Anti-racism charity releases infographic ahead of UN Anti-Racism Day
– Calls on Government to increase investment in integration –
On the eve of the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Irish anti-racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have released an infographic highlighting its work to tackle racism in Ireland.
The UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21st March, with activities and events taking place across the globe.
Speaking ahead of the international day, Garrett Mullan, Executive Director of SRtRC today (20.03.18) said: “The UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is the perfect time for us to take stock on the work that SRtRC has been able to do to challenge racism.
“To mark this important day, we are releasing an infographic to highlight the amount and scope of work that SRtRC achieved, since 2017.”
Since the beginning of 2017:
- 3,878 football players took part in SRtRC actions during the ‘Football Against Racism in Europe’ fortnight;
- 332 student teachers and teachers completed the SRtRC online training;
- 7,082 school students have participated in SRtRC workshops; and
- 200 schools and youth services participated in the Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2018.
“Whilst we are proud what we have achieved in this time, we are calling on Government to increase the Integration Funds and the Community Integration Fund, so as to allow organisations like SRtRC to sustain the impact of their work,” continued Mr Mullan. “In 2007, Government allocated €9.2m for integration but only spent €3.2m. The amount allocated has since been reduced to €1.1 million, leaving anti-racism organisations with limited resources with which to tackle racism in Ireland.”
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