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General Purposes

South Africa National Anti-Discrimination Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

In South Africa, racism continues to be a major concern. The South Africa National Anti-Discrimination Forum was established to address issues of racism, ethnic hostility and xenophobia.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to implement a comprehensive, long-term plan to combat racism and all other related forms of discrimination and intolerance. Major activities will include hosting a national conference to launch the forum; integrating the recommendations of the national and international conferences on racism; developing a national strategy to combat racism; mobilizing local, provincial and national initiatives against racism; facilitating training and education aimed at changing attitudes and addressing stereotypes; monitoring progress in the fight against racism and discrimination; assisting the government in implementing policies to address racism; and developing a victim support program that will encourage people to report incidents of discrimination and allow victims to receive counseling.The forum is a non-governmental organization created to integrate and implement the plans of action adopted at South Africa’s National Conference Against Racism held in September 2000 and the UN’s Third World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance held in September 2001.