New initiative against racism

Rebecca Moore, Member of the Youth Parliament.
Rebecca Moore, Member of the Youth Parliament.

A year-long campaign has been launched to combat racism and religious discrimination.

Rebecca Moore, member of Youth Parliament for North Tyneside, has joined nearly 300 of her peers at the Youth Parliament calling on schools to join their ‘Don’t Hate, Educate!’ campaign to ‘help young people speak out’ about racism and religious discrimination.

The 16-year-old Marden High School pupil is coming to the end of her term as a Member of UK Youth Parliament but is keen to pass on her passion for change to her replacement.

Over the next year, UK Youth Parliament will campaign to challenge negative attitudes around race and religion; work with others to educate their communities in order to tackle ignorance around race and religion; and promote integration in their communities.

The campaign starts following the Make Your Mark ballot which took place in the autumn of 2015 seeing the issue become one of the top five with 95,000 young people nominating it as their most important issue and then the subsequent vote by Members of Youth Parliament in House of Commons to make this their national campaign in November 2015.