Statements and Press Releases

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Global caucus to accelerate Decade of People of African Descent

By esther | March 27, 2019

Brussels March 27, 2019 “ENPAD and UN Human Rights Office organise a core group of parliamentarians of African descent to meet in Brussels to set up global caucus to accelerate the implementation of the UN Decade for People of African Descent 5 years on” On the following day of the landmark vote and again in…

A historical and landmark resolution passed overwhelmingly by EU parliament recognising structural racism

By esther | March 27, 2019

Brussels March 26 , 2019 “A historical and landmark resolution passed overwhelmingly by EU parliament recognising structural racism and afrophobia against people of African Descent is a vindication of the hard work done in the past five years of the Decade of People of African Descent” says Esther Mamadou Executive Director of the European Network…

PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT NEED MORE THAN AWARENESS-RAISING

By enpadmin | May 14, 2018

The European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD) welcomes the People of African Descent Week in the European Parliament awaiting meaningful action from European governments to end anti-Black racism ENPAD welcomes the European Union’s People of African Descent (PAD) Week from May 14th – May 17th to raise awareness of the realities of the…

United Kingdom: 5 BAME-Led Projects Collaborating with The Ubele Initiative

By enpadmin | May 4, 2018

Dan Biss The Ubele Initiative has teamed up with Mali Enterprising Leaders to coordinate a massive collaboration with five Black and Minority Ethnic projects across London and Manchester. The Ubele Initiative’s mission in working with these five projects is to help them hone the monetary funding and people-power to build lasting roots within their communities…

The Ubele Initiative: The Legacy of the Windrush Generation and the Establishment of BAME Communities for Generations to Come

By enpadmin | May 4, 2018

Dan Biss On June 22, 1948, 492 people of Caribbean descent arrived at Tilbury Docks, the main port for London. Aboard the MV Empire Windrush, these people – mostly men, but also women and young children – had arrived in the UK as a result of an extended invitation by the British government. Only three…

On the International Day Against Police Brutality: Black People are Increasingly Attacked while Europe Responds with Impunity and Indifference

By enpadmin | March 18, 2018

It is imperative that European governments reflect on the increasing violence against People of African Descent who live here and initiate adequate anti-racist policies. The European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD) calls on European countries to fully implement the current governing law in regards to the protection of Black people from racial violence…

Black Britain’s Social Enterprises in the Aftermath of Brexit: The Ubele Initiative

By enpadmin | January 19, 2018

Standing at the intersection of the Seven Sisters Tube Station and a small cafe playing Latin American music, I met Yvonne Field for warm coffee and the chance to talk about her work and the importance of social enterprises in Britain. It was mid-July, meaning that this day was not only hot and sunny, but…

German Civil Society’s Declaration on the International Decade for People of African Descent

By enpadmin | January 7, 2018

Joint Declaration of the German Civil Society Delegation We the undersigned Members of the German Civil Society Delegation to the Regional Meeting on the International Decade for People of African Descent, 23 – 24.11.2017, in Geneva: “Welcoming the decision of the United Nations Office of Human Rights to organise and host the Regional Meeting on the…

Death in Custody: 13 years after Oury Jalloh burned to death in a police cell in Germany the murder remains unsolved

By enpadmin | January 5, 2018

A large demonstration in Dessau, Germany on Sunday, January 7th will demand justice for Oury Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean asylum seeker, who died 13 years ago in custody. The demonstration also brings attention to the structural problem of racial profiling in Germany. Take action and sign the petition to demand justice for Oury Jalloh. Sunday, January…

Too anti-racist for French advisory board

By enpadmin | December 21, 2017

Rokhaya Diallo was appointed last week to France’s national digital council, which is an independent commission of digital experts that advises the president Emmanuel Marcon. Due to complaints by rightwing politicians and commentators, her position on the council has been revoked. Diallo is known for her feminist and anti-racist work. She sheds light on politics of resistance of…

Statement by ENPAD member Mitchell Esajas on Anti-Black racism at the EU commission

By enpadmin | December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear sir, madam, honourable members of the European Parliament and European commissioner I am co-founder and chair of New Urban Collective, a network for student and young professionals from the African and Carribean diaspora in the Netherlands. I also work as a study advisor manager in anthropology at the UvA and as an independent researcher.…

Open Letter regarding the Decade for People of African Descent to the European Union Delegation to the United Nations

By enpadmin | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your Excellency Mr. João Vale de Almeida, We, as the European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD), are contacting you as the Head of the European Delegation to the United Nations regarding the Decade for People of African Descent. The Decade is in its third year in 2017 and yet there has been no…

Statement by Continental Network for Indigenous Women in the Americas—North America and the European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD) at the EMRIP 10th Session, UN Geneva 12th July 2017

By enpadmin | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thank you Chair, This is a joint statement by the Continental Network for Indigenous Women in the Americas—North American Region and the European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD). I am Dr Michael McEachrane and I address you as a representative of ENPAD.