Responding to racism guide

'Responding to Racism Guide: How to Report Racism and Where to Find Help'

‘Responding to Racism Guide’ is a guide for following up on incidents by someone who has experienced or witnessed racism, and/or those supporting them. The guide is packed with practical information on where and how to report racist crime, discrimination, racism on line and in the media and how to address and respond to it.

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About the Responding to Racism Guide

This guide is for following up on incidents by:

  • Those who have been subjected to racism,
  • Those who have come across or witnessed racism,
  • Organisations or individuals wishing to provide support to people experiencing racism.

‘Responding to racism guide: How to report racism and where to find help’ was launched on the 4th of April 2019 by David Stanton, Minister for Equality, Immigration, and Integration.

‘Responding to Racism Guide’ is designed as a supplement to the iReport.ie system of recording and monitoring racist incidents in Ireland and, as such, it provides information about how and where to report and respond to various racist incidents including:

  • racist crime;
  • racist discrimination;
  • hate speech online and in the media.

It also gives practical, step-by-step information on how to go about finding redress, how to use existing legislation to address racism, where to find help and how to support those affected by racism as a bystander and in a community.

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Responding to racism guide: Overview

Have a look what’s inside our Guide and what issues are covered in each section. 

    Part I: Understanding racism

    This section is focused on theory of racism and helping the user understand racism as a system of oppression and effects it may have on people.

    It contains the following chapters:

    1. Defining racism.
    2. Racism as a system of oppression.
    3. Forms of racism in Ireland.
    4. The effects of racism. 
    part II: reporting racism

    This is the largest part of the Guide as it’s focus is on providing possible routes of reporting various forms of racism in Ireland, such as racist crime, discrimination or racism online, and finding redress.

    It contains the following chapters:

    1. All racist incidents: where, how and why to report racism and the overview of the iReport.ie Reporting System.
    2. Reporting racist crime: defining and reporting racist crime; hate crime and the law; investigation process, victim rights and complaints against police.
    3. Reporting racist discrimination:
      • Defining and reporting discrimination; discrimination and the law;
      • Discrimination and racist bullying in the workplace;
      • Discrimination in the provision of goods and services (incl.: immigration and Direct Provision, social welfare, housing, health and family, education, youth work services, sport, entertainment, transport).
    4. Reporting racism in the media and online: racism in the traditional media and advertising; hate speech online and cyberbullying.
    part iii: supporting victims of racism

    This part focuses on how to support those who experience racism and how to respond to racism on an individual and community level.

    It contains the following chapters:

    1. Witnessing racism – what to do as bystander.

    2. Responding to racism in a community.

    3. Support for victims of racism (specialist services, victim support organisations, legal and emotional support.

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    Know your rights: REPORT RACISM

    Regardless of your background, you have the right to equal access, not just to services but also to the delivery of these services, free from discrimination, racism or prejudice. This means whether this prejudice or discrimination is based on your nationality, ethnic background, religion, membership of the Traveller community or skin colour, in the workplace and in access to services.

    Whether you yourself have experienced racism, witnessed it happening to someone else or come across it online, it is important to take action and report it and make a formal complaint, even in cases where taking a legal route may prove challenging.

    If you believe the content or behaviour you are reporting is prohibited in Ireland, please contact relevant authorities listed in Responding to Racism Guide, so they can accurately assess the content or behaviour for possible violations of law.

    If you encounter an incident which constitutes a serious crime, or if you believe there is a serious and immediate threat to someone’s life or wellbeing, we strongly encourage you to report these immediately to An Garda Síochána.

    We encourage the reporting of ALL types of racist incidents to iReport.ie and relevant bodies and we hope that this guide will make this process easier and clearer for those affected.

     

    IREPORT.IE RACIST INCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM

    iReport.ie Racist Incident Reporting System, INAR Ireland’s flagship project, was launched in July 2013. It allows the people, communities, and organisations of Ireland to confidentially report racism nationwide from any online device. 

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