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REPORT RACISM

Doras provide support to people who have experienced or witnessed racist incidents. We help people to report the incident to the Gardaí (police) if appropriate or online via ireport if preferred.

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 LUIMNÍ
    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 reportracism@dorasluimni.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 campaign initiatives, please visit Integration & Anti-Racism

REPORT RACISM TO GARDAÍ (POLICE)

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REPORT RACISM ONLINE

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