ENAR POSITION PAPER: Racialisation and shrinking space

Position paper released by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) on 15/03/2023.

In December 2022, ENAR, together with Frontline Defenders and Protection International, organised a seminar on shrinking space and the threats to human rights defenders (HRDs) who work with racialised people in Europe. The seminar was organised in reaction to an increase in threats and violations experienced by racialised HRDs and the sense of a narrowing civic space in Europe affecting especially HRDs who work on racial inequality, migration and non-discrimination.

The seminar was an opportunity for ENAR members and HRDs civil society organisations (CSOs), but also for officials from the European Parliament (EP), European Commission (EC), United Nations (UN) and donors to come together and have a discussion in a safe space where experiences could be shared and policy solutions explored.

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