the need to propel activities to pro-actively tackle discrimination against the LGBT community in football
The campaign follows the model of last year’s ground-breaking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and is looking to make the football initiative viral.
The new comic book remembers the story of the South African-born player Albert Johanneson, 50 years after he became the first black player to appear in an FA Cup final
A new video was recently launched highlighting the team’s unity, multiculturalism and strive to achieve the same goals
‘Play against racism’ is the motto of the Childrens Champions Cup supported by international football stars, such as Branislav Ivanovic and Wesley Sneijder.
The plan reflects the findings made during eight consultation forums delivered by The FA across several Asian communities in England in 2014.
A motion of no confidence in Belloli was passed at a LND meeting, whilst similar steps were taken by the Italian FA.
The day aims to advance women’s football in the region as well as prometo the participation of women and girls in sport for a healthy lifestyle
‘Perspectives on racism and discrimination in Russian football’ addressed questions which frame key issues for Russian policy makers
The action days also aimed to instil confidence and the football values of fair-play, respect and team spirit in the children.
The sexists and homophobic remarks made have shocked and outraged Italy
Campaigners and football leaders call for demonstrations against discrimination and in support of women’s football
The event will bring together the sporting community and the general public to promote the rights of female athletes in sport
The Captains of Change initiative is helping the Macedonian FA is create equal opportunities for people with disabilities in football
An homophobic banner displayed at the Sarajevo derby showed why human rights groups have raised concerns about attacks on the LGBT community in Bosnia and Herzegovina
A growing number of sporting bodies have launched campaigns to mark the day.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during April 2015. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
The video is the first of a series of initiatives that the club is organising to address LGBT discrimination in football.
The discussion will be held on 22 May in Moscow
El sistema incluye el despliegue de observadores antidiscriminación encargados de supervisar los partidos e informar de casos de discriminación.
Mit einem neuen Überwachungssystem für die Qualifikationsspiele der FIFA Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft 2018 verstärkt die FIFA ihren Kampf gegen Diskriminierung im Fussball.
The system will cover World Cup qualifying matches and the FIFA Confederations Cup
The ten grants will fund activities including tournaments, campaigns, social gatherings and panel discussions.
The debate looked to address recurrent xenophobic chants in Argentinian football.
Forty students of journalism and media courses participated in a workshop designed to stimulate the interest and knowledge of future media professionals on discrimination in sport.
Guest blog: PhD candidate at King’s College London and editor of FUTBOLGRAD Manuel Veth looks at racism in Russian football through the story of Amkar Perm Russian defender Brian Idowu.
Fare is giving away a pair of tickets for the UEFA Women’s Champions League final. Join our competition to get a chance to see the game.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during March 2015.
Organisers anticipate 70 hours of programming, over the 10 days of the tournament, celebrating sport and encouraging debates on LGBT discrimination
The programme is designed to identify potential women leaders, equip them with the requisite skills and provide additional support for women already in leadership positions.
Ten grants of €400 each will support actions to tackle discrimination of LGBT people as part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Sixty delegates representing government sport programmes in Finland met in Helsinki to discuss the role of sport to promote the social inclusion of immigrants.
Over 100 delegates of LGBT fan groups from Germany, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands met last March at the QFF conference to address homophobia in football.
The initiative aims to unite all 41 CONCACAF Member Associations to celebrate women’s football throughout the region.
The pioneer research is being conducted across all eight provinces of the Andalusia region to map the levels and extent of acceptance/rejection of sexual diversity in the region’s football.
Fare sent two independent observers to be in attendance at the UEFA European Championship qualifier match between Croatia and Norway in late March 2015.
On the International Roma Day, Fare looks at football’s unifying power as a solution to bring about a social change and tackle anti-Roma discrimination.
Iran has said it will allow female fans to attend big sporting events alongside men, overturning a long-standing ban.
Twitter will be the platform for a global conference on the role of sport for gender equality, social inclusion and empowerment as part of the UN Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Bewerben können sich Vereine, Initiativen und Einzelpersonen, die sich im Zeitraum von Juli 2014 bis Juni 2015 im Zusammenhang mit dem Fußball in besonderem Maße für Toleranz und Respekt, für Demokratie und Menschenrechte sowie gegen Diskriminierung,Rassismus und Antisemitismus eingesetzt haben.
An amateur cup is looking to create opportunities for youngsters and bridge gaps furthering inclusion and union across Brazilian cities.
