racism

This seventh General Policy Paper by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is the product of ongoing concern and reflection regarding the development of progressive integration and social inclusion policies as a tool to combat racism.

It comes shortly after the EU designed and adopted a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, an important step in acknowledging politically the need to improve Roma inclusion initiatives and policies and to combat segregation.

The Hate Crimes Project will present new Scottish research on concepts of “hate” crime. It will also provide short summaries, discussion and artwork from multimedia projects.

The site is partially funded by a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and at present it contains links and findings from research carried out, some with colleagues, funded by the RSE, the Clark Foundation and the Scottish Centre for Criminal Justice Research, all of whose support is gratefully acknowledged.

Report that provides a civil society perspective on the situation of racism and related discrimination in Europe, between March 2010 and March 2011.

Findings indicate that racially discriminatory practices are widespread, institutional in nature and practiced at all levels of society across Europe.

Report that presents the results of a special initiative designed to develop methods for preventing young people from becoming involved in racist violence. The Preventing Racist Violence Special Initiative consists of three projects undertaken in South and East London, and has been funded by the Trust for London. The initiative was launched in January 2007 and the projects have now been in operation for over four years.

Bulletin which presents statistics on racist incidents recorded and cleared up by the eight Scottish police forces in 2009-10.

What are the causes of racism? And how successful are policy measures in addressing these? The main focus in this unique review has been on British research and policy evidence. The review also included examples of international interventions and the lessons from their success.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is primarily for professionals and students and members of the South Asian communities in Britain. Much of the information will also be useful for mental health service users and carers.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is targeted at mental health professionals, journalists and students. However, it is also aims to present mental health statistics in a way which makes the subject accessible to all those who are interested in mental health.

Casework practice is the process whereby, for example, housing officers, anti-social behaviour officers and neighbourhood wardens work with a tenant who has reported a racist incident to help resolve a complaint. This article focuses on the need for racist/hate incident case workers to be aware of the value of empowerment, and to be able to offer an empowering service when working directly with clients.

Stigmatisation and discrimination are not new to migrant communities, and the AIDS epidemic has played into and reinforced existing racism and xenophobia. This factsheet looks at the way ethnic and racial groups are often perceived and judged as a group, rather than as individuals. They are stereotyped as being 'aggressive', 'unqualified', 'uneducated', or 'criminal'. There is abundant evidence to refute each of these stereotypes.