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Fairness Race Awareness and Equality Fife (FRAE Fife) is Fife’s only race equality charity organisation. FRAE Fife was established as a thematic SIP in 1999, with the following aims:, challenge racism, empower and capacity build Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Fife, tackle social exclusion and improve service delivery to these communities.  

We wish to kindly extend an invitation to you and your organisation.

The Scottish government will be represented by the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport MSP Ms Shona Robison and David Torrance MSP for Kirkcaldy and member of the Equal Opportunities Committee

Project Name: Hate Crime Conference 

Need for the event;

Over the years we have seen a decline in the number of hate crime/incident reported. Yet during FRAE Fife meetings with the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and our equality partner organisations we are informed of an increase in hate crime/incident. It is known that there is a gap between the numbers of hate

Crimes/incidents occurring and the number of hate crimes/incidents recorded. The big question is why victims are not reporting?

FRAE Fife wants to take a more pro-active and robust approach to hate crime/incident reporting. We are hosting a hate crime/incident discussion conference in Fife, with partnership from the Hate Crime review group, other equality organisations and community groups across Fife.

This event will create an understanding of engagement that suit the community and hopefully will also improve the confidence in the Hate Crime/Incident reporting system. 

FRAE Fife has been conducting cultural awareness and diversity training which includes Hate Crime/Incident reporting. During these training sessions participants are asked questions about their knowledge of Hate Crime/Incident reporting. The feedback always gives a low or no knowledge response. 

This conference will be a great opportunity to promote the new 3rd party reporting centres across Fife. FRAE Fife has also conducted consultations on behalf of Fife Council and Community Safety on the Community Interest bank, which focused on how individuals felt they were affected by Hate Crime/Incident. In addition to this FRAE Fife has carried out a mapping exercise on Hate Crime which will be published at the conference.

As the only and leading organisation working in the field of race in Fife, it is important to have an awareness day to raise the profile of Hate Crime/Incident and show that there is a zero tolerance to such crimes.

The Aim

The aim of this event is to create awareness within Fife’s Community ie: Ethnic Minority community, Disability community, Elderly community and youths in Fife about Racism & Hate Crime/Incidents and it’s reporting system.

Outcome

         Increase awareness of national approach in tackling Hate Crime/Incident   

         Increase Hate Crimes/Incident reporting in Fife

         Create awareness of Hate Crime/Incidents in Fife

         Create awareness of 3rd Party reporting centres and reporting systems

more on www.farenet.org and

www.thejustincampaign.com

 

Third Party Reporting

We will be publishing information concerning Third Party Reporting in the near future.

SRTRC encourage you to report racist incidents directly to the Police. Remember, racist abuse is a CRIME, and is punishable by law in Scotland. Don't tolerate it, report it.

 

Schools and football unite against racism
Once again Hampden Stadium was the proud host for the Show Racism The Red Card/Educational Institute of Scotland anti-racist schools competition prize giving event.

The magnificent display of poetry, posters and films covering the large reception hall demonstrated the hard work, imagination and determination of pupils to stamp racism out of football and society.

12% of Scottish schools participated in the competition this year, and the quality of the submissions and winners work was reflected in the prizes, with all 12 SPL clubs and Morton FC providing signed footballs, signed shirts, VIP days and match tickets.

In attendance were players David McNammee (Livingston) , Jim McIntyre (Dundee United), Gordon Greer (Kilmarnock), Chris Burke (Rangers), Mark Wilson (Celtic), Phil O'Donnell (Motherwell), Andy McLaren and David McGurn (Morton) and Gerry Britton (Brechin). Scotland manager Walter Smith also came along to view the winners artworks and to show his support for the anti-racist campaign.

The day kicked off with a wild dash around the reception hall to gather the free football goodies and snacks that were provided. All the young people, and their teachers received a Red Card goody bag with magazines and posters before heading off on a tour of Hampden.

BBC Scotland's Dougie Vipond compered the prize giving with Pee Tee and Nuts, the mascots from Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock, whipping the crowd into a frenzy as the winners received their prizes from the SPFL players. The prizewinning films were screened and the young poets read their first-rate poetry to an appreciative audience.

After the formalities were over it was photo time in the main stand and the chance to meet the players and mascots.

Billy Singh, Show Racism the Red Card Scotland's Coordinator said,
"Once again Scotland's young people are showing the way in tackling racism. Especially in the current political climate, it is essential that young people are able to combat racist stereotypes and attitudes from the earliest age.

The competition encourages schoolchildren to challenge racism in an intelligent way - the SRTRC Scotland video and education pack covers issues ranging from asylum, racism in grassroots football, to racist bullying in schools.

You can see by the high standard of artwork on show the strength of feeling Scotland's young people have on these issues".

United Soccer Experience was instrumental in delivering the message at the St Andrews International Football Festival in August 2016. Our under 15 teams played against professional clubs, Hibs, Raith Rovers, Motherwell, Barnsley & Harlestown from Norwich. Before each match both teams were photographed in front of the

"Show Racism the Red Card Banner"

and all the details can be found on the club page. USE Fully supports this project and will promote harmony where ever possible through sport.

 

The UEFA 10 point plan against racism

  1. Issue a statement saying the club will not tolerate racism, spelling out the action it will take against those engaged in racist chanting. The statement should be printed in all match programmes and displayed permanently and prominently around the ground.
  2. Make public address announcements condemning racist chanting at matches.
  3. Make it a condition for season-ticket holders that they do not take part in racist abuse.
  4. Take action to prevent the sale of racist literature inside and around the ground.
  5. Take disciplinary action against players who engage in racial abuse.
  6. Contact other clubs to make sure they understand the club’s policy on racism.
  7. Encourage a common strategy between stewards and police for dealing with racist abuse.
  8. Remove all racist graffiti from the ground as a matter of urgency.
  9. Adopt an equal opportunities' policy in relation to employment and service provision.
  10. Work with all other groups and agencies, such as the players union, supporters, schools, voluntary organisations, youth clubs, sponsors, local authorities, local businesses and police, to develop pro-active programmes and make progress to raise awareness of campaigning to eliminate racial abuse and discrimination.

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