latest news & announcements

'Winning the race' Coalition calls for Harriet Harman MP to review the Single Equality Bill

Press Release: 18 February 2009

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) with the support of Voice4Change England have formed the 'Winning the Race' coalition who are backing the call for a meeting with Harriet Harman MP in regards to the single equality bill. The coalition are concerned that key areas that will affect Britain's minority communities will not be addressed in the legislation and are calling upon the Minister to take a lead on ensuring that the legislation is fit for purpose.Read more

New Chief Executive appointed

Press Release: 1 December 2008

Dr. Theo Gavrielides was successfully appointed as ROTA's new Chief Executive on 10th November 2008, taking over from Dinah Cox who left the organisation in August 2008 to work for ROSA. Kamila Zahno, ROTA Chair said "I am delighted to welcome Theo Gavrielides as our new Chief Executive. We believe he will take ROTA to a new dimension and raise the profile of the organisation".

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Less Equal Than Others: The Race for Justice Campaign

Press Release: 19 November 2008

On November 17th 2008, Race on the Agenda (ROTA), Clinks, NACRO, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the National Body of Black Prisoner Support Groups released the Race for Justice report, 'Less Equal Than Others; Ethnic Minorities and the Criminal Justice System'.Read more

Book published on Restorative Justice

Press Release: 30 September 2008

Dr. Theo Gavrielides has had his book "Restorative justice theory and practice: Addressing the discrepancy", HEUNI: Finland. published. For futher information on this publication is available here .Read more

Addressing Gangs and Weapons Use in London - Young People Speak Out Embargo date: 21 July 2008

Press Release: 7 July 2008

Given the recent tragic events in London a 2 year research project led by young people launches its findings on how to address gangs and the use of weapons in the capital.

On Monday 21st July, The Building Bridges Project (BBP), based at Race on the Agenda (ROTA), launches its evidence-based report and screens its DVD at a youth-led conference endorsed by leading political figures and Criminal Justice organisations.

Team leader, Carlene Firmin 24, who herself has been affected by gang violence says that:Read more