The first Girls Festival brought together 240 girls to stressed the GFF commitment to break barriers and taboos associated with women’s football.
The RFEF have announced a new work group to analyse and study the issues around violence, discrimination and intolerance in Spanish football
The project is looking to promote the integrated practice of sport between boys and girls under 14 years old and support local female talents.
Around the globe football initiatives are mobilising efforts to bring comfort and help communities in need during the Christmas and Holiday season.
An agreement aiming to strengthen the relationship between Spain and Latin America on the grounds of sport and social inclusion has been signed by the LFP and Ibero-American institutions.
The football initiative is bringing together fans and clubs across Europe in a united action to help improve the living situation of refugees across the globe.
On the United Nations International Migrants Day, marked on the 18th December, Fare celebrates the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide.
The initiative comes after a 2011-2014 report, which analysed the region’s radio and television sporting programmes and newspapers, showed that women’s sport is often marginalised.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during November 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
New data highlights shocking levels of underrepresentation of ethnic minorities and women in football leadership positions
Twelve different personal stories, filmed in 12 different countries, are highlighting sports’ role to overcome physical, social and cultural barriers.
The president of the Italian Serie A club has been suspended for three months and fined €10,000 over a racist comment aimed at the Inter Milan Indonesian President Erick Thohir.
Fare LGBTIQ member and activists came together in Berlin for a meeting to discuss priorities for tackling LGBT-phobia, inclusion in football and future action.
Leading football administrators, international players, and Fare gathered at “game-changing” seminar on institutional discrimination.
The Santos FC player, who was racially abused by opposing fans at a Brazilian Cup match in August, received a human rights award for his fights against racism.
Over 1000 Argentinian children came together in Buenos Aires to celebrate the closing of a season of sport for development and inclusion.
Footballers, policy makers, football administrators, academics and NGO groups will attend a seminar this Friday looking at institutional discrimination within European football.
The Eat for Goals! app teaches children how to eat healthy eating like the world’s top footballers.
FC Rostov midfielder Guélor Kanga was suspended for three matches and fined €700 for making an “insulting gesture” towards FC Spartak Moscow fans who racially abused him.
French NGOs Paris Foot Gay, Sportitude, SOS Racisme in partnership with Paris Saint-Germain Foundation celebrate the Respect Day
FIFA pledge to step up its measures to tackle racism and discrimination at matches under its jurisdiction.
Public awareness campaign brings together footballers to help halt the Ebola epidemic and recognise health workers fighting disease
The LFP has pledged to work closely with the police and develop anti-discrimination campaigns to prevent racism, xenophobia and intolerance.
In an interview with Fare the founder of the Brazilian Observatory of Racism in Football speaks about the role of football in racial democracy in Brazil.
The world of sport has joined the United Nations fight against to eliminate violence against women and rallied to promote female empowerment and end sexist abuse worldwide.
A new policy looking to encourage and widen the participation of transgender and transsexual people in football has been launched by the English FA.
The Football for Diversity guide is the Austrian FA on the topic and features key information on how to deal with homophobia in football.
Figures have revealed only 3% of senior roles in sports governing bodies are held by people from a ethnic minority background.
CONMEBOL have pledged to severely punish discrimination following concerns were raised after series of incidents in the 2015 Copa América host country.
South African President calls on ‘progressive humanity’ to act on racism in sport at Global Watch
Guest blog: Joel Sharples of Football Beyond Borders looks at the furore surrounding Dave Whelan and asks if it distracts from real analysis of the attitudes of those in power
Collins will now focus on his work supporting organisations devoted to promoting diversity and inclusion.
The Chilean FA has strongly condemned the racist abuse to Rentería while Iquique have justified their fans and assistant manager’s behaviour.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during October 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
Media in Brazil have drawn a parallel on the report’s findings and revealed that among the country’s top league only one coach is of a BME background
The initiative is part of Fare member NIF and the Israel Football Association’s (IFA) newest campaign, which aims to highlight the values of tolerance and mutual respect though football.
