ANTI RACISM/ANTI FASCISM ¤ MIGRANTS/DIVERSITY ¤
ROMA, SINTI & TRAVELLERS ¤ HUMAN RIGHTS/REFUGEES ¤ DISABILITY RESOURCES
GAY&LESBIAN RESOURCES ¤ WOMEN ¤ MISC./REGIONAL
Anti Racism/Anti fascism
- Africa Reparations Movement
ARM(UK) believes that people of African origin have an historic task to perform, that is to ensure that the truth of what happened to people of African origin is exposed and that reparations are made to African people. The achievement of African people has been truly remarkable, and just as we have emancipated ourselves from enslavement, just as we decolonised ourselves from the British Empire, just as we continue to progress in the world despite racism, just as we destroyed apartheid in South Africa - Victory is certain!!
- Anti Nazi League
The Anti Nazi League is a broad based, mass organisation. Anyone who wants to stop the Nazis can join, regardless of political belief, religion or creed. We have one single aim, to stop the Nazis reaching a wider audience and growing.
- b:RAP (formerly known as Birmingham Race Action Partnership)
The b:RAP's work involves not just issues concerning race but also other areas of equalities throughout the UK. We work has an equalities development service our services include providing advice and guidance, research and publications, organisational development, events & seminars, specialist VCS support etc. Our mission is to help people, communities and the organisations that serve them to turn equality into reality.
joint project between Comic Relief and University College Chichester. It has been online since 1998. It is a website about identity, racism, and growing up in Britain. It is aimed at young people and educators in majority white areas. It explores issues around race, racism, prejudice, stereotypes, freindship and support through the experiences of nine young british characters. Britkid is designed for citizenship, PSHE and RE work, but it can easily be used in other subject areas too.
Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, the leading independent anti-racist organisation in the UK. The website features a selection of articles from the CARF magazine and news on campaigns.
- Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES)
CERES works with the Scottish Government, local authorities(education), schools, teachers, parents, organizations and individuals to promote race equality by supporting education authorities, teachers, pupils and parents on the development and implementation of multicultural/anti-racist education and the challenging of personal, cultural and institutional racism.
- The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)
publicly funded, independent organisation that exists to tackle racial discrimination and promote racial equality.
- EKTA Kettering
Ekta is a group of young people who attend schools within the Borough of Kettering. The group was formed as a direct result of an objective set out in the Kettering Borough Crime and Disorder Strategy 1999/2000. The objective was to establish a young persons group comprising people of ethnic minority descent to help address concerns of young people about racial harassment and educate their peer group. In line with this objective, Kettering Borough Council and the Kettering Area Youth Team established a group of young people between the ages of 12 and 18, who are from a wide range of cultural backgrounds (not just those of ethnic minority descent). The group decided upon the name "Ekta", which means "unity" in Hindi.
- Football Unites - Racism Divides.
Football Unites - Racism Divides aims to increase the participation of people from ethnic minorities in the life of Sheffield United Football Club, either as spectators, players or employees. The project seeks to decrease the level of racial harassment & abuse in and around the club and throughout football as a whole.
- Forum Against Islamophobia & Racism
- Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance
The Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance (GARA) is a multi-agency social inclusion partnership (SIP) established to tackle the social exclusion of young people caused by racism in the city of Glasgow. The establishment of GARA in 1998 followed on from the findings of the City Council's Task Force Against Racism, which brought together partners from across the city and recommended a long-term multi-agency approach. One of the main outcomes of the work of the Task Force was the determination of many agencies in the city to work in a more integrated manner with affected communities.
- Hope not Hate
The campaign against the BNP in 2007 is going to be our biggest ever. As the BNP poses a serious political threat so people in every corner of the country are organising against it. Local political activists, faith organisations and community groups are coming together around the slogan Hope Not Hate.
This website is a window into our campaign. Enter it and you will find out everything you need to know about the BNP, the threat it poses and most importantly the campaign against it. Through it you will know what is happening in your area and how you can get involved.
- Institute of Race Relations
The IRR website has a number of useful resources for activists, campaigners, students, researchers and teachers working on the issue of racism.
- The Leeds Racial Harassment Project
Objectives of the Project
To help people suffering from verbal racist abuse, racist graffiti or offensive literature, physical attack, damage to property and arson.
* To focus on providing immediate information and support to victims of racial harassment.
* To actively work towards establishing a pool of trained volunteers who will provide support and advocacy for victims.
* To provide training for various agencies to raise awareness and enable them to provide appropriate advice and assistance.
