All Different All Equal Campaign
European Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation
"All different, All equal" is the call of the Council of Europe for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation.
In 1995 – 50 years after the end of World War II – the Council of Europe ran a European Youth Campaign entitled “All Different – All Equal” in order to reinforce the fight against racism, anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance.
Nevertheless the struggle – 10 years afterwards – still goes on. For this reason, from June 2006 to September 2007, the Council of Europe will run a new Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation, based upon the same slogan and using the same successful logo.
The 2006-2007 Campaign is being organised in partnership with the European Commission and the European Youth Forum.
What is the slogan “All Different – All Equal” about?
It refers to the fact that people all over the world differ in so many ways, for example what people believe in and how people look, but regardless of these differences they should be given equal rights. Did you know that in some regions of Europe people with a non-white skin colour are afraid of walking alone on the streets? Did you know that in some regions of Europe gay people cannot kiss in public without fearing harassment? Did you know that in several regions of Europe having a handicap means not taking part in public life? Did you know that you have the right to be heard in all decisions regarding young people’s issues? That is what the Campaign is about: to respect diversity, to know about human rights and to take action in defending your own rights as well as to stand up against the discrimination of others.
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