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Project for attending to and reporting incidents of discrimination, hate and racism in health centres- PANDORA

2016-2018 - Through the Spanish Observatory on Racism and Xenophobia (OBERAXE), the Secretariat General for Immigration and Emigration has planned the PANDORA project for attending to and reporting incidents of discrimination, hate and racism in health centres. The project is to be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Regions in Spain that express an interest.

The PANDORA project aims to bring emergency staff in the health system and social workers in hospitals on board in the fight against incidents of hate and discrimination. This professional sector is particularly well placed to identify the motivations behind the violent incidents faced by the victims they treat, those in most vulnerable groups.

The PANDORA project aims to provide those in the emergency services in the health system and social workers in hospitals with the training and tools they need to identify the hate-motivated origins of the incidents suffered by patients seeking their care, and also to record these incidents and refer the victims to support services provided by NGO

The project is geared to the following groups:

Between 2016 and 2017, 162 seminars were held under the title "Awareness raising to detect incidents of racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance in the sphere of health". This line of action was co-financed by the Secretariat General for Immigration and Emigration and the Fund for Asylum, Migration and Integration (FAMI).

These seminars were held under the aegis of the PANDORA project. The 162 seminars were conducted by the Movimiento contra la Intolerancia in health centres, hospitals and social-health centres in the provinces of Madrid, Toledo, Valladolid, Valencia, Málaga, Seville and Zaragoza with the attendance of 2,400 professionals in medicine, nursing, social work and other professions providing care for Spaniards and third country nationals alike

The aim is for potential victims of incidents of discrimination and hate, who would be treated by the emergency services of the participating hospitals, to be the indirect beneficiaries of the Project.

Leaflets on the prevention and detection of racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance in the sphere of health

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