* To monitor and evaluate the wider services received by victims of racial harassment.
To increase public awareness by giving presentations and attending relevant meetings and offering direct assistance to groups.
- Love Music Hate Racism
aims to use the positive energy of the music scene to fight back against the racism being pushed by Nazi organisations such as the British National Party, National Front and Combat 18.
- the Monitoring Group
The Monitoring Group Ltd. is a charitable organisation providing assistance and support to victims of racial harassment, and domestic violence.
Services we provide
Advice and Casework support - During office hours, advice and support to victims forms the bulk of our work and our caseworkers are dealing with around 500 ‘live’ cases at any given time.
The 24 hour Emergency Helpline Service - The 24 hour Emergency Service was established in 1984 and has become invaluable to our work. The service provides immediate help and support to those suffering racial violence, police misconduct, and domestic violence.
The Estates Project Work - The aim of this initiative is to employ people who are able to make contact with black families on particular estates that are prone to racial harassment and support them.
Free Legal Advice Session - For people requiring specialist legal advice from lawyers the Monitoring Group runs weekly evening advice surgeries in Southall, West London every Wednesday 5pm to 7.30pm/ Central London every Sunday 2pm to 6pm/ Nottingham every Thursday 3pm to 6pm/ Plymouth (call for details)
Training and Research - We provide training to a range of organisation on dealing with racial and domestic violence and other related issues. Over the years we have training many statutory and voluntary sector organisations. We also work closely with grassroots community groups to ensure that they can benefit from training and access to quality information. We also undertake research and produce various publications on the issues we work on. Please contact us for further information.
Support to Family Campaigns - Individuals and families may wish to campaign to highlight the injustices they have faced. We can advise families on how to develop family campaigns.
Min Quan - the Chinese Monitoring Project- we provide legal, moral and practical support to Chinese people suffering racial harassment and domestic violence problems.
- National Assembly Against Racism.
The National Assembly Against Racism was established in 1994, at the initiative of black community organisations based in Tower Hamlets, following the community-led campaign against the election of a BNP councillor in a by-election in Millwall. The concern at this apparent electoral progress for an overtly racist party united national black organisations, anti-racists, trade unions, churches and faiths and many other organisations in a campaign to mobilise anti-racist opinion. The wide coalition formed around this issue was established in the National Assembly Against Racism as an umbrella of affiliates and individual members to initiate campaigns, set agendas and raise awareness on the whole range of anti-racist issues affecting British society.
- Newham Monitoring Project
Founded after the racist murder of Akhtar Ali Baig in 1980, Newham Monitoring Project (NMP) is a grassroots, community based organisation, providing independent help and support to members of the black community who are on the receiving end of racial and civil injustice. NMP has been monitoring the incidents of racial harassment within the borough since 1980 and has itself dealt with over 400 cases of racial and civil injustice each year. After 20 years of struggling against racism and advocating for a more just society, many of the issues that led to our formation are still awaiting meaningful redress. Our approaches to tackling these issues have changed and adapted over two decades, keeping pace with the increasing sophistication of evasion and procrastination of many institutions who are duty bound to serve the whole of the community.
- Prejudice in Britain
Our aim is to provide an open forum to discuss the various prejudices (racism, ageism, sexism etc) that occur here in the UK. Registration is free, so sign up and join in the discussion.
Prejudice - an adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts. It is fair to say that all of us have suffered some form of prejudice during our lives. For some though it is a daily reality. Prejudice at work, or school due to race, colour, religious beliefs, size, weight, sex. The list is endless.
- Searchlight Searchlight's aim is to combat racism, neo-nazism, fascism and all forms of prejudice. Searchlight is a non-sectarian organisation in political, ethnic and religious terms. It believes in achieving the broadest possible unity in the fight against racism, neo-nazism, fascism and prejudice.
- Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racist charity which was established in January 1996 with the aim of using Professional footballers as anti-racist role models. Although racism is on the decline in professional football, it is unfortunately on the increase in British and indeed European society. The aim of our campaign is to combat racism through anti-racist education and professional footballers are showing the way in terms of making a stand and fighting racism.
- Statewatch Home Page monitoring the state and civil liberties in the European Union
- Teen Issues TeenIssues.co.uk was formed in late 2005 to offer a unique reference point on what teenagers want to know.
Being a teenager can be a troublesome time. This site offers great advice on some of the perils and issues and how to overcome them.
Under the header Teenage Troubles there is a FAQ on racism.
