Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is proud to affirm its commitment to ending racism on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
RAV has joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs to support the “Racism. It stops with me” campaign, being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The campaign emphasises the importance of taking a stand against racism whenever it happens.
Our commitment to this initiative is a natural extension of our aim to help all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
We strongly support and celebrate the creation of a multicultural society in which all Australians feel valued and have the opportunity to participate fully, without discrimination.
RAV has a comprehensive program to reinforce our commitment to diversity and social inclusion and build our capacity to meet the needs of people from all cultures.
The International Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1966, to coincide with the date in 1960 when police killed 69 people in Sharpeville, South Africa at a peaceful protest against apartheid laws. The theme for the International Day in 2013 is “Racism and Sport”.
For more information about the campaign, or to find a range of anti-racism resources, go to: http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/
Or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.
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