The encounter between Sporting Cristal and Cienciano del Cusco, on Saturday 15 November, marked the clubs’ commitment to stamp out discriminatory behaviour inside football stadiums.
A raft of new initiatives looking to provide more support for LGBTI fans and players are being rolled out to Australian state football federations as part of the FFA plan to address homophobia.
The documentary tells the stories of France’s greatest footballers of migrant backgrounds and how football in France has changed through them.
The Dutch public prosecutor (OM) will investigate the racist reactions to a ‘ group ‘selfie’ featuring nine Oranje players following a KNVB complaint.
A series of workshops will be organised by The FA providing practical training to clubs, leagues and county FAs on how to address homophobia.
The photo was picked up and distributed repeatedly, with floods of comments likening the nine players to both Zwarte Piet (‘black Pete’) and monkeys
FURD has released a statement on its concerns over Sheffield United’s intention to hire Ched Evans, a 25-year-old Wales international who was convicted in 2012 for raping a 19-year-old woman.
A new report has found that only 3.4% of coaches in English professional football are from ethnic minority backgrounds, compared to 25% – 30% of players
FIFA, the IOC, the UN and FIA will be among the organisation who mark their presence at the two-day international summit on discrimination in sport.
Czech Roma team gets closer to league’s top three while claiming discrimination as opponents choose not to show up to games.
The Russian Football Union have suspended FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula for five matches over his comments on the team’s African players.
A new campaign has been launched to mark the start of the Israeli football season and through it promote tolerance, equality and examples of shared society.
The cultural initiative is aiming to become a stereotype-breaking action for young people and the general public.
Chilean football and political authorities have condemned the incident while a debate has triggered around racism and xenophobia.
Former and current football players in England have called on football authorities to set an overall target of at least 20% of coaches to be from BME backgrounds by 2020.
French Professional Football League President Frédéric Thiriez has supported the Ligue 1 coach after he publicly apologised for his remarks.
South Africa’s sport and football governing bodies are urging FIFA to fire FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula after he referred to the club’s African players as ‘things’.
These are ‘abject theories’ say campaigners
The coach of the French side that will host Bordeaux this weekend has condemned his peer’s remarks and said these were unacceptable.
FIFA have announced the FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “ineligible for any position as a FIFA official for a period of six months” starting on 7 October.
FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula has apologised for referring to the club’s African players as ‘things’ and joking about Ebola.
The small grants funding scheme aims to encourage the participation of grass roots clubs in the campaign’s Month of Action in February 2015.
Supporters of the English clubs Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers will come together next Sunday to celebrate multiculturalism and encourage diversity amongst their fan bases.
Im Vorjahr waren erstmalig alle Vereine der ÖFB Frauen Bundesliga mit Stadionaktionen an den Aktionswochen des Netzwerks Fußball gegen Rassismus in Europa (Fare) beteiligt.
Diversity in the UK’s sports media was the focus of the BCOMS conference, held on 27 October, which brought together over 130 participants and British leading media companies.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during September 2014.
Greece first international conference on racism in football brought the Hellenic sport together to further the country’s work against discrimination through and in sport.
Manchester Metropolitan University roundtable on football’s role for the inclusion of migrant communities will explore best practice on the field and the sport’s potential to help immigrants become part of their new communities.
Players join grassroots groups, clubs, national associations and UEFA to say #WEARE #FOOTBALLPEOPLE
Over the next three days, all matches of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League will be dedicated to the fight against discrimination.
The Football Association have paid homage to one of football’s greatest pioneers in Arthur Wharton at St. George’s Park.
Fans For Diversity will host an evening focusing on supporters and issues of discrimination in football, on 22 October, as part of the Fare action weeks.
A series of conferences and workshops, football tournaments and the launch of an educational sporting guide helped further the debate on social inclusion through sport in Slovenia.
Refugees, activities, football representatives and politicians meet in Berlin to discuss the role of football in promoting the inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and marginalised communities.
In 2014, and for the first time, Football For all in Vietnam joined the Football People action weeks to make a stand against discrimination and promote inclusion through football. Read their blog post.