- Youth Against Racism England
- Racial harassment
featuring current affairs and public interest items not just relevant to the Tyne and Wear area but of interest nationwide . This site presently features items relating to Local Government and Race Relation's issues . Latest disturbing local news is that South Tyneside is second only to the West End of Newcastle in reported race hate crimes in the area. South Tyneside has one of the longest established ethnic minority communities in the Country. Whats going wrong ? Whats being done to stop it ? People often have the misconception that Racism is the preserve of the so called "thug" element. This couldnt be further from the truth and rascists exist in many forms with even so called "respectable" pillars of the community involved. Those who protect and shield racists, in the full knowledge of that racists actions, are themselves just as guilty as if they had done the deed themselves. Is there a point to all this ? Thats what this sites here to show.
- Racism, Ethnicity and Criminology
The Racism, Ethnicity & Criminology Round Table has been created to provide a forum for discussing racism and ethnicity within criminology and related disciplines. The discussion group is co-ordinated by Benjamin Bowling (King's College London), Coretta Phillips (London School of Economics) and Andrew Zurawan. This group is the product of a round table discussion held at the 1997 British Criminology Conference in Belfast.
- Support Against Racist Incidents (SARI)
- A voluntary black-led agency run by people who have suffered racial harassment.
- Services are free.
- Non-political & non-profit-making.
- Black Information Link.
BLINK Premier UK site for ethnic minorities issues
- The Black Police Association
BPA was launched at New Scotland Yard, London, in September 1994. The primary aim of the BPA is to improve the working environment for police personnel of African, African-Caribbean or Asian origin. The term Black does not denote skin colour but emphasises the common experiences of individuals of visible minority ethnic origins
aimed at young people without much first hand experience of ethnic minorities (in the UK this generally means the target audience is white people without much contact with black and Asian people). It is in language accessible to 11-16 year olds, and has nine fictional characters through whom issues to do with harassment, relationships, religion etc can be explored.
- ITZ Caribbean
The online resource for the Caribbean community and Caribbean culture in the UK, business and services directory, articles and information. View over 2,000 pages of information relating to all things Caribbean in London and around the UK.
- Celebrating Cultural Diversity Network (CCDN)
aa dynamic community initiative of Black and Multiple Heritage Organizations, families and individuals that was first established in June 2005. We exist, through collaboration, to develop, deliver and sustain a strong voice for people of diverse ethnicities, cultures and faiths (DECF) communities in Hastings, St Leonard’s on Sea, Bexhill and surrounding areas within the South East, UK.
- The Chronicle
the premier not-for-profit information provider promoting positive futures for Black communities in Britain. This innovative Internet magazine offers high quality news, opinions and information on modern Black Britain. Coverage includes urban affairs, education, politics, the arts, media and opinions, culture, history, career goals and related issues. Hundreds of pages, updated frequently by the editor, a senior professor of sociology, help serve the needs of policy makers, grassroots leaders, academics, and serious students and professionals.
The Council for Education in World Citizenship-Cymru is an educational charity working with young people to promote understanding of the contemporary world. It provides support for local, national and global citizenship education in Wales.
- Electronic Immigration Network
- The FUSION PROJECT: Cornwall
Young People Bringing Cultures Together in Cornwall.
The FUSION Project is an exciting new opportunity for young people to become involved in celebrating the cultural diversity of Cornwall & to combat racism in our community. Young people start the Cornish Model for Anti-Racism through Fusion!
- Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
JCWI is an independent, national organisation working for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy. We provide free advice and casework and we train, campaign and lobby for change. JCWI also publishes the Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law Handbook which is the most widely used immigration law reference guide in the UK.
- National Coalition of Anti-Deportation campaigns
voluntary organisation that promotes positive social change through education. Development education means learning about how people are improving their quality of life, in Britain and other countries. It also means taking action - to develop your own community and support other people doing the same in their own countries.
- Positive Action in Housing
PAIH is a lobbying and casework organisation, set up in 1995, working to combat racial harassment and black homelessness in Scotland. PAIH conducts research and runs events for black groups, voluntary organisations and housing providers. Throughout its work, PAIH draws its perspective from those who live in poor housing and/or suffer racial harassment within society.
- The Runnymede Trust
Independent research and policy agency which addresses itself specifically to the development of a successful multi-ethnic society. Our aim is to provide information, research and advice and to promote the value of diversity in our communities.
- Rural Diversity
Information on Rural Diversity issues, Race Equality
- The Board Of Deputies Of British Jews
For over 240 years the Board of Deputies has protected, supported and defended the interests, religious rights and customs of Jews in the United Kingdom and promoted the development of the Jewish community in Britain. In practice the Board is both "the voice of British Jewry" and an organisation which conducts a wide variety of projects and action programmes, especially those where no other Jewish body exists to do so. These projects are constantly developing in line with changing community needs.
