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2016 Campaign – Human Rights Superheroes

This year, to mark the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism on 9 November, and Human Rights Day on 10 December, UNITED is coordinating a campaign to celebrate Human Rights Superheroes – people from past and present who made great contributions – and often great sacrifices – to defend the rights of others.

SPREAD THE WORD – Read UNITED’s Human Rights Superheroes profiles and share them on social media!

UNITED has produced a whole series of profiles of Human Rights Superheroes, that you can browse on our campaign website at Mark which of the Heroes inspire you and share your favourite profiles via social media! Use your organisation’s social media channels to engage more people with the campaign!

TAKE ACTION – Make your own Human Rights Superhero profile and submit it to UNITED!

Do you have your own Human Rights Superhero that inspires you? Make a profile of them and share it with UNITED! Your Human Rights Superhero could be a famous activist from past or present who inspires you, or even someone from your own community who works tirelessly to protect the rights of others!

Your Human Rights Superhero profile could take any format you like – an image, a video or a short text. If you want to produce a graphic, feel free to use the templates provided on this page to help you with your design – or create something new! Once you have your profile, share it on social media with the hashtag #HumanRightsHeroes – and send it to UNITED using the form on this page, or by e-mailing us at We will also share it on our website and via social media! The deadline for the campaign is 10 December 2016!

If you represent a city, or would like to involve your city representatives in the campaign, please click here to find out about our Cities campaign!

STAY UPDATED – Follow the #DayAgainstFascism online

Throughout 9 November, UNITED will be tweeting and posting on Facebook about the 9 November activities happening all over Europe. Make sure you LIKE the campaign Facebook page and FOLLOW UNITED on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the campaign. If you are organising or taking part in an International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism activity, post about it using the hashtag #DayAgainstFascism and UNITED will spread the message.


Something not clear? Need more information about the campaign? Feel free to contact the UNITED secretariat by e-mail at, or by phone at +31-20-6834778 and we will do our best to answer your questions.


Organise activities for the Day Against Fascism campaign day!

UNITED against fascism and antisemitism

Since the early 1990s, UNITED has coordinated and inspired annual pan-European antifascist activities to mark 9 November. The aim is two-fold; firstly, we commemorate victims of the “Kristallnacht” pogrom and, more broadly, victims of the Holocaust and of fascism throughout history. Secondly, we want to warn societies about the danger of nationalism, populism, racism, antisemitism, right-wing extremism and neo-fascism today. We mobilise different groups and individuals to build a common front against hate ideologies and violence.

Hundreds of various organisations and informal groups of all kinds have taken an active part in the campaigns. It is time for you, too! The campaign is pluralist and open: there is place and space for all.

The strength of this campaign is having a diverse European movement taking part in a common action on November 9, using a common theme and slogan. We use different approaches but we have one shared vision of a society without hatred and discrimination, based on equality and human rights.

You can organise public discussions, meetings with eye-witnesses, demonstrations, commemoration activities, conferences, poster and media actions, cultural events and much more on 9 November. See for ideas the ‘Get Active! – How to Organise an Activity?’ – Guide and good practices on the campaign site.

Add your voice to thousands of others; by speaking out together for an intercultural open society we are louder, our message is stronger and it travels further. Everybody can give a valuable contribution to commemorate ‘Kristallnacht’. Being active against fascism and antisemitism does not necessarily require large organisational capacities, big budgets or years of experience – in fact, even the smallest event can make a big difference, and all that is needed from you is creativity and the will to act.


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