Statement on shootings in Atlanta
Posted on March 25, 2021
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The Week of Solidarity with the People Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination and  the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery.

Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Hyun J. Grant, Paul Andre Michels, Soon C. Park, Suncha Kim,  Xiaojie Tan and Yong A. Yue.

BEBESEA grieve and remember the eight people, including six Asian women, who were murdered in a series of mass shootings on Tuesday, March 16th in Atlanta. Four of the victims have been identified as being immigrants in the US.

The investigation is examining evidence that this horrific shooting spree might be motivated by misogyny and/or racism against Asian people. 

March 21 – 27 is the Week of Solidarity with the People Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination. March 25 is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery.

BEBESEA, as a network of organisations and individuals advocating rights of migrants in and from East and Southeast Asia, demand rights of all migrants and refugees, who are often struggling against Racism and Racial Disicrimination and victimes of Modernday Slavery to be protected and fullfilled. We stand in solidarity with all migrant, refugees and people of minority ethnic in and from East and Southeast Asia and beyond. Rights of all migrants including women and those who work in the precarious service industry must also be included in anti-racism advocacy. 

BEBESEA (Better Engagement Between East and Southeast Asia) – March 25, 2021

Article 1. 1  International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) 

The term “racial discrimination” shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

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