From 17-25 March, hundreds of activities took place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and united societies. Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia joined to this Action Week to promote tolerance, diversity and solidarity. The slogan of the week was “Diversity – never enough!”, aiming to focus on what we have in common rather than what separates us. We are against all forms of racism and discrimination and celebrate the diversity that enriches European societies.
Responding to the increasing populist and extreme right-wing voices in Europe, the message of the 2018 Action Week is “Diversity – Never Enough!”, As the European antiracist movement, we will prove that diversity is beautiful and valuable, that there can be never enough of diversity!
The General Assembly of the United Nations declared 21 March the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. This day was implemented as a reaction to the brutal murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville (South Africa) in 1960. Apartheid was a legal system of systematic racial segregation and inequality enforced by the government of South Africa from 1948 up to 1990.
FYCA encouraged its members to present new initiatives to stand against Racism, Discrimination and Hate Speech. Our members initiated the video calling youth to be tolerant and inclusive.