Interfaith Forum’s Anti Racism Training Programme Starts Online This Week
Dublin City Interfaith Forum is running its anti–racism training programme, Safe Haven, online starting on Wednesday April 14.
‘Safe Haven’ is the hate motivated incident response project of Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF). It uses existing online reporting mechanisms for reporting and recording faith–based hate motivated incidents through engagement with faith communities, civil society, relevant government agencies and intergovernmental agencies
Furthermore, ‘Safe Haven’ seeks to provide the effective reporting, recording, responding and referral of Hate Crime and hate motivated incidents through community–based victim supports.
Safe Haven training aims to provide advocates to recognise, report and support victims of hate motivated incidents. Advocates learn to appreciate the significant impact on both individual victims of hate motivated incidents and the communities to which they identify. Though the initial victim suffers greater psychological distress, it goes to the heart of their identity affecting their sense of belonging.
Commencing online from April 14 2021, attendees will start sessions online from 7.30 pm. Over 6 weeks, Safe Haven training will help advocates learn to:
· Recognise – hate speech, hate crime, radicalisation and violent extremism
· Report – through statutory and non–statutory mechanisms such as the independent iReport, An Garda Síochána, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission and Intergovernmental Agencies
· Support – through interfaith activities, victim support referral, pastoral care, restorative practices and coalition–building