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Walk Against Discrimination 2018

Walk Against Discrimination 2018

The International Day Against Racism and Racial Discrimination, on 21 March, the Greek Forum of Migrants, for a 4th year in a row, is calling for all groups that are currently being discriminated and affected by racism to raise their voices and to declare their determination to fight all kinds of racism and humiliation of human dignity. Representatives from wider groups affected by racism (PWD, LGBT, Roma, migrants, refugees, HIV positive, elderly, drug addicts, mentally ill, religion minorities, etc.) united we will have the Walk Against Discrimination, marching together for a better world.

On Wednesday 21 March 2018at 3 pm, we meet at Kotzia sq. and we walk together towards Victoria sq., where we launch an "Open Garden”, by planting symbolically a tree. The closing will be held with the ceremony of “ANTIRACISM - Tzanetos Antypas” award. This year, the organizing committee for the Walk Against Discrimination 2018, choose as a next candidate to pick up the torch - award, the Transgender Association in Greece, for their action in favor of freedom and anti-racism but also their recent victory, concerning the new law on gender identity. The award was established in 2017, in the memory of the activist and founder of the Praksis organization, Tzanetos Antypas, where each year an organization or a person dealing with the issues of anti-racism and human rights is awarded.

For this event, European networks and organizations UNITED European Network Against Nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugee, ENAR  European Network Against Racism, EGAM European Grassroots Antiracist Movement and Open Society Foundations support our initiative.

Organizations, civil society representatives and citizens that participate in the Walk Against Discrimination 2018, until now are:

-Anagnostopoulou Olga, colaborator for the Secretary General of Human Rights
-Georgiou Anastasia, coordinator in the division of Migrant and Refugee Policy, Movement of Democratic Socialists
-Zontirou Eleni, president of the 6th District of Municipality of Athens, coordinator in division of social rights and services, Movement Democratic Socialists
-Lampsa Polina, head of department of foreign policy, Movement Democratic Socialists
- Markou Katerina, Parliamentarian B Thessalonikis of New Democracy
- Lenio Myrivili, Vice Mayor of Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change of the Municipality of Athens
-Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice Mayor in the Municipality of Athens, President of the Intergration Council of Migrants of the Municipality of Athens
Stamatis Georgios, Secretary of Social Networks and Special Population Groups of New Democracy
- Eleni Stavrou, Women`s Network of Socialist Democrats Movement
- Maria Stratigaki, Vice Mayor of Social Solidarity and Welfare of the Municipality of Athens
-Dimitris Halazonitis, Sector Coordinator for Migration Policy - DHMAR
-Pavlos Christidis, Press Officer PASOK
-Vasilis Chronopoulos, Deputy Secretary in the Department of Human Rights and Migration Policy PASOK
-Nikos Chrysogelos, co-president “Green party Solidarity”

  1. Anemos Ananeosis,
  2. ARSIS - Association for the Social Support of Youth
  3. African Network in Greece - ANG
  4. German Embassy
  5. Amnesty Greece
  6. Network for Children s Rights
  7. Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN)
  8. Network of peer phychoactive drug users
  9. Migrant Women Network "Dimitra"
  10. Police Action
  11. Hellenic League for the Human Rights
  12. Greek Monitoring for Helsinki
  13. Greek Forum of Migrants (Association of Cameroonians of Greece, Congolese Community in Greece, Ethiopian Socio-Cultural Center "Aithiops", Ghanian Community in Greece, Union of Guinea of Greece, Kenyan Community in Greece (KCG), Union of Madagascar, Nigerian Women Organisation of Greece, Nigerian Community of Greece, Association of Senegalese of Athens, Unione of Sierra Leonese, Tanzanian Community in Greece, Zanzibar Association in Greece, African Network in Greece, United African Women Organization Greece, Afghan Migrants & Refugees Community in Greece, Bangladeshi Community of Greece, Greek Indian Cultural Company, Greek Pakistan Association of Greece, Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece, Georgian Cultural Center "Caucasus", Greek Georgian Union "Dioskouria", Hellenic Moldovans Association «ΟΡΦΕΥ», Association of Russian speaker and friends of Russia of the Municipality of Trikala, Ukrainian Community `The land of stork`, United Ukraine Union, Egyptian Community in Greece "El Rapta", Association of Moroccans in Greece, Palestinian Workers Union in Greece, Somalian Community in Greece, Greek Soudanese Frienship League, Sudanese Community, Association of Free Expats of Syria, Syrian House in Greece, Arab Association in Ambelokipi - Athens, Migrant Women Network "Dimitra", Zagel Refugee Group, LGBT Refugee Group)
  14. Greek Forum of Refugees
  15. Positive Voice
  16. Kentro Zois - Centre of Life
  17. Kosmos xoris polemous kai via
  18. LGBT Refugee group
  19. Melissa network
  20. METAdrasis
  21. OLKE - Lesbian & Gay Community of Greece
  22. Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece
  23. Organization EARTH
  24. United African Women Organization Greece
  25. Cultural Centre African Arts and Cultures - ANASA
  26. Shelf / Children`s Reading Club Roma Nomismatokopio
  27. LALIBELA-Children Support Organization
  28. Association of Special Education Special Education Personnel Attica (SEEPEAA)
  29. Integration Council of Migrants - Piraeus
  30. Social Workers Network in Greece
  31. Transgender Association in Greece
  32. News for Special Education
  33. Technodromo
  34. To Mov
  35. Athens Pride
  36. Campfire Innovation
  37. Colour Youth - LGBTQ Youth of Athens
  38. Cosmos of Culture
  39. European LGBT Police Association - Michael Lolis
  40. Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity
  41. HOPE Refugee FC
  42. Inter alia Project - Civic Society Meeting Point
  43. KMOP Family and Childcare Centre
  45. RAINBOW FAMILIES-Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο
  46. SCI Service Civil Hellas
  47. Solomon
  48. Victoria Square Project
  49. Zagel Refugee Group


WATCH LIVE, from live coverage at FB, the Walk Against Discrimination 2018: