How do we realign with those values of civic leadership and action – the legacy of the fore bearers of the ECCV and the world’s successful civil rights movements?
In line with its mission and history, ECCV has identified tackling racism as one of its key current priorities. The ECCV’s vision for the All One Together campaign is to put in place the foundation for a Victoria that is inclusive, socially cohesive and safe and vibrant for all of us to thrive together. Through the campaign, ECCV will be a platform to build a coalition of institutions and individuals to collaborate across sectors and facilitate a Victoria-wide anti-racism response built on integrity, respect, equality, empowerment, social cohesion, and innovation. Please find out more and join us…
Developed in partnership with Welcoming Australia as part of the All One Together campaign, an initiative by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria to tackle racism & discrimination by helping us reconnect with those great things that we have in common, within and among our diverse communities in Victoria.
In this episode, we are looking to the future. We are in conversation with two brilliant young change makers actively engaged in building harmonious, cohesive communities that work for all of us. Let’s meet them now…
Connect through stories
Discover the rich stories that make our community proud and connected.
Create conversations through facts, not fear.
Q: What does the majority of Australia think of immigrants?
A: 80% of Australians reportedly agreed with the statement – ‘immigrants are generally good for Australia’s economy’.
Q: Is multiculturalism still supported?
A: Support for multiculturalism continues to be high, varying from 83% to 86% over the past 4 years. The majority of Australians view multiculturalism as two-way process: 64% agreed that migrants should adapt their behavior to be more like Australians, and 65% also agreed that Australians should do more to learn about ethnic customs.
Q: Is racism really a problem in Australia?
A: While only a minority of Australians strongly agree with discrimination based on race, ethnic and religious backgrounds, various surveys show that for a high number of people in our communities, being the target of racial abuse is still a reality.
- Reported experience of discrimination based on race, ethnicity and religion continued to be high (19%), compared to the levels a decade ago (9% in 2007).
- 43% of Indigenous Australians have experienced at least one form or racial prejudice in the six months prior to this survey;
- Between 2016 – 2017, 349 incidents were reported in the Islamophobia Register Australia. Women were the main targets (72%) of negative attitudes.
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