RADEQUAL is Manchester ‘s campaign to build community resilience and empower and enable organisations and communities to come together to challenge hate, prejudice and extremism.
The RADEQUAL programme has been developed with and for communities over the last two years through the Rethinking Radicalisation and Radical Dialogue programmes but also continued community engagement. The RADEQUAL principles and grant programme aim to empower and enable communities to come together and address the concerns and challenges identified by themselves in their neighbourhoods
The challenges we face today are far too complex for laws and powers to provide the sole solutions. We recognise that there are a range of factors that come together and play out in our communities and neighbourhoods, which if tackled earlier would improve the lives of our residents and increase opportunities for people to contribute towards how we build a safer and more resilient Manchester .
RADEQUAL is aimed at getting into communities and neighbourhoods early, having honest and often difficult conversations and then problem solving to proactively work together to prevent some of the drivers escalating into community tensions, conflict and in some cases criminal activity.
Manchester needs your help to promote and deliver the three RADEQUAL principles:
Identify and understand the concerns and challenges across and within communities that could create divisions and tensions (hate, prejudice and extremism):
not just the stats and research, but also the less obvious causes of tension and the attitudes and behaviours that people believe and express that have the potential to lead to conflict or division
Connecting communities, groups and organisations and building relationships to a create network of credible voices:
not just newcomers but also longstanding residents, coming together, making neighbourhoods and communities stronger. Not just face-to-face but online and via social media too.
Championing Manchester ‘s radical reputation for campaigning for equality and inclusion and welcoming difference:
not just by focusing on what we have in common, but by building people up to have the difficult debates and ask the tough questions that help us to find better alternatives and the right support and advice
Join Mancunians from across the city and from all walks of life to tackle these challenges and make a difference.