Table Members

Meet our network

 

Border Violence Monitoring Network

Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) is a network of NGOs and associations mainly based in the Balkan regions and in Greece, which monitors human rights violations at the external borders of the European Union and advocates to stop the violence exerted against people on the move. Over the last three years, the network has amassed a database of approximately 1,000 publicly accessible testimonies of cross-border pushbacks. The testimonials and the reports serve as a basis for the Network’s advocacy effort at the European level, where BVMN engages in meetings with European Parliamentarians, in order to denounce the violations of human rights at the borders and promote a better management of migration flows, in the total respect of human rights. 

Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG)

The Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) is a social intercultural non-profit organisation that provides services for the development of the Roma community and the defense of their rights in Spain and Europe since 1982. The mission of the FSG is the integral promotion of the Roma community on the basis of respect and support for their cultural identity.

FSG has an extensive experience regarding discrimination: we coordinates the Service for Assistance of Victims of Racial of Ethnic Discrimination, along with 8 NGOs. In addition, we carry out strategic litigation in cases of antigypsyism before, providing legal assistance to victims, and we publish an Annual Report of the cases detected (350 cases per year as average). We are also active in the fight against online antigypsyist hate speech.  

GHETT'UP

GHETT’UP is an organization fostering youth empowerment and youth leadership in the underprivileged areas of Paris (known as the banlieues) to achieve social justice through education, media, networking and international exchanges. As a network of young actors of change we work to enhance the image of neighborhoods with the general public but above all with their residents themselves. We want to create the conditions for young people from working-class neighborhoods to value themselves, realize themselves and take their place in society. We want to inspire, train, bring out and network actors of change from working-class neighborhoods, because the world needs them.

 

Ghyslain Vedeux

Ghyslain Vedeux is an anti-racism activist. The Chair of  Le Cran, the biggest black association in France. He is also the Vice-chair of ENAR (European Network against Racism).  

Vedeux was a professional football player (1998-2006) and played for teams such as Tottenham.  

He holds a postgraduate degree in psychology and works as a consultant for individuals and companies. 

Initially he worked on relation between civil society and police (police violence), and globally he works on the impact of systemic racism in all areas of social life but in the last years tries to focus on the area of education, work, health.  

Homo Digitalis

 Homo Digitalis is the only digital rights civil society organization in Greece. Our goal is the protection of human rights and freedoms in the digital age. We strive to influence legislators & policy makers on a national level, and to raise awareness amongst the population regarding digital rights issues. Moreover, when digital rights are jeopardized by public or private actors, we carry out investigations, conduct studies and proceed to legal actions. 

No Tech for Tyrants (NT4T)

No Tech for Tyrants (NT4T) is a student-led, UK-based organisation working to sever the links between higher education, violent technology, and hostile immigration environments. 

No Tech for Tyrants organises, researches, and campaigns to dismantle the violence infrastructure at the intersection of ethics, technology, migration governance, and surveillance. Some of our work includes: coordinating student-led research highlighting the role of higher education institutions in housing and enabling violent technology companies; equipping future and current tech workers with information they need to hold the technology industry accountable for its complicity in human suffering; hosting teach-ins, talks, and workshops for members of the academic and activist community; and pushing university administrations to develop ethical guidelines for corporate partnerships. NT4T works alongside our US-based partners, Mijente and No Tech for ICE. We collaborate with our local branches of the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), Privacy International, and other organisations. 

Patrick Williams

Patrick was born in Old Trafford, Manchester (England) to Maudlyn and Swedis who migrated from Black River, St. Elizabeth (Jamaica) in 1959.  He is a twin and has eight brothers and one sister.  In 2005, he married Su and is father to Aiyisha and Ellie.   

Patrick is a lecturer and social researcher based within the department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.  His work harnesses an interventionist critical social research (Clarke, Chadwick and Williams 2017) approach which foregrounds social problems as experienced and endured by minoritized groups and communities.  Patrick’s collaborations have served to disrupt (criminal and social) constructions of minority ethnic people including challenging the race ‘gang’ nexus; the use of collective punishments and specifically Joint Enterprise and most recently, the encroachment of technology into policing and law enforcement practices and associated data-harms. 

StopWatch

Since forming in 2010, StopWatch has led a wide-ranging campaign against the disproportionate use of stop and search, the increasing use of exceptional stop and search powers and the weakening of accountability mechanisms. This includes legal and policy analysis, media coverage and commentary, political advocacy, litigation, submissions to national and international organisations and community organising. The unique mix of academics, activists, young people and lawyers has proved effective at challenging the current use of the tactic and drawing attention to the realities for those on the receiving end of police powers.