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All mobilized against violence, a regional campaign against violence at sporting events in Casablanca-Settat

The Regional Human Rights Commission of Casablanca-Settat launches a regional campaign for the prevention of violence at sporting events, from 4 to 8 April 2016.

The “All mobilized against violence” campaign is organized in partnership with several partners: the Moroccan Centre for Youth and Democratic Transitions (CMJTD), Casablanca Police Department, the provincial department of education in Anfa, Bernoussi, El Fida-Derb Sultan and El Jadida, the athletic clubs of RAJA (RCA), Wydad (WAC), and Difaa Hassani El Jadida (DHJ), and the provincial departments of youth and sports in Anfa and El Fidae.

This initiative aims to contribute to preventing violence at sporting events, especially during football matches. Its approach is based on citizenship, human-rights and civic education; and a methodology to halt the spread of violence in general and violence at sporting events in particular. The campaign also aims at contributing to protecting youth and minors from the consequences of such violence.

The primary targets of the campaign are students and schools, particularly in the neighborhoods and the districts with great numbers of fans and supporters. The aim is to promote noble values of sport, including tolerance and respect, through training workshops and awareness-raising activities.

More than 300 students from forty secondary schools are expected to take part in these activities. The workshops will be led by members of CNDH’s regional commission, the CMJTD and police department officers. Players from RCA, WAC and DHJ will be invited to these activities.

Through this campaign, the regional commission and its partners aspire to develop a platform for a regional meeting, to be held at the end of April with all stakeholders concerned at the regional level. One of the objectives of this meeting is to develop, based on a participatory approach, a plan of action for the prevention of violence at sporting events.

 

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