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Report Racism

REPORT RACISM

Doras promotes reporting and recording of racist incidents by encouraging anyone affected by any form of racism or discrimination to make a formal complaint to the Gardaí. Doras can provide support and assistance with reporting incidents to the Gardaí, inlcuding accompaniment and follow-up support if requested.

Doras advocates for the strengthening of data collection systems and practices by statutory bodies, and for victim-centered responses to racism reports. Doras also promote and support iReport, an independent reporting mechanism managed by the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR).

HOW TO REPORT RACISM

People experience and witness incidents of racism every day in Ireland. Unfortunately, many of these incidents are not recorded but that doesn’t mean that racism is not a big issue in Ireland. We believe that racism in under-reported in the Midwest. If you have experienced or witnessed what you believe to be racism or discrimination, there are several reporting options:

  1. Garda Station
    Report the incident at any Garda Station. We work closely with the Gardaí to address and prevent racist incidents. In some cases, it may be possible to take legal action.
  2. Doras
    We can provide you with information about your rights and the options for formal reporting. We offer an accompaniment service  for formal reporting if you wish to report to the Gardaí. Speak to us in confidence by phoning 061 310328 or by email us at info@doras.org  for advice and support about what to do next.
  3. iReport
    Report racism online. Whether you would like to make a formal complaint or not, you can fill report the incident via ENAR Ireland’s online reporting mechanism at www.ireport.ie.

WHAT IS A RACIST INCIDENT?

A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person. The incident may involve targeting a person on the basis of their skin colour, or their ethnic, cultural or religious identity. Racist incidents can take many forms including:

  • Physical – violent assault, threatening behaviour or some other physical attack.
  • Verbal – name calling, ridiculing, telling racist jokes, making threats by social media or text message, racist graffiti.
  • Other – ignoring, excluding, distributing racist literature, damaging property.

LEGAL PROTECTION AGAINST RACISM & DISCRIMINATION

Some forms of racist incidents may involve criminal actions such as assault or vandalism. 

ANTI-RACISM CAMPAIGNING

Doras works with local and national partner organisations and service providers  to raise awareness of racism issues and to advocate for stronger national legislation and policy. For information on our Anti-Racism work, and to learn what you can do to combat racism, please see: Anti-Racism and Hate Crime

REPORT RACISM TO GARDAÍ (POLICE)

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REPORT RACISM ONLINE

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