The Greek reality of racist violence: from extremist racist groups to “everyday” racism

INVITATION – PRESS RELEASE Press Conference on 2018 Annual Report   The Greek reality of racist violence: from extremist racist groups to “everyday” racism   Athens, 12.4.2019 – The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) is organizing a Press Conference to present its findings based on the recordings in 2018.   […]

Photo from the Press Conference organized in April 2017 to present the Annual RVRN Report for 2016. ©UNHCR/Yorgos Kyvernitis

INVITATION – PRESS RELEASE

Press Conference on 2018 Annual Report

 

The Greek reality of racist violence:

from extremist racist groups to “everyday” racism

 

Athens, 12.4.2019 – The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) is organizing a Press Conference to present its findings based on the recordings in 2018.

 

The Press Conference will take place on

Thursday, 18 April 2019, at 12:00 p.m.,

Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers – ESIEA

(20, Akadimias str., 1st floor)

The discussion will be moderated by John Baskakis, journalist.


Opening Remarks:

  • Maria Yannakaki, General Secretary for Transparency and Human Rights

 

Presentation of the 2018 RVRN Annual Report

  • Tina Stavrinaki, Assistant Coordinator, Racist Violence Recording Network

 

Interventions:

Golden Dawn trial and Luqman trial: the response to racist violence by the judicial authorities

  • Takis Zotos, Attorney at Law

 

“Everyday” racism on the streets, at school, in the tax office, at work

  • Jackie Abhulimen, Generation 2.0

 

The Law is not enough: legal recognition of gender identity in practice

  • Marina Galanou, Greek Transgender Support Association

 

Durable solutions for refugees in the current political context

  • Kalliopi Stefanaki, UNHCR Representation in Greece

 

Building bridges: the Greek National Commission for Human Rights in the fight against discrimination

  • Roxani Fragou, National Commission for Human Rights

 

For further information, please contact:

Tina Stavrinaki, 210.7233216, [email protected]


Note: Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.

The Racist Violence Recording Network was created in 2011 by UNHCR Greece and the National Commission for Human Rights. RVRN Membership: Act Up Hellas, Aitima, Amnesty International, Antigone-Information and Documentation Centre, Arsis, Association of Afghans United In Greece, ASANTE, Association of Social Workers of Greece, “Babel” Day Centre, Caritas Athens, Caritas Hellas, Center for Life, Centre for Research on Women’s Issues “Diotima”, Centre for the Support of Repatriated and Migrants – Ecumenical Refugee Program, Colour Youth – LGBTQ Youth Community of Athens, Doctors of the World (MdM), Faros tou kosmou, Forum of Migrants in Crete, Generation 2.0 RED, Greek Council for Refugees, Greek Forum of Migrants, Greek Forum of Refugees, Greek Transgender Support Association, Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants, Group of Lawyers for the Support of Refugee and Migrant Rights (Thessaloniki), Hellenic League for Human Rights, Hellenic Red Cross, HIAS in Greece, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association of Rhodes, HumanRights360, LATHRA? – Solidarity Committee for Chios refugees, Medical Intervention, Melissa Network, METAdrasi, Network for Children’s Rights, Network for Social Support of Refugees and Immigrants, Network for the Support of Refugee and Migrant Rights (Patras), “Pleiades – Hellenic Action for Human Rights”, Positive Voice, PRAKSIS, Rainbow Families, Refugee Support Aegean, Solidarity Now, University of Aegean Anti-Racist Observatory, World Without War and Violence as well as the Greek Ombudsman and the Council for Migrant Integration of the Municipality of Athens as observers.