Racial and ethnic discrimination occur every day, hindering thus the normal development of millions of people around the world. Racism and intolerance destroy lives and communities, depriving individuals of the right to the fundamental principles of equality and non-discrimination and promoting ethnic hatred. The fight against racism is a priority for the international community and is among the principal directions of activity for the International Organization “Shield”.
Through the work on non-discrimination International organization “Shield” is promoting the fight against racism and intolerance. Our organization contributes to the possibility of the elimination of racism at the national level by providing advice, research and analysis on issues of racism, cooperate with intergovernmental and expert mechanisms which protects rights of injured groups, as well as collaborating with the wider community, establishing partnerships, raising awareness and initiated the adoption of anti-discrimination measures in accordance with the law
The international organization “Shield” made a significant contribution to resolving the problems of racism and discrimination both in Ukraine and abroad. Organization regularly hosts international conferences, round tables, peaceful demonstrations, which are aimed at coverage of the main problems of racism and finding ways to solve the problems of conflict and on the establishment of relations between peoples and nations. Our organization is part of the Public Council of the Odessa Regional Council, the Consultative Council of the Prosecutor’s Office of Odessa region. We always stand on the protection of nations and nationalities in all state institutions.
We are confident that tolerance is precisely the principle that should form the basis of operation and development in a modern society. Only by respecting each other and not making distinctions based on ethnic or religious grounds, we can achieve peace on our planet. We fully support all initiatives which are directed against racism in the world, and urge everyone to follow these principles!