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Walk Against Discrimination 2019

Walk Against Discrimination 2019

The International Day Against Racism and Racial Discrimination, on Thursday 21st of March, the Greek Forum of Migrants, for a 5th 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. 

The International Day against Racism (International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), on Thursday 21st of March, the Greek Forum of Migrants, for a 5th 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 discrimination and racism (PWD, LGBTQI, Roma, Migrants, Refugees, HIV positive, Elderly, Drug addicts, Mentally ill, Religion minorities, etc.) united we will have the Walk Against Discrimination #WAD2019, marching together for a better world.

  • We gather on Thursday 21 March 2019, at 3:00 pm at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Station SYNTAGMA) and we walk together towards Propylaia (station PANEPISTIMIO), where the Award Ceremony will take place:

  • The closure of the WAD 2019 will happen, as every year, with the Award Ceremony of Antiracism - Tzanetos Antypas 2019 to an organization or a person for its contribution to the dealing with the issues of anti-racism and human rights. This year, the Organizing Committee of the WAD2019 decided to award  Golden Dawn Watch -the platform of monitoring the Golden Dawn trial. It is an alliance of Civil Society organizations, which records the historic - on a national and european level - trial of the neo-Nazi organization, and opposes fascism and racist violence.

  • The award was established in 2017 in the memory of the activist and founder of  PRAKSIS organization, Tzanetos Antypas, where each year an organization or a person working on issues of anti-racism and human rights is awarded.

  • This year, the Organizing Committee of the WAD 2019 raises the issue of the increasing incidents of racist violence and hate crimes, at  European and national level. On the occasion of the upcoming elections we are about to publish a Public Statement -open for signatures and support by Civil Society and citizens, asking from the political forces to take a stand against the rise of the far-right across Europe and our country.

  • Ιnterpretation in sign language will be held by Hands-Up Agency

The Organizing Committee of the WAD2019 is consisted by:

  • Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN)

  • Greek Forum of Migrants (Union of 40 Migrant Communities)

  • Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR)


  • Migrant Integration Council of the City of Athens (SEM Athens)

  • Transgender Association in Greece

  • HumanRights360o

-The WAD2019 is supported by european networks: UNITED for Intercultural Action, ENAR European Network Against Discrimination, EGAM (European Grassroots Anti-racist Movement), FARE network  και European LGBT Police Association.

-Organizations and communities of the Civil Society, active on the human rights, that support and participate marching with us, are:

  1. 18  Ano
  2. AMEA Greek Portal for people with disabilities
  3. Wind of Renewal
  4. ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence
  5. ARSIS- Social organization for the support of youth
  6. African Network in Greece - ANG
  7. Babel - Mental health unit for migrants
  8. Doctors of the World / Médecins du Monde – Greece
  9. German Embassy
  10. Georgian Cultural Center “Causasus”
  11. Amnesty International
  12. Network for Children Rights
  13. Network of Recording Racist Violence - RVRN
  14. Network of Users of Psychoactive Substances
  15. Network of cooperation for Migrant Women “Dimitra”
  16. Police Action for human rights
  17. Hellenic League for the Human Rights
  18. Hellenic Platform for Development
  19. Greek Monitoring for Helsinki
  20. 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)
  21. Greek Forum of Refugees
  22. Positive Voice
  23. Kentro Zois - Centre of Life
  24. Κέντρο Συμπαραστάσεως Παλιννοστούντων και Μεταναστών – Οικουμενικό Πρόγραμμα Προσφύγων
  25. Afghan Migrants & Refugees Community in Greece
  26. Kosmos xoris polemous kai via
  27. LGBT Refugee Group
  28. Melissa network - Migrant’s Women Network in Greece
  29. METAdrasis
  30. LGBTQI+ Employment Support Group
  31. OLKE - Lesbian & Gay Community of Greece
  32. Olympic Truce
  33. Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece
  34. Organization EARTH
  35. United African Women Organization Greece
  36. Cultural Centre African Arts and Cultures - ANASA
  37. Multicolor Schools
  38. SKEP- Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth
  39. Nigerian Women Organisation of Greece
  40. SYNOIKO Koin.S.Ep. Integration of Special Groups
  41. Integration Council of Migrants - City of Athens
  42. Integration Council of Migrants - City of Piraeus
  43. Social Workers Network in Greece - SKLE
  44. Transgender Association in Greece - SYD
  45. News for Special Education
  46. Technodromo
  47. ACSAR Foundation
  48. Athens Pride
  49. Campfire Innovation
  50. Colour Youth - Κοινότητα LGBTQ Νέων Αθήνας
  51. Connect Athens
  52. Cosmos of Culture
  53. EGAM (European Grassroots Anti-racist Movement)
  54. ELIX - Conservation Volunteers Greece
  55. ENAR European Network Against Discrimination
  56. Equal Society
  57. European LGBT Police Association
  58. FARE network
  59. Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity
  61. Hands-Up Agency
  62. Hestia FC
  63. HumanRights360o
  64. HYP - Hellenic Youth Participation
  65. Inter alia Project - Civic Society Meeting Point
  66. KMOP Family and Childcare Centre
  67. Make space for one more woman
  69. Proud Seniors Greece
  71. RAINBOW FAMILIES - Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο
  72. Red Umbrella Athens
  73. Vana Ba Afrika
  74. Victoria Square Project
  75. We need books
  76. Welcommon
  77. Zagel Ομάδα Προσφύγων
  78. UNITED for Intercultural Action


Political parties are represented by:

  • 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
  • Kouneva Konstantina, MEP Syriza
  • Lampsa Polina, head of department of foreign policy, Movement Democratic Socialists
  • Margaritis Theodoros, Secretary of Human Rights and Migration Division KINAL
  • Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice Mayor in the Municipality of Athens, President of the Integration Council of Migrants of the Municipality of Athens
  • Sarris Manolis, Member of Central Committee of SYRIZA, Coordinator of Migrant and Refugee department
  • 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
  • Pavlos Christidis, Press Officer KINAL
  • Vasilis Chronopoulos, Member of the Department of Human Rights and Migration Policy KINAL
  • Nikos Chrysogelos, co-president “Green party Solidarity”
  • Tortorelis Charalambos, Associate of the General Secretary of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights


Under the Auspices of City of Athens


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