Friday, 27 November 2015

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New campaign - Let's fight Racism

racismcampaignRacism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. Each and every one of us plays a role in either contributing to or breaking down racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.

The UN has launched a social media campaign called "Let's Fight Racism" in a joint effort by the Department of Public Information and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to engage with the general public.

The campaign website offers a number of ways in which you can spread the word and help promote this initiative. It also suggests ways in which you you can take part, either by sharing, stories, videos and e-cards, or by taking a quiz and checking out the UN's Global Action Plan to combat racism.

Below is a list of suggested twitter and facebook friendly updates that you can share to get friends, family and colleagues involved in the campaign.


Suggested Twitter and Facebook Updates to help spread the word:

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Spread the word! New campaign to fight racism, xenophobia & intolerance launched by #UN #FightRacism

Visit the #FightRacism campaign on Facebook to share ideas for combatting #racism in your community -

Send a message that #racism is unacceptable – visit to take part in the #FightRacism campaign

#FightRacism with #UN – visit to download a postcard and pass it on to friends!

Tell the #UN what you are doing to combat racism on by using hashtag #FightRacism.

What does #racism mean to you? Visit #UN page, read what others have to say. Help #FightRacism!

Learn more about #racism - Read real life stories at – Join the cause to #FightRacism!

Test your knowledge on #HumanRights #Defenders! Take a quiz at and contribute to #FightRacism.


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Learn more about racism
Seek different perspectives through reading the writings of authors of other races or ethnicity. Read real life stories about overcoming racial discrimination.

What does racism mean to you?
Join the UN Let’s Fight Racism campaign and read what racism means to others. Learn from a new perspective and share your story!

More Than Meets the Eye
Check out the UN campaign to fight racism. Download postcards, share with friends, have your say and more.

Let’s Fight Racism
Tell us what you are doing to combat racism on the Let’s Fight Racism Facebook page or via Twitter using #FightRacism. Join our discussion!

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