As part of Werder Bremen “For inclusion & diversity” campaign the Bundesliga encounter against Mainz 05 on 4 April will be dedicated to the fight against homophobia.
The two-day conference showcased best practice and experience on football and social responsibility projects delivered European clubs.
Awareness-raising interventions are pointing out the role of professional football in fighting discrimination
ACFC use football to address exclusion and promote sporting opportunities for youth migrants and ethnic minorities living in the suburbs of Aarhus.
All teams playing at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016 will be required to have at least one female coach and medic among their staff.
The documentary tells the story of 11 children aged 11 from 11 different countries preparing to play together the match of their lives.
The discussion also addressed the successes of the campaign in the context of the 2017 UEFA Euro Under-21 Championship and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Numbers revealed a total of 20 racist incidents in Brazilian domestic football, eight targeting Brazilian players outside the country and nine at the World Cup
The DBU event and recent statutory change mirror the FA’s long-standing commitment to challenge discrimination and promote inclusion through football.
Football events across Europe will highlight the UN international day as well and the European Weeks Against Racism.
The pioneer initiative is making available 1.2 million euros to support football and educational projects to enable the inclusion of refugees
The events aim to promote women’s football, increase media coverage of the sport and exchange good practice on female empowerment.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during February 2015.
The meeting will assess the impact of the World Cup across its 12 host cities and draw an action plan to increase the practice of sport in each of them.
Hitting back at comments made by the former Italian football league president Carlo Tavecchio in July last year, a group of refugees and asylum seekers formed ASD Opti Poba.
“With this gesture, we are underlining our commitment on the European stage.” said Club Brugge KF general manager Vincent Mannaert.
Fourteen documentaries from across the world will tell the stories of national teams, fan movements and football legends that led pro-human rights and democracy initiatives in their countries.
One million beermats were distributed across pubs and restaurants of Dortmund reading: “No beer for racists! Football. Beer. Openness to the world.”
Following the incident Cienciano launched an anti-racism video featuring some of the club’s players calling on fans to stop improper behaviour and ‘say no to racism’.
Over the last three weeks, recordings emerged of fans in England and Spain at professional football, chanting sexist abuse and disparaging women.
Fare and FIFA four times Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o will be presented with the third European Medal of Tolerance for “exceptional achievements’’ in tackling discrimination through football
In professional football, reports submitted to Kick It Out have leapt from 136 to 184 with a 65% increase in incidents between 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Over 100 international delegates will join experts to discuss sport activism of the LGBT community, human rights and fighting homophobia in sports
“I couldn’t take it anymore and I only walked off after I kicked the ball away in protest and at the impotence I felt when I could see that no one was doing anything.” said the player
“How many nationalists you need to steal 2 banners? 18.
How many feminists to get them back? 2.”
The report highlights over 200 cases of discriminatory behaviour linked to Russian football over two seasons
The conference will discuss strategies to further grow womens football and increase representation of women in leadership positions
Guest blog: German journalist Nicole Selmer looks at a Brazilian initiative which hired 30 mothers as stewards as a move to counter violence at a local match, exploring stereotypical perceptions of women in football.
Through the experiences of players and football managers the programe addresses racism and the under-representation of ethnic minorities in Dutch football.
The suspensions came as a result of investigations into the racist incident on the Paris Métro on Tuesday afternoon.
Football bodies, fans and politicians have united to condemn Chelsea fans’ racist incident in Paris Métro.
The D Word guide offers the sports media ideas and action points to help tackle low levels of diversity across the industry.
Chelsea fans cause shock as they stop a black Parisian from getting onto a metro train and sing to celebrate their own racism.
The call comes after the former AC Milan manager said that Italy has “no dignity or pride” because it has “too many blacks” in youth teams
Thomas Hitzlesperger joined over 120 football fans that gathered at the UK Football Museum
The online campaign is featuring 41 Duke student-athletes, who through photographs are addressing pejorative and discriminatory terms.
The inclusion programme is part of the wider campaign ‘Fratelli di Sport’ focused on the development of inclusive policies to promote a unified society.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during January 2015.
The former Aston Villa, Lazio and Stuttgart player will join 120 fans in Manchester to discuss homophobia in football.
The goal of the campaign is to engage sporting organisations in promoting an environment free of violence and discrimination across stadiums, changing rooms and terraces.
