We share the vision of sport and a Europe free of discrimination, where everybody irrespective of origin, race, gender, sexual orientation or ability enjoys the same fundamental rights. Human rights and anti-racism work are particularly at risk in Hungary.
The Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization (MGHRO) is a Budapest based humanitarian NGO that was established in 1992. The African-led NGO is at the forefront of the fight for the rights of migrants and refugees, to combat racism and discrimination and to promote social inclusion. MGHRO is part of the FARE network and since 2011 a key partner of the Sport Inclusion Network (SPIN).
The organisation acted as a mouthpiece for the rights of people of colour in Hungary during the recent #blacklivesmatter demonstrations in Budapest.
Call for support
The humanitarian and cultural activities of the NGO are known and appreciated in the Hungarian society and the MGHRO sees this as being relevant for a future open, tolerant and democratic Hungarian society.
However, you all know the present situation in Hungary. The new laws enforced by the repressive and increasingly authoritarian Hungarian government restricts funding for non-governmental human rights organisations. It deprives the NGO’s of the democratic capacity to act in order to solve a problem that the state is not capable to. The lack of funding for human rights organisations has put stress on the organisation’s staff, as the added cost burden creates tension on their ability to provide the best possible assistance to refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities.
Therefore, MGHRO is strongly dependent on the cooperation and solidarity from persons and organisations across Europe.
The partners of the Sport Inclusion Network (SPIN) call for the support our Hungarian partner organisation. A donation will help MGHRO to keep carrying out much needed work with marginalized groups in Hungary.
You can now make a donation. In exchange for your donation, MGHRO will provide you with a #Szolidaritas (Hungarian for solidarity) T-shirt to express our gratitude.
The classic 100% cotton T-shirt (crew neck) is soft grey. The artwork was done by the Vienna based graphic designer Matthäus Zinner (typothese.at) free of charge. The high-quality silkscreen printing was done in Germany.
The T-shirt (Stedman) complies with the requirements of the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and has been traded in accordance with the prescriptions of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI).
The T-shirts are available for male and female in the sizes S, M, L and XL. It is advisable to pick a larger size than you would normally take.
20€ is the minimum donation per T-shirt. Shipping within the EU is included.
How to order?
1. Complete the order form below
2. Make your donation in EURO (€) directly to the bank account of "Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization” in Hungary. Please make sure you indicate the name you used when ordering.
Bank transfer details:
Name: Mahatma Gandhi Association
IBAN: HU06 1010 2086 8035 7400 0100 0305
3. As soon as MGHRO receives the donation, they will ship the T-shirt(s) to your address (shipping is included within the EU). Please feel free to post a picture of your #Szolidaritas t-shirt via social media.
For more information please contact MGHRO by sending an email to gandhiegyesulet[at]gmail.com.