A national network of 18 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) defending the rights and promoting the inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Spain has launched a new mobile app to combat discrimination in any form, including on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin, religion, gender, sexuality or age.
The NGO umbrella group Red Acoge (Welcome Network)says the new Alerta Discriminación (Discrimination Alert) mobile app will enable users who have downloaded the app to their phone or tablet device to easily report any act of discrimination they may have suffered personally or witnessed, to help track incidents of discrimination and bring visibility to the problems of xenophobia, racism and other types of discrimination nationwide.
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Red Acoge says the information compiled from reports of discrimination will be tabulated and allow NGOs working toward greater inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Spanish society to better track the extent of xenophobia and racism in Spain and work with local government authorities to defend the rights of individuals and communities that are the subject of discriminatory attitudes and practices.
In addition, the NGO network says Alerta Discriminación can assist victims in documenting specific incidents of discrimination, racism, xenophobia or other hate crimes against them, for use as evidence in support of complaints or crime reports filed with the appropriate government or law enforcement authorities.
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