All the information you need to orient yourself in terms of discrimination, know the operating methods and find out what UNAR can do for you.
Get under the patronage of Unar
The patronage of UNAR is free of charge for initiatives of cultural, social, artistic and sports importance, organised in the national territory for the promotion of equal treatment and the removal of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin.
Requests that have commercial purposes are excluded.
The coordination of governmental membership is taken care of exclusively by the State Ceremonial Office and the Honors of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
The regulation is available at the following link
Access to the Solidarity Fund for Protection against Discrimination
To promote social integration and fight against discrimination of any kind, the Solidarity Fund for the judicial protection of victims of discrimination was founded, established by the Department of Equal Opportunities of the Council Presidency and managed in collaboration by the National Council of Forensics and the Office National Racial Anti-Discrimination Department of the same Department.
The Fund allows victims of discrimination to access judicial protection thanks to the anticipation of legal fees, which will be returned, through a rotation mechanism, in the event of a favorable ruling. The applications, which may also be submitted by the associations holding the legitimation of the trial (no more than three during the year), must be forwarded to the National Forensic Council.
Specific information on the functioning of the Fund, on the conditions of admission and on the applications are contained in the Regulations published on www.consiglionazionaleforense.it
How to recognise a discriminatory act
Discrimination is defined as behavior - direct or indirect - that causes an unequal treatment of a person or group of people, by virtue of their belonging to a certain category. There is direct discrimination when acting to put a person or group of people in a situation or in a disadvantage position. Example: Do not hire a Muslim, although he is qualified for work, because of his religious beliefs.
There is indirect discrimination (as mentioned above by omission) when a seemingly neutral rule, regulation, practice, criterion or parameter puts in a situation of disadvantage a person or a category of peaple. Example: Predict that all the orders of a clothing store keep their hair uncovered, thus affecting all women who wear hijabs. Discriminatory situations can occur in various spheres of social life (school, work, public life, search for a home) and can be perpetrated at the hands of an individual, or a public institution. Example: The owner of an apartment that expressly forbids renting to foreigners. Example: A public selection call where the requirement of Italian citizenship is requested also for professions that do not provide for the exercise of a public function or of national interest. Some useful contributions to understand discriminatory incidents are collected in the "Law and Practice" section.
Further information on how to recognize racial discrimination and harassment can be found in the "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)" section.
How to report a discriminatory act to UNAR
You can contact UNAR through its Contact Centre reached by the free number 800 90.10.10, from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 20:00 or send your report using the appropriate online form at this link. The Contact Centre offers professionally qualified listening to those who need to report or act against discriminatory behavior. Moreover, where possible, it proceeds to the informal resolution of the cases or to accompany the discriminated subject during the judicial process. You can also go to one of the UNAR National Anti-Discrimination Centres.