The first weekend of the Football People action weeks, which started last Thursday (9 October), saw several activities unite people across Europe and beyond in the fight against discrimination.
NGOs, Fare representatives, clubs, fans and government delegates will address the issues around discrimination and far-right extremism in Russian stadiums.
Supporters of CSKA Moscow have recently launched a social media campaign to change the club’s public opinion following a series of racist incidents.
Between 09-23 October more than 2,000 activities will be held across Europe as part of a message against discrimination and exclusion in football led by the Fare network.
Hundreds of grassroots organisations across Europe will take part in the Fare action weeks, launching today, using the two-week period to promote inclusion through football.
The head of Fifa’s anti-discrimination task force says racism in English football is “right in front of your face”.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio will be ineligible for any position as a UEFA Official for a period of six months.
A video featuring leading players and a prominent Fare member group has been launched as part of the Football People campaign
Activities remembered, on 3 October, the victims of the Lampedusa boat disaster a year ago.
A good practice guide for clubs on how to promote diversity and tackle homophobia and a series of educational and awareness raising activities will be developed as part of the campaign.
Cruzeiro midfielder Tinga, who was subjected to racist taunts in February, lead the discussion on discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums.
The World Heart Day is encouraging women around the world to get active and pop up a football pitch to share a spontaneous game with friends for an heart-healthy lifestyle.
A second resolution to further anti-discrimination work in Ukrainian football was, unanimously, adopted last Monday, in Kyiv.
Women’s rights have become one of the focal points of the 17th Asian Games after a series of incidents that have shone a light on the issue.
A video featuring leading players and a prominent Fare member group has been launched as part of the Football People campaign
Former Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers defender asked not to play in second half because of abuse from Torpedo fans.
Football’s potential to promote good values and life skills will be explored across Ibero-America through a new youth programme.
An Hungarian seminar will focus on the role of governing bodies in preventing and sanctioning discrimination in football stadiums.
Brazil’s Superior Court of Sporting Justice will investigate the alleged homophobic chants performed by Corinthians and São Paulo fans at last Sunday’s (21 September) clash between the two sides.
Representatives and campaigners will look at the impact of Ultra groups in the country’s recent events and explore football’s positive role in peacebuilding and addressing discrimination.
The ‘Captains of Change’ programme aims to progressively open the game at all levels to a wider range of people with different origins and backgrounds.
Five times Brasileirão champion Corinthians have published an anti-discrimination manifesto to refrain its fans from shouting homophobic abuse at matches.
The 2014 UEFA ‘Respect Diversity’ conference has drawn the attention of European football on issues of diversity and exclusion across the sport.
Fare delegates met ahead of the UEFA Respect Diversity conference to receive an update on work progress and to discuss areas of strategy for the coming months.
Organised by UEFA, with the support of the Fare network and FIFPro, activists, professional clubs, leagues and administrators gathering in Rome for pan-European ‘Respect Diversity’.
After a few failed attempts to clear the club management and the stands from extremist group, supporters of Beitar Jerusalem decide to start a new club under the values and ideals that the Israeli club has historically represented.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during August 2014.
Scolari’s club Grêmio has been banned from the country’s main cup competition over a racist incident.
The deadline to apply for the Small Grants scheme to fund activities, as part of the Football People action weeks in October, ends this week, on 7 September.
Matches of the Costa Rican first division celebrated, last weekend (30-31 August), the country’s cultural diversity ahead of the national Black History Day under the motto ‘No to Racism’.
A week-long capacity building programme will bring together youngsters from eight European countries to Serbia to experience the value intercultural training through sport.
Austrian football bodies have announced new anti-discrimination measures to stamp out discrimination and further inclusion.
The 2014 ‘Respect Diversity’ conference, organised jointly by UEFA, Fare and FIFPro, aims to step up the fight against discrimination in European football.
Launched last Saturday ahead of the Spanish premier league kick-off the #LaLigaSinHomofobia hash tag called on players to answer to questions and supporters to help the campaign become a ‘trending topic’.
