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In your country are there any non governmental organisations whose principal objectives relate to opposing/undermining racism and racist activity?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Policies & Organisations
13/01/2012 - 03:50
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Although there are a number of NGOs with an anti-racist agenda, such as the Future Worlds Centre, Symfiliosi and the Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies, the bi-communal teachers' platform (the list is not exhaustive) the group with the most activist anti-racist activity is KISA []. Currently it is the only group whose sole and exclusive purpose is to support migrants and intervene with public opinion in order to increase awareness-raising and combat racism. Because of its current status as the only activist anti-racist NGO, its events are supported and particiapted by a wide range of actors and NGOs from the broader anti-racist and left-wing grassroots movement, especially when these involve events where a clash with the fascist groups cannot be excluded. KISA receives a lot of publicity in the media especially as anti-immigrant sentiments and tensions are rising with the economic crisis.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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