INADI reinforce commitment to tackle discrimination in Argentinian football02 February 2015

Argentina’snationalinstituteagainstracismandxenophobia,INADI,havereinforceditslong-standingcommitmenttotacklediscriminationinfootballbyrenewingacooperativeagreement,firstsignedin2000,withtheArgentinianFA(AFA)regardingthemonitoringofincidents.

The agreement highlights the institute’s role in monitoring discrimination in Argentina’s football and its permission carry out a monitoring system in its top division.

“Our goal is to continue cooperating with football authorities. The role of our Observatory of Discrimination in Football is based on raising awareness of discrimination, xenophobia and racism in stadiums among fans, players, referees, managers and journalists.

“Reach all the main instances to promote a cultural exchange, highlighting and valuing diversity, is part of our core values.” said INADI president Pedro Mouratian.

Throughout the season, INADI will also further its awareness-raising activities, which include the promotion of anti-discrimination campaigns across different regions; workshops and training sessions for referees, youth players and journalism students; and the development of partnerships with professional clubs.

Over the last 15 years, the Argentinian institute has produced a series of good practice guides and podcasts for journalists and the general public to help prevent and address discrimination in football and society at large.

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