Finnish Red Cross coordinate Week against racism campaign 2020

Week against racism 2020

 

WHEN? 16–22 March 2020, week 12 

WHERE? Everywhere in Finland

HOW?

By challenging individual people, organisations, government agencies, schools, educational institutions and various communities and sports clubs to participate in the common week against racism campaign and share with their followers on social media platforms why and how they combat racism.

By holding anti-racism events open to all and sharing photos of them on social media with hashtag #rasisminvastainenviikko #weekagainstracism

WHY? 

Racist views are in contrast with the Red Cross’ principles of humanity and impartiality.

Humanity:Preventing and alleviating human suffering in any way possible is the main mission and goal of the operations of the Red Cross. Its purpose is to protect human life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all people.

Impartiality:The Red Cross makes no discrimination as to nationality, religious beliefs, race, political opinions, or class. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

Preventing discrimination and protecting human dignity is part of the organisation’s basic activities.

Materials distributed free of charge: mobiles, stickers, badges and posters can be ordered from the Red Cross’ online shop starting on week 5.

All functional materials produced by the FRC that can be downloaded in an electronic format from the eirasismille.fi website

 

Responsible person and coordinator for the national campaign janette.gronfors@redcross.fi 

Finnish Red Cross local offices