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Brave individuals, communities, families of victims, have denounced racism, its legacies, and its horrendous consequences, reaching into every part of society and life.

Their voices and actions have resulted in a long-delayed reckoning with racial discrimination and systemic racism.

Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights




Let’s strengthen human rights education to provide everyone, especially young people, with tools to fight oppression, racism, and racial discrimination.

Speak up

Let your voices be heard by showing support for and solidarity with racial equality and anti-discrimination. Speak up on social media, and engage with #FightRacism content.


Let’s stand united to achieve racial justice and equality by calling for ratification and implementation of the ICERD, implementation of the DDPA, and recognition of the Decade for Peoples of African Descent.



Everyone has the right to learn about the difficult histories associated with racism, slavery, colonialism, as well as their legacies, which survive in the structural inequalities that still plague societies today. For young people, by learning about our shared past acts of inhumanity, war crimes and wrongdoings, they can be vigilant about all manifestations of discrimination, racism and hatred from the outset.


Speak up

Speaking up against intolerances can lead to participation in concrete actions. It is key in the fight against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances.

  • Do not be silent. Silence is indifference. By unifying global voices we can collectively achieve more.
  • Pro-actively counter hate speech actively. Find ways to participate in the #NotoHate campaign.
  • Use social media to support those who are victims of discrimination. Engage with #FightRacism and #LearnSpeakUpAct content.
  • Join with those fighting racism, discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, including UN Human Rights mandate holders, civil society organisations and relevant successful social media campaigns.



We all have the power to be the agents of change on the challenges presented by racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. What is necessary now is the courage, the will and the drive to act.

  • Seek out and support locally and globally movements, individuals and groups working to stamp out racism, discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
  • Urge governments to ratify and implement ICERD, as well as the commitments set out in the DDPA and the documents for the Decade.
  • Find out how governments fare in the fight against discrimination and racism.
  • Participate in one of our fellowships to better learn how to use human rights tools to help eradicate racism and discrimination in your community.
  • Promote celebration of diversity, non-discrimination and anti-racism at work and in schools.


Learn, speak up, act! And spread the word to fight racism!

Share on social media the key messages and visuals that we have created for this campaign. Do not forget to use the hashtags #FightRacism, #StandUp4HumanRights and #LearnSpeakUpAct