Kiwi website launched to counter racism

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Wellington, Aug.23 : International students in Christchurch can now complain anonymously about racial harassment online.

A website set up by the Christchurch City Council, Canterbury and Lincoln universities and other groups in the city will enable foreign students to report racial abuse, reports

Half the international students who took part in a recent survey said they had experienced harassment because of their race. The survey also identified that the main barrier to not reporting harassment was not knowing how and who to tell.

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres welcomed the campaign and said the only way issues of racial discrimination and harassment could be addressed was through positive action in the community, the educational environment and the workplace.

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