Kick it Out’s Chair Lord Herman Ouseley has commented on the alleged discriminatory remarks made by former Cardiff City Malky Mackay and Iain Moody.
A pilot project is looking to increase the presence and participation of women in Brazilian football through a series of training and educational actions.
UEFA have opened a disciplinary investigation against the newly elected President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Carlo Tavecchio for ‘alleged racism’.
Derogatory chanting against certain regions of Italy will be treated less severely than racial discrimination this season following a decision by the Italian Football Federation.
Representatives of the LGBT organisation Comunidad Homosexual Argentina and the Argentinian national gay team met the country’s Football Association to strengthen the fight against homophobia.
A sports conference will bring together students, academics, national governing bodies and other stakeholders in University Sport, to discuss female empowerment through sport on 8 October, in Stirling, Scotland.
Researchers from the Manchester University say football can help refugees and asylum seekers become part of new communities.
Born of the need to address societal problems, anti-discrimination festivals have grown to become the most visible challenges to street level far-right extremist political movements.
Vieira criticises authorities, says decision was ‘made in football but is bigger than football’, as UISP urge push for social values
Die Bewerbungsperiode für Fare “Small Grants” für Aktivitäten und Aktionen während der Fare Aktionswochen im Oktober startete am 1. August und läuft bis 7. September.
Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), replacing Giancarlo Abete
English clubs will face fines for racist, homophobic anti-Semitic behaviour.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during July 2014.
Forty top women football players have signed a petition urging FIFA to change its proposal for the 2015 Women’s World Cup to be contested on artificial pitches.
An international film festival focusing on the issues of racism in football is set to take place this October, in Portugal, as part of the Football People weeks.
A new Australian research has revealed football plays a key role helping migrant groups adjust to their new lives in the country
Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) are calling on groups to get involved in the 2014 Soccerfest, to be held in Dublin, between 13-14 September.
The 2014 small grants scheme has been launched by the Fare network to fund activities as part of the Football People action weeks in October.
The Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow has become the second major international sporting event to host a Pride House to welcome and celebrate the LGBT community.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during June 2014.
Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out have announced its second successive ‘Season of Action’, which will focus on grassroots and community activity.
The call follows the Italian Football Federation vice-president’s racist remarks about African footballers in the country.
Racist remarks lead to serious criticism.
Manchester City officials decided to withdraw their players a minute before half-time during the match in Novigrad, west Croatia. HNK Rijeka were leading 1-0 when play was abandoned. A statement posted on the club’s website read: ” Manchester City’s EDS U21 game with HNK Rijeka has today been cancelled due to an alleged incident of…
A new report launched by the UK and Australian business Women on Boards has revealed that many of the top governing bodies have fewer than 20% of board seats held by women.
The ‘Many Cultures, One Game’ is celebrating the contributions of multicultural communities to the game.
Widespread homophobia is forcing people out of sport in Australia.
Minority blamed for crime and social grievances at rallies where local youths are recruited into vigilante patrols.
Australian swimming champion and five-time Olympic gold Ian Thorpe revealed he is gay.
Fare has released a report into incidents of discrimination inside stadiums during this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Football Beyond Borders is hosting a football film festival showing how communities and social movements use the game to bring about a change.
Grassroots groups use the World Cup to deliver their own initiatives in impoverished communities.
Over the past week 32 delegations of young people have been participating in the FIFA Football for Hope Festival in Caju, Rio de Janeiro.
A Finnish coach has shocked audiences after remarks he made referring to concentration camps whilst commentating on Germany at the World Cup.
A poll of the Brazilian audience attending the World Cup concluded that 90% of the attendees were from the country’s top two economic classes.
A total of thirteen organisations across twelve European countries will be funded to run anti-discrimination events during the Football People weeks this October.
Thousands of football fans from across Europe will arrive today at Parco Di Bosco Albergati, in the Italian region of Modena, for the anti-discrimination tournament Mondiali Antirazzisti.
Five Australian clubs have taken the pledged to tackle racism by joining the ‘Don’t Stand By.Stand Up!’ campaign, which empowers clubs and players to safely intervene when cases of racism are witnessed.
