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African Fashion Gate, with representatives in Europe, Africa, North America and South America, is a permanent workshop for cultural initiatives and concrete projects to fight persistent forms and episodes of racism, discrimination, and exclusion in the world of fashion.

The project was born in Dakar in 2012, thanks to Nicola Paparusso, founder and partner of African Fashion Gate. Since 2022, the Honorary President of African Fashion Gate is Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. African Fashion Gate is registered in the Registro Unico Nazionale del terzo Settore and is registered in the UNAR Register of associations and entities that carry out activities in the field of combating discrimination.


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President of the European Parliament

he European Parliament greatly appreciates your initiative, aimed at combating all forms of residual and persistent discrimination in the fields of art, fashion and sport.

The European Union is founded on a set of values, including equality, and promotes equality between men and women. These values ​​are also enshrined in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Furthermore, the Union has the task of eliminating inequalities and promoting equality between men and women through all its activities (this concept is also known as “gender mainstreaming”). ‘

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