Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their ‘race’.
As conflicts continue to erupt across the globe, causing people to flee, we have seen race-based discrimination at borders. As COVID-19 keeps attacking our communities, we have seen how certain racial groups have been hit much harder than others. As economies suffer, we have seen hate speech and violence directed at racial minorities.
The Lab4GE partners recognize that we all have a role to play in fostering peace. And tackling racism is a crucial way to contribute. The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: https://asfar.org.uk/project/learn-abroad-to-do-better-at-home-for-gender-equality/