Discover Football has joined the Brazilian initiatives Estrela Sports and Guerreiras Project to bring about a positive change for women in Brazil and promote football as a tool for female empowerment.
A campaign focusing on the promotion of human rights and diversity has been launched by the regional government of Rio to cultivate a cultural understanding between people during the World Cup.
Salvador da Bahia, one of the 12 host cities of the World Cup, is tackling prejudice and building a legacy of inclusion from the tournament.
Birmingham City Ladies FC will join forces with the Fare member Just a Ball Game? (JBG?) to host an anti-homophobia event on Sunday, 29 June, to raise awareness of homophobia in football.
First woman to lead a French professional men’s football team claims signings and matches were arranged without her input.
This World Cup has thrown up plenty of dramas but defying the law just to watch matches is not one that many of us around the world have had to face. For women in Iran, however, it is different.
Football and civil society organisations led by anti-discrimination group INADI, gathered last Saturday (21 June), in Resistencia, in the Northeastern region of Chaco, to look at sexism and discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums.
Helena Costa has opted not to take up her position as coach of Clermont Foot, the French second division club have announced.
Organisations tackling racism and homophobia in football in Spain will come together for a roundtable in Madrid, this Friday (20 June), as part of a drive to co-ordinate initiatives.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during May 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
Many Brazilians are angry that $13.5B has been spent on the World Cup when schools and hospitals go neglected. Others just want to enjoy the party
After months marked by discriminatory incidents in football, FIFA and the Brazilian government launched separate anti-racism campaigns.
The report shows how UEFA has developed activities in partnership with a select group of specialist organisations in the fields of diversity and inclusion, the environment, health, peace and reconciliation, and solidarity.
Five amateur teams, constituted of female players from disadvantaged backgrounds and ethnic minorities, came together, last weekend, to promote female participation in Albanian football.
A cooperation between FairPlay and Balkan Alpe Adria Project (BAAP) brought together European youngsters to an intercultural exchange and football tournament against racism and nationalism, in Vienna, Austria.
An anti-racism campaign has been launched in Peru to address discriminatory behaviour after a series of incidents marred the country’s football.
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The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during April 2014. This list is only likely to reflect a proportion of the incidents that occurred.
A workshop on sport and social inclusion of migrant communities, hosted by Italy’s Olympic Committee, brought together sport representatives to share good practice on the topic.
UK anti-racism charity FURD is backing a campaign to get a headstone in recognition of Rabbi Howell, England’s first Romani football player and the World’s first Romani international.
Argentina’s union of sports journalists has condemned the racist and xenophobic abuse directed at a photojournalist, during a Torneo Argentino B match, on 24 May.
Norway’s Football Association have banned political messages backing Ukraine or gay rights during the international friendly against Russia on Saturday (31 May), in Oslo.
A Brazilian seminar brought together national football and civil rights organisations to discuss the role of sport in addressing the issues around gender equity in the country.
Clermont Foot Helena Costa insisted she wants to be judged on merit as she was unveiled by the French second-tier side.
A football anti-discrimination day brought together 50 youngsters from across Slovakia to raise awareness of discrimination and generalised prejudices and stereotypes.
A social media campaign will kick-off next June to help promote women’s football and level the number of female and male players at grassroots level in Italy.
Spanish La Liga side Villarreal said they will close part of their stadium for a Europa League match in an anti-racism gesture after one of their fans threw a banana at Barcelona’s Dani Alves.
The documentary ‘Il Piccolo Calciatore’ uses football to explore the topic of racism within the Italian society, by highlighting the impact the game can have in integrating and uniting people.
A young leaders fellowship to fund sports and human development projects was launched by the UN to advance sports’ power to bring about change.
United States WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league to specifically recruit LGBT fans to its games.
A grassroots-led European anti-racism campaign is urging EU citizens to use their right to vote and counter far-right and racist parties from being elected in the European Parliament elections.
A commemorative event brought together worldwide activists and representatives to highlight the importance in tackling exclusion and discrimination in the game.
