I'm Not Racist, But ...

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Objectives:
 
This initiative aimed at combating racial discrimination by:
 
 developing a clear understanding of the situation of ethnic minorities and housing; and empowering respective stakeholders to prevent or combat discrimination in this area; 
 empowering the African minority to get their voice heard, to advocate for their rights and to report discrimination; and 
 raising awareness on racial discrimination and promoting cultural diversity. 
 
 
Research:

Research on Immigrant and ethnic minority groups and housing and accommodation was carried out. This qualitative study delved into the housing experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities and the concerns of property owners and / or their representatives in this regard. A training programme for property owners and their representatives was then developed based on the results which emerged from this research. 
 
 
Two information leaflets on housing and accommodation were developed based on the results of this research.  A leaflet targeted at property owners and their representatives incorporated information on the relevant legislation as well as related rights and obligations. Another leaflet was targeted at immigrants and ethnic minorities and included information on the rights and obligations of tenants.
 
 Guide for Property Owners  -  EN 
 Guide for Property Tenants  -  EN / FR / Somali / Tigrinya
 
 
Training:

Training held for the African minority tackled issues such as lobbying and advocacy, empowerment, rights and remedies, getting one’s voice heard and reporting perceived discrimination. 
 
 
Awareness Raising:
 
An Anti-Racism Theme Day was organised on 8th December 2012, comprising of various activities which created a multicultural atmosphere promoting diversity, with the slogan ‘Celebrating Diversity’.  Prominent personalities presented this event, which featured live African and ethnic music, dance performances, ethnic food, arts and crafts; hand-made jewellery, games, face painting, Henna, hair braiding, and an Art exhibition portraying equality and anti-discrimination messages.
 
 Press Release in English
 
Video clips that spread anti-racist messages and raise awareness, promote positive images of ethnic minorities in local settings, allow immigrants and ethnic minorities to make their voice heard in the media, and facilitate a platform through which community organisations working with immigrants and ethnic minorities can enhance awareness raising on various related issues.
 
 The kids filming - aimed at promoting positive images of ethnic minorities in a local setting and awareness-raising promoting cultural diversity -  http://youtu.be/29PrWMZ-2Fw 
 
 The Poem – aimed at spreading anti-racist messages and awareness raising, allowing immigrants and ethnic minorities to make their voice heard in the media promoting cultural diversity - http://youtu.be/W2JItNCfoo8 
 
 I am Not Racist But… – Situations aimed to raise awareness: develop a clear understanding of the situation of ethnic minorities - http://youtu.be/uiMJrv1Zp5o The situation test - aimed at spreading anti-racist messages and awareness raising, also aimed at allowing immigrants and ethnic minorities to make their voice heard in the media - http://youtu.be/1CjjZtpczsA
 
 Interviewing Organisations and a day in the life of a Maltese person - aimed at allowing community organisations working with immigrants and ethnic minorities to comment on various related issues - http://youtu.be/rmlZHe1utbg  
  
 
Other Activities:
 
Launch Conference:  4th May 2012
 
 Press Release in English
 Press Release in Maltese
 
Final Conference:  17th December 2012
 
 Press Release in English
 Press Release in Maltese 
 
 
Other Publications: :
 
 Final Report
 
 
          Project Ref.          JUST/2011/PROG/AG/1902
         
          Project Name       I'm Not Racist, But...
         
          Fund                    European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidaity - PROGRESS
                                      (2007-2013)
          
          Start Date            December 2011
          End Date              December 2012
         
          Project Partners   Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS)
                                      Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Malta
                                      United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 
 


 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
 Contact Name 
National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
Gattard House,
National Road,
Blata l-Bajda HMR 9010
 
 Telephone
(+356) 2295 7850
 
 Email