iStreetWatch was created by volunteers in response to the rise in racist and xenophobic street harassment following the referendum result. It offers the general public and victims the means to report hate crime incidents, including those witnessed when being subjected to other people. The tool also illustrates where these incidents are occurring through its map, and enables people to make conscious decisions to map which areas are safer to be in. This tool enables anyone to become involved in the drive to highlight hate crime, and have a role in making our streets safe for everyone.
The project intends to engage with migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities to demonstrate the importance of this reporting mechanism, and the significance of reporting racist and xenophobic hate crimes or incidents.
In conjunction with the website, the project aims to map the timeline of racist and xenophobic hate crimes to the ongoing debate on immigration and the freedom of movement prompted by the EU referendum vote.
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