FEMYSO welcomes the European Parliament’s declaration of Black Lives Matter

The Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the resolution titled ‘The Anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd’ on Friday 19 June 2020.

We look forward to seeing the proposals put forward in the motion accepted and implemented by EU institutions and Member States. We hope this initial action is part of a wider movement for change, we also hope that relevant leaders across EU Institutions engage directly with civil society organisations and communities affected by discrimination. This must be done in order to address systemic racism which remains a stain on our region.

We commend the hard work of the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and its MEP co-chairs for their hard work in pushing for this resolution, and we will continue to work closely with them to fight all forms of discrimination. 

FEMYSO stands with communities and organisations fighting for human rights, fundamental freedoms and human dignity. We will continue to work for a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.

#BlackLivesMatter 

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Notes

1. FEMYSO (est. 1996) is a network organisation for 33 Muslim youth and student organisations across 20 European countries, and is the leading voice for European Muslim youth, developing and empowering them, and working to build a more diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe.

2. European Parliament resolution on The Anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2020-0173_EN.html

3. For more information please email media@femyso.org

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