A group of 10 future female leaders from Belfast took part in a community and training exchange hosted by the Crystal Palace Foundation, between 11-13 April.
Included in the festival’s lineup is the UK premiere of Eric Cantona’s documentary about the passion and fury surrounding football in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The league’s 20 clubs “resolved unanimously that no further disciplinary action is required or justified.”
An international conference to foster cooperation and exchanges between different CSR stakeholders in sports will be held between 21-23 May in Granada, Spain.
Less than a month to the kick-off of the 20th FIFA World Cup, we look at the issues around homophobia in Brazilian football.
The 2014 Football Black List, an initiative highlighting the most influential individuals from the black community in football in the UK has been launched.
A Europe-wide tournament is uniting children under the slogan “We Play Against Racism”.
The ‘Out on the Fields’ study will look at the prevalence and forms of discrimination among athletes and fans.
Call for applications to become Fare observer at international football matches in Europe.
Croatia defender Josip Šimunić lost his CAS appeal to a 10-match ban for leading fans in a pro-Nazi chant after a playoff victory over Iceland last November.
Former American college footballer Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL after being drafted last Saturday.
Italian club Juventus and UNESCO will join forces to finance a groundbreaking global research project to study discrimination and racism in sport.
Scudamore forced to apologise after revelation of sexist emails disparaging women and mocking “female irrationality”.
Villarreal have been fined €12,000 by the RFEF after the banana incident that subjected Barcelona’s defender Daniel Alves to racial abuse.
Portugal’s Helena Costa is to become the highest profile female manager of a European men’s team after being named head coach of Clermont Foot in France.
A football tournament brought together youngsters from across the Western Balkans region to promote cultural exchanges and tackle societal issues.
A new incident of racism in the Spanish league has increased the pressure on the country’s football authorities to take action against discrimination.
UEFA’s new mentoring programme aims to help increase the number of women in leadership positions in football
Cricket and rugby remain bastions of white minority, while football continues to be seen as preserve of black majority
A seminar of Fare members from Eastern Europe and the Balkans will take place on Tuesday 6 May 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.
The NBA imposed a lifetime ban on the owner of the LA Clippers, following his remarks about black people heard on a recording released last Friday.
Fourth banana incident in one week as Barcelona’s Alves responds by picking up and biting it
Barack Obama has condemned the racist comments attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, which is likely to increase with the leaking of additional remarks.
Mbo Mpenza, a Belgium pioneer of football, has been announced as a Fare ambassador today at an exhibition that celebrates Belgium footballers.
Hapoel Petah Tikva makes waves in mostly Jewish league by recruiting players from northern Israel Arab villages.
France’s new Sports Minister Thierry Braillard has defended the right of his country to uphold its policy of banning headscarves for footballers, defying the game’s lawmakers decision.
Fare is seeking a Campaigns Intern to work in its London based office to help organise and deliver the Football People action weeks. Apply!
A sports tribunal has stripped points from a Brazilian club because its fans racially abused a referee during a match, causing its relegation.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during March 2014.
An annual football tournament is bringing together Portland’s (US) immigrant and refugee youth to celebrate the city’s cultural traditions and diversity.
German football groups have invited the Turkish gay referee Halil Dinçdağ for a series of anti-homophobia consciousness-raising events, to be held between 8 and 13 April.
A EC report which analysed the effectiveness of Europe’s inclusion policies, has revealed that European Roma still endure situations of racism, poverty and lack of access to education or employment.
RoPS head coach welcomed the fact that his squad has few players of African heritage.
Australia’s major sport codes will come together next Wednesday (9 April), in Sydney, to collectively commit to tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The film follows a team of young players pursuing their dream of participating in the Gothia Cup and becoming the first Laos football team ever to play outside of Asia.
Municipal authorities of Bialystok have signed a deal with local football club Jagiellonia to support the city’s efforts to combat racism and intolerance.
A pool of €30,000 is being made available by the Fare network to fund up to ten events that tackle discrimination and address social exclusion as part of the Football People action weeks in October.
The sanction has been welcomed for the consistency it demonstrates in tackling all forms of discrimination.
