Information about the reporting process
Why should I report incidents?
One in three experience discrimination.
Most take no interest.
Reporting your experience helps:
- draw attention to discrimination,
- achieve participation for all members of society,
- and support structures to expand.
What can be reported?
Any discrimination relating to, for example:
- Place of residence (city-country and East-West)
- Multilingualism, migration / skin colour
- Sexual orientation
- Unemployment / low income / social status
- Any other discrimination
Further details about discrimination are available here.
Who can make a report?
Anyone directly affected can make a report.
Alternately, also those who:
- observed the incident in a public space, without knowing the affected,
- or those who have been approached by the affected and asked to help.
Where can I report? What happens to my information?
- Reports can be sent in online or at a contact point with the help of a trained person.
- In both cases, the information will be forwarded to the documentation centre.
- At the documentation centre all reports will be collected and checked. These reports then appear anonymously in the statistics. Only if the parties concerned have agreed is the incident used as an example in the report. The identities of all involved and the reporter will remain anonymous.
- With the report, the RESPEKT network aims to increase awareness and participation of the public against discrimination, and give recommendations for measures which help the afflicted.
Do I need to provide my details?
But: When a report comes to us, we would like to get into contact with the reporting person
- to be able to ask further questions
- to refer them to counselling services
- to ask whether the incident may be published anonymously
It is not important to know the name of the reporting person – one’s own or an imaginary name can be given. In both cases we treat all information confidentially. (Data protection information)
We will call or send you an email. Giving contact information is voluntary – we will contact you only if you allow it.