Guidance booklet translated into Croatian to inform fans, clubs and media about discriminatory signs in football
The festival, which aims to reinforce thesocial work of the Athletic Club Foundation, will feature 10 documentaries from countries such as Brazil, France and the UK.
The initiative, which will run until June 2017, aims to improve the impact and contributes of professional football in social inclusion projects.
A white card will be used by referees to highlight positive practices and ethical behaviour carried out by players, managers and supporters at matches.
The workshops also include information about doping in football and the appropriate use of social media.
During the period, the Belgian organisation will hold a series of events aiming to address homophobia in football and educate supporters, players and clubs on discrimination.
Activities in Belgium, France, Poland and the UK will be promoting positive action against discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity
The anti-discrimination institute renewed a cooperative agreement with the Argentinian FA to monitor matches in professional football.
Camille Abily, Lotta Schelin, Laura Georges and Verónica Boquete will join Steffi Jones as UEFA ambassadors in new development programme
Ahead of an evening training session, players of the LGBT team Les Dégommeuses were subjected to homophobic abuse and physically stopped from entering the pitch.
Fans across the country will join the remembrance of the victims of Nazism through debates, film screenings and music concerts.
The club mentions “unprofessional actions” as the reason to have called off the deal.
The exhibition celebrates the contributes of Jewish people to football in Germany and commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.
On 9 January the Trust presented their newest anti-homophobia banner as part of its long-standing commitment to challenge prejudice.
The three-years research initiative, which provides an insight view on football as a social and cultural phenomenon in Europe, will present its findings on 17 March, in Belgium.
Among the measures discussed by the representatives of the English football to addressed the problem was the introduction of a version of the ‘Rooney Rule’.
Sarah Samir made her debut as the first female referee to officiate a men’s league match in Egypt.
On Monday, 19 January, the United States celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day and across the world the sports family also marked the day.
The programme will help participants develop and implement their projects to progressively open football to a wider range of people from different origins and backgrounds
In Santander, Spain, the amateur team International FC is well-known for its football but a new documentary is now also promoting its work for the inclusion of immigrants in the society.
The African Cup of Nations 2015 is being used as a platform to inform and raise awareness of an international initiative looking to end hunger in Africa.
Ponte Alerta Contra el Racismo speaks to Fare about its works in challenging prejudice and discrimination in Peruvian football.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
Between 15-17 January, nine teams from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay will be using football to challenge homophobia and raise awareness of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The project, which will feature football matches and gatherings for youngsters, is part of an international movement dedicated to strengthen citizen action and civil society around the world.
Over the last years, football film festivals have become a popular way of exploring local and global issues. In Europe, many have been promoting interesting discussions among fans and the general public.
The English club has fired one of their European scouts, the Dane Torben Aakjaer, over a series of racist comments made on Facebook.
The educational handbook on diversity in football provides an insight view on good practice to further education and on how to prevent, control and sanction incidents
A radio documentary produced by France Culture is highlighting the work of the Parisian team Les Dégommeuses in challenging sexism and homophobia in football.
Polish Fare member will continue in 2015 the capacity building activities of the project ‘Fair Play With Other’
The ten grants of £200 aim to encourage UK grassroots clubs to get involved in championing LGBTI rights in and through football.
Ahead of the FIFA Golden Ball 2015 ceremony, the Brazilian player called for more opportunities for women to practice and pursue a career in football.
Information on the topic is requested in countries including Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and Austria.
With the new reform, the AFC becomes the first international football governing body to have 20% of its ExCo membership as female
The report examined marriage, health, transgender equality, among other areas of progress, also providing an overview of some of the biggest remaining gaps in equality.
The second edition of the photo competition is also promoting equality in sport and the practice of football among women and girls in France.
The conference (15 February) will focus on the issues around LGBT inclusion in football
In Mexico and Argetina youth groups are taking over abandoned public spaces to revitalise them and encourage the practice of sport while promoting social inclusion.
A three-day football festival is bringing together children, youth and the Sydney community to promote football as a tool for empowerment, wellbeing and social harmony.
A football tour to Palestine brought together English and Palestinian women’s teams to play football and exchange experiences both at a personal and communal level
The initiative is a partnership between the Israeli Embassy in Cameroon and the Fare member Mifalot to promote social change through football
Deportes Iquique have been ordered a two-match stadium closure following a racist incident targeting the Venezuelan international Emilio Rentería.