Afrophobia III – From Recognition to Justice

19 December 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein, Diskussionen, Interessantes, Interessantes

Afrophobia III – From Recognition to Justice

23rd November 2017 – 6:00-9:00pm

Afripoint – Hofmühlgasse 2, A-1060 Vienna

English and German


Free entrence


The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent (resolution 68/237) citing the need to strengthen national, regional and international cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by People of African Descent (PAD), and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society. Theme of the Decade: “People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development.” 


To start off the Decade, Radio Afrika TV (RATV) together with its partners presented the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)’s book “Invisible Visible Minority” and also introduced the term Afrophobia used by ENAR and the UN Decade for PAD and Black Europeans (BE) to the Austrian public. The second year was dedicated to the first theme of the Decade – Recognition – in which the areas of Education, Cultural Rights and Data Collection concerning PAD and BE were discussed.


Building on these past events, RATV is planning yet another discussion for which the second theme of the Decade – Justice – will be the main focus. This transition from Recognition to Justice cannot be looked at without considering the effects of migration, whose increase in Europe has caused major changes in policy making for migrants, in which group PAD fall.


On the 23rd November 2017, Radio Afrika TV in partnership with ENAR and VIDC are organizing a follow-up event to raise awareness on the need for JUSTICE for people of African descent and Black Europeans in Austria where speakers will give their personal insights on this second theme of the UN Decade which includes:

*Access to justice – ensuring equality before the law and facilitating access to justice for people of African descent who are victims of racism as well as Ensuring that people of African descent, like all other persons, enjoy all the guarantees of a fair trial and equality before the law;

*Special measures – such as affirmative action, where appropriate, is essential to alleviating and remedying disparities in the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms affecting people of African descent and the development of national plans of action to promote diversity, equality, social justice, equality of opportunity and the participation of all.


We look forward to continuing the discussion with our audience  and hearing new ideas and suggestions!

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