Victoria University is conducting an anti-racism project called Understanding reporting barriers and support needs of people experiencing racism, in collaboration with ECCV and the Islamic Council of Victoria. The project is funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

It is widely known that many people who experience racism (including religiously based prejudice and discrimination) often do not speak out and formally report it. This can have negative implications for the individual, the community and society at large. We acknowledge that there are many reasons why people do not report racism. For many the personal costs of reporting may seem too high and the prospect of meaningful outcomes too low.

Guided by the community inputs and expertise drawn from community forums, focus groups and a short online survey, the project team led by Associate Professor Mario Peucker will develop recommendations to make reporting racism easier, and to improve the responsiveness of support services.

Community survey

All Victorians aged 18 and older from multicultural and/or multifaith communities are encouraged to take part in a 10-minute survey to share their views, lived experiences and suggestions around reporting racism and support needs. The survey is available in Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese and English.

Participation is anonymous and all entries will go in the draw for gift vouchers worth up to $300.

The survey has now closed.