Please join us Sunday 26th 2017 at the Libyan Embassy in Copenhagen Denmark to protest against the enslavement of African people and other crimes against humanity taking place in Libya. We are also protesting the systemic silencing of crimes which have been ongoing for years in the region which have culminated into what we see today. Some of the crimes are human trafficking, organ theft, rape, forced prostitution and many other crimes. For further information please click the link below.
Black Women are at the very center of People of African Descent’s homes and communities. Black Women are often put last in being recognized within the structures of society in Denmark and we at AEC advocate for the implementation of laws and the legal language on intersectional discrimination *multiple discrimination* within Denmark which do not exist currently. Such legal definitions and language on intersectional discrimination are important, not just for the empowerment and protection of the rights of Black Women, but also for groups under represented in society. Intersectional discrimination effects the Black Queer communities, Black people of different ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexuality, economic status etc. and many others regardless of background. Although intersectional discrimination is not limited to PAD, we feel it is important do to how we are effected most often, that we create space where this focus can also be understood through the lens of People of African Descent in Denmark as we are effected intersecting with the discrimination we face in connection with the perception of race often.
Chapter I: Introduction & Core Demands
1. Recognition as a Group affected by Racism
People of African Descent and Black Europeans are one of the largest minorities in Europe and highlighted as being particularly vulnerable to racism across the European Union. Estimates from the United States Congress suggest that approximately 7,000,000 to 10,000,000 individuals of African Descent currently live in Europe, building on a long history in these countries.
People of African Descent and Black Europeans (PAD & BE) across Europe face a specific form of racism, which severely inhibits their full enjoyment of human rights. We demand a recognition of the situation of PAD & BE in accordance with:
CERD’s General Recommendation No 34 on People of African Descent
the findings of the UN Commission for Human Right’s Working Group for People of African Descent (E/CN.4/2003/WG.20/WP.3)
ENAR’s findings on Black Europeans and People of African Descent in Europe (2012).
We further demand that PAD & BE be recognized as affected by a specific form of racism across the European Union. Such recognition is the necessary basis for all legal and policy attempts to reduce the effects of racial discrimination against PAD & BE across Europe.