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The Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization is a Budapest based humanitarian organization that was created in 1992. The vision of the founder, Mr. Gibril Deen, is to fight for the rights of migrants and refugees, to combat racism and discrimination against foreigners and to encourage at all levels social inclusion in our community.

FEKETÉN FEHÉREN A RASSZIZMUS ELLEN/CLEARLY AGAINST RACISM

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AZ EMBERI JOGOK VÉDELME ÉS A FAJI MEGKÜLÖNBÖZTETÉS ELLENI KÜZDELEM VESZÉLYBEN VAN MAGYARORSZÁGON!

Ezért a SPIN hálózat szolidaritási kampányt indít a Mahatma Gandhi Emberi Jogi Szervezet megsegítésére. Támogassa Ön is a szervezet munkáját 20 €-val, ezért kapni fog egy jó minőségű, szolidaritás emblémával ellátott pólót. A részletekért kattintson ide!

 

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EZ ITT A KÉRDÉS! THIS IS THE QUESTION! INTERVIEW WITH MR. DEEN (FROM 27. MINUTE)

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   BLACK LIVES MATTER! SPEECH OF MR. DEEN

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About our sister organization in Gambia

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOOTBALL AGAINST RACISM PROGRAM IN HUNGARY

FOOTBALL HAS NO COLOUR - A FOCINAK NINCS SZÍNE 

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Inclusion of migrants through volunteering in sports PDF Print E-mail

European Sport Inclusion Network (ESPIN)

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A brief summary of the project:

The overall objective of the project "European Sport Inclusion Network (ESPIN) is to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in organised sport through volunteering of migrants and minorities and capacity-building in sport organisations.

There are two key areas of the ESPIN project.

First, to promote "social inclusion and equal opportunities through increased participation and equal access"

Second, to "promote voluntary activities in sport".

Sport and football in particular is celebrated as a synonym for fairness, equal opportunities and the ethos of the "level playing field". Club and national teams and athletes with minority background are seen as symbols of a successful multiculturalism across Europe. Despite the enormous potential of sport for social inclusion, problems of exclusion and inequalities continue to exist in sport.

The Special Eurobarometer on Sport and Physical Activity (2014) stated that 41% of all EU citizens do sport.

But participation is unequally divided between social groups: men participate more than women, especially when it comes to organized sport and younger adults, and there is a strong correlation between income, social status and economic situation. These inequalities can be traced back to structural barriers and discriminatory surroundings, which prevent women, socially and economically marginalized groups, in particular minority groups (such as ethnic, religious, sexual or gender minorities) from active participation.

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 Workstreams

A. Baseline Study-Access, Participation & Exclusion of migrants and minorities in European sport

Qualitative study on issues of access, participation and exclusion of migrants and ethnic minorities in European sport.

B. Supporting Volunteering of Migrants in Sports: Developing a European Quality Mark Scheme and Trainings

Developing a European migrants volunteering in sports Quality Mark Scheme and Trainings. This core module includes National Round Table Meetings, the recruitment of clubs and volunteers, a European Training Seminar in Dublin (12- 14 June 15) and National Training Workshops

C. FARE Action Weeks 2015: Raising public awareness on exclusion (8. - 23 October 2015)

Grass roots events with a focus on disadvantaged migrant and ethnic minority groups and the participation of female groups and young people

D. European Week of Sport 2016: Facilitating inclusive partnership events (September 2016)

Facilitating inclusive partnership events. Sport clubs & associations work closely with migrants to host inclusive events

E. Networking Conference: Levelling the Playing Field - Make Sport accessible for Minorities (Oct/Nov 2016, Budapest)

The project partnership encompasses NGOs and sport organizations from seven EU countries including Camino (Germany), UISP (Italy), Football Association of Ireland (FAI)Liikkukaa (Finland), Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation (Hungary), SJPF- Portuguese Players Union (Portugal), and VIDC-FairPlay (Austria) as the lead organization.

The ESPIN project is co-funded under the ERASMUS + Sport Programme / Call EAC/S11/13 - Collaborative partnerships in the sport field and Not-for-profit European sport events.

More about the project


 
Roundtable discussion on Promoting Equal Opportunities of Migrants through Volunteering in Sport. PDF Print E-mail

Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization, partner in the Erasmus+ ESPIN (European Sport Inclusion Network), has successfully organized a national roundtable discussion in “Migrant Volunteering in Sport” thanks to the participation of 22 members of several Hungarian organizations.

The aim of the roundtable was to share opinion, experiences and suggestions on the inclusion of migrants through sports and volunteering.

As emerged in the discussion volunteers activities comprehends, among others, coaching or training, sport events organization, networking, fundraising and training: language courses, migrants cultures.  

The benefits for migrants who volunteer their time are quite easy to predict; in facts inclusion in sport activities facilitates integration through the learning of the language, the establishment of friendship relations and network. These in turn increase the possibilities to get information about job or education opportunities. At the end sport activities enable not only healthy life but also psychological uplift and self-confidence.

On the other hand migrants’ inclusion in sport activities leads to practical benefits for clubs and sport structures too. Indeed new talents and new skills shall bring to the teams that at the end raise their standard and quality.

Although clubs and sport structures shall be more interested on the practical results, we cannot undermine the cultural and social benefits from the presence of migrants, such as making the club more tolerant and aware of other cultures.

Therefore in order to establish an efficient volunteering context with migrants, sports structures/club shall have good information about the background of migration and cultural diversities and on the legal and living conditions of migrants and refugee in Hungary.

At the same time migrant volunteers require information about the host-country sport culture, which is fundamental to interact successfully in a culturally diverse environment, and the accessibility of sport clubs and structures.

Indeed a good level of mutual understanding and knowledge is unavoidable in order to succeed an efficient relations building scenario. Therefore training about cultural diversities, migration backgrounds and fair-play is important for both the actors and indispensable for defusing conflicts

However prejudices and language barriers affect the possibilities of migrants volunteering who in addition struggle to sustain themselves economically and hardly have time for volunteering.

At the same time grassroots clubs suffer from lack of funds, information and support from government organizations.

In order to overcome these limits the roundtable discussion recognizes that a handbook can be an important resource. It should contain all the relevant information about volunteering and its benefits and it should be accessible anytime from anywhere.

Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization looks forward a further cooperation in order to transform the theoretical reflection into practical achivements. 

Finally the Organization thanks all the participants involved for the constructive contribution.

Budapest, 8th May, 2015.

 

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