Martin was instrumental in initiating campaigns such as ‘Music Against Racism’ and ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of the Stadiums’.
Clubs, players and supporters are taking a united stand against racism and confront a problem that has been marring the game for several years.
Recent elections at the Norwegian FA (NFF) have led to an Executive Committee unique in world football – half of its members are women.
The partnership will further the work of the Confederation in using football as a tool for social development among its Member Associations.
The initiative will provide the participants with a range of practical and theoretical tools to develop their own best practice in sports reporting, particularly in football.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during January and February 2014.
A series of animated short films and guidance booklets explain to participants and supporters how to report discrimination in football.
MLS has announced new measures to reinforce the league’s policies against discrimination and the protection of current and future gay players.
Officials will play key role in implementing protocol on racist incidents in stadiums.
A series of racist incidents have raised concerns on discrimination in the country, ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
João Vieira Pinto, Abel Xavier and Nuno Gomes are some of the former international stars that will help highlight football’s inclusive values of respect.
The 25 year-old campaigner has received a wave of support locally and internationally, after friends and fellow football fans launched a campaign in support of his recovery.
Japan’s professional football league is investigating a reportedly racist banner reading “Japanese only” displayed at a J-League match over the weekend.
Similar pre-match ceremonies are held before every Hapoel Katamon home game as the club states that the principle of equality is consensual among players, owners and fans.
Organisations across the world will mark the IWD through a number of sporting initiatives that aim to further positive change for women in sport and society.
A number of plenary sessions and workshops will approach the topics around diversity and LGBT rights in and through sport.
The annual ‘Week of Action against Racism and Violence in Football” highlights football’s inclusive values of respect, tolerance and fair-play.
The French Football Federation (FFF) has cited constitutional secularism to refuse the implementation of the legislation.
The initiative saw all matches of the Round 21 of the Australian A-League highlight the country’s commitment to promote multiculturalism.
Former Arsenal star speaks of ‘glass ceiling’ for black captains.
Fifa has officially authorised the wearing of head covers for religious reasons during football matches.
A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues.
West Bromwich Albion have suspended Nicolas Anelka after the Frenchman was banned for five matches by the Football Association and fined €98,600 for the quenelle gesture.
Howell was the first Romani footballer and the first Romani international, playing his first game for England in March 1895 and scoring in a 9-0 defeat over Ireland.
A number of adversities, including venue cancellations and a bomb threat, have put at risk Russia’s first openLGBT athletic competition, held between 26 February – 2 March.
The protocol, which came into force yesterday on 25 February, is applicable to all leagues and tournaments of the Mexican professional football.
Borussia Dortmund have banned a supporter from their stadium until 2020 for shouting “Sieg Heil” at a match against Hamburg SV.
MWSF’s Futsal Festival seeks to celebrate diversity and understanding by bringing together women of different ages, abilities, faiths and cultural backgrounds.
Two Spanish LGBT networks are calling on the country’s government to implement new measures that challenge homophobia and promote equality in sport
US basketball player Jason Collins has become the first NBA gay athlete to actively compete in a major American professional sports team and league.
A range of educational resources have been launched by FURD to coincide with the 125th Anniversary of Arthur Wharton signing for a club in 1889, with which he became world’s first black professional player.
The exhibition tells the stories and contributions made by players of ethnic minority backgrounds to the country’s football and raises awareness of discrimination.
In a week, four players have been subjected to monkey chants in games of the Mexican first division Liga MX
For decades, women’s football was banned in Brazil. Now ex-drug traffickers are tackling prejudice in the game by training future soccer stars from the favelas.
Cruzeiro midfielder Tinga tells the world “I would rather win the fight against prejudice than any title” after he was subjected to racism during a Libertadores match
The Football Association backed tournament will raise awareness of prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community.
Deportivo Quito, an Ecuadorian Serie A football club, invited the former international Thuram to give a lecture to the players on racism in football.
Fare is collecting donations to support the first LGBT Russian Open Games that will take place in Moscow, between 26 February and the 2 March 2014.
