ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (Civil Courage and Anti-racism-work)

ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (civil courage and anti-racism-work) is an Austrian anti-racism NGO founded in 1999. Its mission is to enhance civil courage and to help building a racism-free society, combat all forms of racism and promote the legal as well as virtual equal treatment of all human beings residing in Austria irrespective of their skin colour, language, appearance, religion, citizenship and/or origin.

ZARAs mandate is organised along three pillars aiming at providing support, empowerment and information: 1. the support of victims of discrimination, 2. awareness raising by public information 3. prevention.

ZARA operates the only counselling, information and documentation unit for victims and witnesses of racism in Austria and provides legal support to the affected persons. By the implementation of awareness raising and educational measures for different target groups (e. g. media, civil servants, policy makers, students, teachers and many more), the organisation of activities and the publishing of material on racism (e. g. the racism report) and related issues, ZARA aims at enhancing public awareness for racist-motivated problems and discrimination. Hence, ZARAs public relations work comprises lobbying for the development and improvement of anti-discrimination legislation, media work as well as awareness raising campaigns among the broader public.

Contact:

ZARA - Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit

Schönbrunner Straße 119/13, 1050 Wien

Phone: +43-1-929 13 99-0

E-Mail: office@zara.or.at

www.zara.or.at