Football against discrimination: Young people in Tbilisi join Football People Action Weeks.


Inspired by a social movement of over 100,000 people, nongovernmental organization Youth for Peace and Equality joined the Football People Action Weeks and organized a tournament to stand against racism and discrimination on 19th of October.

More than 30 young people representing ethnic, religious or sexual minorities played football against discrimination in Samgori, one of the Tbilisi suburbs. The fans could choose to support Azerbaijani team, team of female players, foreign volunteers’ team or queer team. Or they could also support the idea of the tournament as such – equality, tolerance and cooperation.

Football match against discrimination

The Fare Football People weeks present the unified stand against all barriers that exclude people and communities.
Between 6th and 20th October every year, grassroots groups, professional football teams and thousands more enthusiasts celebrate the power of football in combating discrimination, both online and offline. All around Europe they run series of activities, including dedicated matches, educational workshops, football tournaments and more, to promote social inclusion and raise awareness. The Football People Action Weeks are a time for everyone involved in football to stand together for the same goal: to bring about a positive change through football.
“The weeks are now the biggest social change activity in sport and we are happy to count on Youth for Peace and Equality to help us take further the message and celebrate with us.” said Piara Powar, Fare Executive Director.

Football match against discrimination
In 2016, over 2,000 activities were organized in more than 60 countries, with over 100,000 people directly participating.
Miko Shakhdinarian from YPE said: “I was really happy when our organization was given a chance to be involved and organize activities on behalf of Fare. These kind of campaigns are very important, we believe that they can make a positive change in society.” Youth for Peace and Equality and Fare encourage all groups engaged in anti-discriminatory actions to get involved in the Football People weeks.

More information about Football People weeks can be found on www.farenet.org, www.facebook.com/farenetwork, https://twitter.com/farenet and https://www.instagram.com/farenet/.

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Inspired by a social movement of over 100,000 people, nongovernmental organization Youth for Peace and Equality joined the Football People Action Weeks and organized a tournament to stand against racism and discrimination on 19th of October. More than 30 young people representing ethnic, religious or sexual minorities played football...
<strong>Inspired by a social movement of over 100,000 people, nongovernmental organization Youth for Peace and Equality joined the Football People Action Weeks and organized a tournament to stand against racism and discrimination on 19th of October. </strong> More than 30 young people representing ethnic, religious or sexual minorities played football against discrimination in Samgori, one of the Tbilisi suburbs. The fans could choose to support Azerbaijani team, team of female players, foreign volunteers' team or queer team. Or they could also support the idea of the tournament as such - equality, tolerance and cooperation. <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-748" src="http://recmag.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IMG_7289-680x453.jpg" alt="Football match against discrimination" width="680" height="453" /> The Fare Football People weeks present the unified stand against all barriers that exclude people and communities. Between 6th and 20th October every year, grassroots groups, professional football teams and thousands more enthusiasts celebrate the power of football in combating discrimination, both online and offline. All around Europe they run series of activities, including dedicated matches, educational workshops, football tournaments and more, to promote social inclusion and raise awareness. The Football People Action Weeks are a time for everyone involved in football to stand together for the same goal: to bring about a positive change through football. “The weeks are now the biggest social change activity in sport and we are happy to count on Youth for Peace and Equality to help us take further the message and celebrate with us.” said Piara Powar, Fare Executive Director. <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-749" src="http://recmag.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IMG_7358-680x453.jpg" alt="Football match against discrimination" width="680" height="453" /> In 2016, over 2,000 activities were organized in more than 60 countries, with over 100,000 people directly participating. Miko Shakhdinarian from YPE said: "I was really happy when our organization was given a chance to be involved and organize activities on behalf of Fare. These kind of campaigns are very important, we believe that they can make a positive change in society." Youth for Peace and Equality and Fare encourage all groups engaged in anti-discriminatory actions to get involved in the Football People weeks. More information about Football People weeks can be found on <a href="http://www.farenet.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.farenet.org</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/farenetwork?__mref=message_bubble" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/farenetwork</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/farenet" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://twitter.com/farenet</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/farenet/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.instagram.com/farenet/</a>.
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