What is Unia doing to combat racism?
Unia fights racism in all its forms.
The work of Unia is aimed at :
- By informing employers about the content of anti-racism and anti-discrimination legislation (Unia provides practical answers to concrete situations, in particular through the online training module eDiv) in order to support employers in their company’s diversity policy;
- By providing training to different institutional target groups (police, justice sector, local authorities, etc.), companies and various organisations;
- By consulting and signing cooperation agreements with sectors (for example with employers and the various trade unions), governments and the volunteer sector.
- Unia provides targeted input and recommendations to the relevant authorities. In addition, it submitted a report in 2017 evaluating the application and effectiveness of anti-racism and anti-discrimination legislation.
- Unia prepares reports and studies, including its annual report, such as the Annual Report Discrimination/Diversity 2013: Focus racism and the different diversity barometers with which Unia makes an inventory of the various socio-economic aspects of Belgian society.
- In the field of awareness-raising and prevention, Unia has a variety of instruments to improve equal opportunities and fight discrimination. These instruments have been developed either in a collaborative process with the school sector or solely by other organisations.
- Unia works with various partner organisations in specific areas, such as housing, where candidates from minority groups are often victims of discrimination when looking for a home.
- Unia organises campaigns and events to raise awareness within specific target groups. The annual #DonneMoi1Minute (‘Give me 1 minute’) video competition mobilises schools and classes throughout Belgium around a theme.