International Decade for people of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development 2015-2025

Sensitising and Awareness raising conference titled ‘’the Decade for people of African Descent’’. The event hosted at the Wakefield Town Hall was co-hosted by TAPEPUKA – a charity, in partnership with SpringAid Consultancy International, advocated for and with the vulnerable migrant and settled minority women of African descent.

With 32 delegates in attendance from various private and public sector groups; businesses, charities, amongst other third sector organisations, the stage was set for the MC of ceremony Professor Uduak Archibong MBE – Professor of Diversity and Director, Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, University of Bradford.

Key themes discussed;

Sensitising and raising Awareness on the decade for people of African Descent

  • Slavery and colonisation as possible stereotypical contributors to present day forms of racisms, xenophobia attacks, discrimination, marginalisation of Blacks and Ethnic minority groups in the UK and abroad
  • 9 Universal Rights Treaties – Universal rights people of African Descent
  • Challenges faced by Black and other ethnic minorities in the UK
  • Policing and the targeting of people from mostly black and ethnic minority communities in the UK, understanding of the law
  • The International decade for people of African Decent UK North training and planning event was eventually billed as highly successful, with the event ending up with greater support from members to;

Saying no to Afrophobia in Unison

Key speakers

Salome Mbugua – Founder/Honorary President of AkiDwa and UN 2015 PAD Fellow & Head of Mission at Wezesha.

Marie-Lyse – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom UK

Joy Ogbemudia – Centre for Women’s Studies University of York

Yemi Fagborun – CEO of Peacemaker International

Marvina Newtown – Angles of Youth

Dr John Atibila – CODESA

Valentine Nzeng – CEO of SpringAid Consultancy International CIC

Professor Uduak Archibong MBE – Professor of Diversity and Director, Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, University of Bradford.


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