- The Community Security Trust
The Community Security Trust advises and represents the Jewish tabcommunity on matters of security and antisemitism.
- Something Jewish
The co-founders of JMT Ventures, Leslie Bunder and Eamonn Ozerovitch, have a vision to unite Jewish people through online, print and other related media. Through their web sites, they aim to inspire, educate and inform Jewish people of their cultural identity and the richness of it.
The Union of Jewish Students is the only cross communal body, dedicated to the provision of meaningful Jewish experiences to Jewish students from all denominations and political views, as well as defending the rights of Jewish students on campus. UJS offers a wide range of opportunities in political, educational, cultural and leadership roles, empowering students to take up positions of responsibility, to advantage themselves and those around them.
Roma, Sinti & Travellers
- Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group
provides valuable assistance and information to the Gypsy community in and around Derbyshire. DGLG also has close relationships with local authorities and services to aid managing Gypsy culture with knowledge and respect. We also are host agency to the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups (see further bellow).
- Gypsy Collections
at the University of Liverpool comprise the Gypsy Lore Society Archive, and the Scott Macfie Gypsy Collection of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, sound recordings and press cuttings. The holdings encompass over 50,000 items in various media.
- International Gypsy and Traveller Affairs
Advice (legal and other) on Gypsy's and Travellers' issues.
- Irish Traveller Movement
This website has been set up for you all to learn what is going on in the UK and Ireland, with the Irish travellers, both still on the road and on settled sites. Here I will keep you informed of the largest site in the UK, Dale Farm.
- National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups
The Federation was formed in May 2006 so that groups that have been established for a lengthy period can help and assist those that are only just getting underway.
It was formed to undertake a series of conferences in each of the nine regions and has been funded for a pilot of three. The small working committee is working with groups in each region. The first of these conferences being in the East Midlands.
- Time Traveller
The Time Travellers website will provide a multimedia resource about the cultural traditions of this marginalised minority ethnic group. Young Gypsy/Travellers from across Scotland have been actively engaged in the management, research and implementation of this much needed project, identifying important issues, as well as the format and contents of all the web pages. The purpose of the website is to promote understanding and awareness of the Gypsy/Traveller culture and to challenge discrimination and wide-ranging exclusion they face on a daily basis.
- Traveller Law Research Unit UK
The Traveller Law Research Unit (TLRU) was based at Cardiff Law School, part of Cardiff University, between March 1995 and December 2002; and ran the Telephone Legal Advice Service for Travellers (TLAST) until April 1998. It now only exists in this virtual form, and the website remains in order that you may access some of its publications, and related information.
- Urban Gypsies (UK)
- Youth Division
We are the youth division of, International Gypsy and Travellers Affairs, Irish Traveller Movement 2006 UK and Canterbury Gypsy Support Group, Kent.
Here you will find educational items, projects we are doing and email adresses for the children to email if they need our help or would like to become a member of our group.
- Amnesty International UK
- British Irish Rights Watch
Independent non-governmental organisation that has been monitoring the human rights dimension of the conflict, and latterly the peace process, in Northern Ireland since 1990.
- Citizen Rights Lawyering
Citizen Rights Lawyering (CRL) is a non-profit, non-partisan human rights organization based in London. CRL is practical and effective.
Liberty is one of the UK's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations. It was founded as the National Council for Civil Liberties in 1934 and has campaigned for equal rights for over 70 years. We believe in a society based on the democratic participation of all its members and the principles of justice, openness, the right to dissent and respect for diversity. We aim to secure the equal rights of everyone (as long as they don't infringe the rights and freedoms of others) and oppose any abuse or excessive power by the state against its people.
- National Coalition of Anti-Deportation campaigns
- Refugee Council
The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. We not only give direct help and support, but also work with asylum seekers and refugees to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.
