Stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes
Since 1979, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) has been observed on March 21. It marks the day in 1960 when police in Sharpeville South Africa opened fire and killed 69 people who were peacefully demonstrating against apartheid “pass laws”.
This year is the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, a comprehensive program for combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
The theme for IDERD 2021 is “Youth standing up against racism” and #FightRacism. It calls on each of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.
I Stand Up To Racism
Show your support for #FightRacism by sharing your picture.
- Visit https://share.ohchr.org
- Add your photo with our “I Stand Up To Racism” filter. You can also choose one of our filters inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Share it on social media using #FightRacism and #StandUp4HumanRights