The "Racist Violence Recording Network" (RVRN) was founded in 2011 to document racist violence. RVRN consists of a network of 46 NGOs. If you have been a victim of a racist attack or a hate crime, you have the possibility to report this incident to one of the members of RVRN. They have specially trained staff who will conduct a personal interview with you. The information you provide will be used anonymously to advocate for positive change and to inform the public about racist violence in Greece. Members of the network that provide legal aid and social support might also be able to support you individually, if you have been a victim of a racists attack or hate crime. Members of the RVRN are for example the Greek Council for Refugees, Solidarity Now, Praksis, Arsis, Doctors of the World (MDM) and Red Cross. If you need help with identifying a member of RVRN near you, you can get in contact with us, the Mobile Info Team. A racist attack or hate crime is an attack or a crime which was committed because of the victims national or ethnic origin, colour of skin, sexual orientation or gender identity. Recently RVRN published its annual report for 2018. The report notes an increase in incidents of racist violence, especially against refugees and migrants, but also against Greek citizens looking like foreigners or LGBT people. One of the reasons for this, is the general rise of right-wing movements and xenophobic opinions in Europe.
Here you can find the whole report (unfortunately only in English): http://rvrn.org/wp-cont…/uploads/…/04/RVRN_report_2018en.pdf
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