We believe asylum seekers and refugees should be treated with understanding and respect. Our services aim to reflect this and include:
giving advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees to help them rebuild their lives
working with refugee community organisations, helping them grow and serve their communities
caring for separated children to help them feel safe and supported in the UK
offering training and employment courses to enable asylum seekers and refugees to use their skills and qualifications
campaigning and lobbying for refugees' voices to be heard in the UK and abroad
keeping them high on the political agenda and discussed in the media
producing authoritative information on refugee issues worldwide, including reports, statistics and analysis
- Refugees Online
Promoting and supporting the use of online communications among UK refugee communities
- Scottish Refugee Council
exists to provide advice, support and practical help to refugees and their families in Scotland campaigning on issues which affect them. We liaise with other agencies throughout Scotland to ensure that local service providers are aware of, and responsive to, refugees' needs, and directly provide specialist services where required. The Scottish Refugee Council is unique in Scotland It is the only organisation concerned with the whole spectrum of refugee needs
- The United Kingdom Council for Human Rights
Britain's very own and home-based human rights organization and caters to residents of the these islands only. Monitoring the human rights situation in the United Kingdom where society has been radically restructured since 1979 resulting in increasing disparities in health and wealth. There is increasing discrimination on the grounds of race, class and gender.
- National Centre for Independent Living
This website is designed to be a resource on independent living and Direct Payments for disabled people and others working in the field.
- Disability Rights
We want to help you find out about your rights as a disabled person, and to learn more about the legislation that exists to help establish fully comprehensive and enforceable civil rights for disabled people in the UK.
- Institute on Independent Living
The Institute's purpose is to promote the opportunities of persons with disabilities to gain more personal and political power, self-determination, full participation and equality through information, training materials, consultancy and technical assistance. The Institute works in cooperation with other organizations which support these aims at the local, national and international level, including self-help groups in developing countries.
- The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
aims to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. We do this by conducting research and sharing the findings with other people.
Gay & Lesbian Resources
- the Glasgow LGBT Centre
the UK's largest LGBT community centre, including cafe/bar, information, art gallery, function space, reading room, events, free newspapers and interest groups.
Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights is an independent organisation. We gives advice, information and support to lesbians, gay men who are having trouble at work. We produce publications including a newsletter and run training courses for employers, trade unions and public authorities.
- The Queer Resources Directory
- London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard.
A voluntary organisation which aims to provide a 24 hour information, support and referral service for lesbians and gay men from all backgrounds throughout the United Kingdom.
- Crossroads Womens Centre
Some of the groups based at the Centre: Black Women for Wages for Housework, English Collective of Prostitutes, Women Against Rape (WAR).
- Council for Education in World Citizenship-Cymru
CEWC-Cymru is an educational charity working with young people to promote active global citizenship in Wales. It also provides resources and training for PSE and citizenship education.
- Idealist Organizations in United Kingdom.
Idealist allows organizations - whether they have a Website or not - to enter and update information about their services, volunteer opportunities, job openings, internships, upcoming events, and any material or publication they have produced.
- European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance is a body of the Council of Europe set up by the first Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the member States of the Council of Europe held in Vienna in October 1993.
The European Centre for Minority Issues is a non-partisan, bi-national institution founded in 1996 by the Governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. The three founders are represented by the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Cultural Affairs.
- European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
The primary task of the Centre is to provide the EU Community and its Member States with objective, reliable and comparable data at European level on the phenomena of racism, xenophobia an anti-Semitism in order to help them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respectives spheres of competence. The Centre studies the extent and development of the phenomena and manifestations of racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, analyses their causes, consequences and effects and examines examples of good practice in dealing with them.
- Education without prejudice.
site about Diversity in Early Childhood, Education and Training. This site wants to help create a European network on anti-bias education in the early years.
It contains background information, events, training resources and discussion groups. Belgium and other countries.
- European Federation for Intercultural Learning
- European Network Against Racism
to combat racism from all the EU Member States
The European Women's Lobby is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union, with over 2,700 member associations in the 15 Member States.
- Quilliam Foundation
The Quilliam Foundation is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank. Located in London, our founders are former leading ideologues of UK-based extremist Islamist organizations – organizations that are still active today.
- The Migration Policy Group
MPG was established as an independent, not for profit organisation based in Brussels. MPG is committed to improving policy development on migration and related issues through the promotion of facilitated exchange between key stakeholders in Europe, North America and the international community, and through the production of substantive, comparative policy analysis. MPG bases its activities on the belief that high-level discussion and debate within and between countries among representatives of all sectors of society - public, private, and business - can contribute to the identification and implementation of innovative and effective solutions to the challenges posed by migration.
- Tolerantschools – a European network
The EU-financed project "Tolerantschools – a European network" by offering an own internet and communication platform enables the presentation of innovative European projects and initiatives, the exchange of experiences of its actors, their networking and co-operation, the quest for suitable project partners and the further development of pedagogical methods. The project is coordinated by the DGB-Bildungswerk Berlin-Brandenburg/Germany.
- United for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees.
- Youth Against Racism in Europe