"NEVER AGAIN" Association

Mission

NEVER AGAIN Association

‘NEVER AGAIN’ is Poland’s leading anti-racist organization. The mission of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association is to promote multicultural understanding and to contribute to the development of a democratic civil society in Poland and in the broader region of Central and Eastern Europe. ‘NEVER AGAIN’ is particularly concerned with the problem of education against racial and ethnic prejudices among the young.

It had existed as an informal group since 1992 and it was officially registered in 1996.

 

Objectives

The major objectives of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association include:

  • breaking the silence and raising awareness of the problem of racism and xenophobia;
  • building a broad and inclusive movement against racism and discrimination, for respect, inclusivity and diversity;
  • eliminating or marginalizing racist, xenophobic and antisemitic tendencies in various spheres of life.

The wide-ranging activity of ‘NEVER AGAIN’ has achieved broad national and international recognition. We have received personal endorsements from heroes such as Jan Karski, Marek Edelman, Simon Wiesenthal as well as from contemporary figures such as Barack Obama and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, among others.

‘NEVER AGAIN’ is an independent organization, not linked to any political party.

 

Action

Since 1994 'NEVER AGAIN' has produced a regular publication in the form of 'NEVER AGAIN' ('NIGDY WIECEJ') magazine, providing reliable information and in-depth analysis on hate crime and on extremist and racist groups operating in Poland and in the rest of Europe.

'NEVER AGAIN' closely monitors racism and discrimination on the ground. Through its national network of voluntary correspondents and regular grass-roots contacts with various minority communities, 'NEVER AGAIN' has built the most extensive register of racist incidents and other xenophobic crimes committed in Poland, the 'Brown Book'.

The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association also provides information directly to journalists and researchers interested in the problem of racism and xenophobia. 'NEVER AGAIN' has consulted numerous programs on the national and foreign television (including BBC, CNN, Euronews, ARTE), as well as assisted in writing many articles for the national and international press (including The Guardian, USA Today, Le Monde, Die Tageszeitung, Gazeta Wyborcza). More than 3,000 press articles, books, TV and radio broadcasts have been prepared with the assistance of 'NEVER AGAIN'.

'NEVER AGAIN' has provided expertise to institutions such as the Parliamentary Committee on Ethnic Minorities as well as consulted and influenced legislation on issues of racism and xenophobia. Among others, it successfully campaigned for a ban on racist and neo-nazi activities to be included in Poland’s Constitution. It has consulted the National Action Plan against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and many other key documents.

'NEVER AGAIN' has cooperated with international organizations, including the Council of Europe, the United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It has actively participated in international networks, including Football against Racism in Europe (FARE), UNITED for Intercultural Action, the International Network against Cyber Hate (INACH), Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (hCa), and the Anti-fascist Network for Research and Education (Antifanet).

'NEVER AGAIN' has launched the 'Delete Racism' project to combat racism and antisemitism on the Internet. It has also conducted successful high-profile educational campaigns in the field of popular culture, 'Music Against Racism' and 'Let's Kick Racism out of the Stadiums'.

It implemented the UEFA EURO 2012 'Respect Diversity' programme: major educational and awareness-raising activities that took place before and during the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine. In cooperation with UEFA and the FARE network, 'NEVER AGAIN' set up the East Europe Monitoring Centre.

Moreover, 'NEVER AGAIN' has participated in important initiatives to commemorate the Holocaust and to combat Holocaust denial.

Your donation, however small, will help us continue the fight against racism, antisemitism and discrimination.

Bank account: Stowarzyszenie 'NIGDY WIECEJ'
Bank PKO BP I Oddzial Centrum, Warszawa
Account number: PL 25 1020 1013 0000 0902 0129 5898
SWIFT code: BPKOPLPW

 

Contact information

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Stowarzyszenie ‘NIGDY WIECEJ’ - 'NEVER AGAIN' Association
PO Box 6
03-700 Warszawa 4
POLAND

 

NEWS IN ENGLISH

  • A VICTORY AGAINST ONLINE PEDDLERS OF HATRED

    28.06.2018

    In the space of three months the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association, in cooperation with Allegro (the biggest online e-commerce platform in East-Central Europe), has effected the removal of over 1,000 auctions of newly manufactured items with racist, fascist and antisemitic content. The platform has now turned to the representatives of the association with a suggestion that they develop systems for recognising and eliminating all such future offers. 

  • THE MESSAGE OF 'NEVER AGAIN' HEARD IN NEW YORK, NEW ORLEANS, LONDON, CAMBRIDGE, WARSAW, ST. PETERSBURG, MOSCOW AND BERLIN IN JUST ONE MONTH

    25.05.2018

    The month of May has been particularly intensive for the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association’s international work. The Warsaw-based anti-racism organization has participated in events and debates on the growth of the far right internationally.

    ‎In the US, ‘NEVER AGAIN’ took part in a series of meetings with its friends and partners including organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), the Museum of Jewish Heritage - a Living Monument to the Holocaust as well as US media representatives. In New Orleans, a ‘NEVER AGAIN’ representative spoke at a public event about the rise of the far right in the US and in Europe, held at Tulane University Law School.

  • THE 2018 WORLD CUP AND THE POSITIVE POTENTIAL OF FOOTBALL

    24.05.2018

    The FIFA Football World Cup will kick off on 14 June.‎ The ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association has participated in several events preceding the big event.

    Co-founder of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association Rafal Pankowski was invited by the prestigious Cambridge Union debating society to speak at a debate on the forthcoming World Cup in Russia, including the challenges of racism and xenophobia‎, on 10 May.

    - ‘Should we boycott the World Cup in Russia?’ - asked the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ representative during the Cambridge debate. - ‘It would be a better idea to use the opportunity to promote intercultural dialogue and peace, to empower Russian civil society, the progressive fan movement and human rights groups, especially the ethnic minorities, before, during, and after the tournament. Much more should be done in this field.’

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