Islamophobia Watch Australia is primarily concerned with reporting and documenting the manifestations of Islamophobia that have the most immediate effects on the everyday lives of Muslim Australians. These can take the form of physical and verbal assaults on Muslims in public places; attacks on and vandalism of Muslim property, particularly homes and mosques; and discrimination experienced by Muslims in educational institutions and at work due to their religious affiliation.
Islamophobia Watch Australia defines Islamophobia as a system of knowledge in which Islam and Muslims are assigned an inferior status in relation to the West across multiple domains. Acknowledging the role religion played in the development of modern racism, we understand Islamophobia to be a racializing discourse that takes different forms according to local context.
Islamophobia Watch App:
The Islamophobia Watch App provides a simple and immediate way for both victims and witnesses to report incidents of Islamophobia of any nature. Reports to the app may be submitted anonymously and no identifying information about victims or witnesses is ever released publicly.
The Islamophobia map serves as a real time digital public database that displays all incidents categorized by geographical location and the nature of the incident with no disclosure of the victim details
Islamophobia watch App core focus
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1. Allow victims to report incidents of Islamophobia, discrimination and racism
1. To directly connect the victims with legal services and psychological and emotional support services
2. To directly connect with the islamophobia watch map
1. To record and maintain a database with all incidents on the Islamophobia Watch map
To promote incident reporting while adhering to privacy standards ensuring no private information is disclosed about the victim without prior consent.