The following incidents of racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism or homophobia have been reported to Fare during December 2013.
An American college footballer, who is a potential top prospect in the NFL upcoming draft, could become the league’s first openly gay player.
An Italian team formed of African asylum seekers is dreaming of glory as the team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season.
The first “Football State Pride Tournament” will celebrate diversity in Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 13 February, as part of the Football v Homophobia month of action.
The England women’s captain Casey Stoney has spoken publicly about being gay for the first time.
UEFA has announced the creation of a new project that will help develop the potential of women in football across its 54 member associations.
An Argentinian initiative to tackle discrimination in football grounds was launched at the country’s Superclásico played last weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur have announced the formation of its first LGBT fan group as part of its support for the Football v Homophobia month of action.
The book is a collection of experiences from women active in football programmes and teams across the world that use the sport for social change.
The idea of the campaign is to challenge homophobic behaviour while welcoming more lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people to football.
The workshop will raise awareness of the significance of gender and sexuality in sports reporting in the frame of the LGBT month of action.
An anti-homophobia initiative will bring together football representatives and campaigners to debate on the issues around homophobia in sports , next Wednesday (5 February), in Manchester.
Fifty-two Olympians have called on the Russian authorities to repeal the recently introduced anti-gay laws and criticised the IOC and multinational sponsors for not doing more to force them to do so.
A new league has been set up to bring more Asian and ethnic minority players into football in North West London.
A seminar on women’s football in France has revealed that the level of female participation across the game has increased as result of the sport’s feminisation plan launched by the country’s Football Federation in 2012.
The week-long programme aims to increase the confidence and competence of women working in sports and be a starting point for forming an international network of women sport leaders.
The international initiative will kick-off its 2014 campaign against homophobia in football with talks around the topic and a football table tournament, at Crystal Palace FC, on 1 February.
Over the weekend football related initiatives were organised across Europe in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January).
The break through achievement is seen by the country’s Football Federation as an opportunity to inspire the next generation of women involved in the sport.
The two Fare member organisations call on fan groups to colour their stadiums and celebrate diversity through rainbow flags, tifos and banners.
In all, the festival will bring together 1000 players and the national championships of the community Street Football programme that promotes inclusion and social change through football.
The hiring of Charlie Strong and James Franklin as head coaches of college football has brought back to the agenda the debate on the sport’s lack of diversity in management positions.
The HKFA has been fined €24,330 for fans improper behaviour and ordered to pay an additional €2,430 to cover the legal costs of the investigation.
Hapoel Haifa was granted the award based on its fans consistent support of the players and their respectful attitude towards referees, opposing teams and supporters.
The ‘Through sports for tolerance’ activity also included talks on the topics around discrimination and human rights.
An incident, which took place during a Polish league game between Lech Poznan and Widzew Lodz on 29 September 2013, has sparked debate over the country’s attitude towards anti-Semitism.
The initiatives are also increasing access to different sports, by disadvantaged communities, and promoting equality, tolerance and inclusiveness.
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The programme will make €500,000 annually available to encourage actions promoting anti-discriminatory and pro-civil society matters.
The protocol outlines a three-stage method for dealing with racist and/or discriminatory behaviour in football stadiums, such as racist chants, insults, screams and banners.
The documentary follows the work of the former French-Algerian professional footballer Éric Delétang in training future coaches at the camp.
Through workshops and panel discussions, the initiative will focus on topics such as the Russian anti-gay bill and the condemnation of LGBT people in Qatar.
Concerns have been raised after the latest tweets from Umit Cinarli’s, a leading referee from the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).
Pressure is growing on the Football Association of England to make clear their position on the ‘quenelle’ gesture made by Nicolas Anelka during a Premier League match.
The SKNFA is looking to build a platform for female players at national and youth levels to develop their all-round ability.
The announcement makes Hitzlsperger the highest profile footballer to come out as gay
The initiative consisted of a large rainbow mosaic choreography staged during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Denmark and Italy on 11 October 2013.
Actions will reach supporters and clubs throughout Europe to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination and send a message of inclusion in stadia