Real human stories about discrimination and hate

NGO "Make Room" in partnership with The Latvian Centre for Human Rights have gathered stories of people. Real stories of real life situation, which have been experienced by our newcomers – foreign nationals who call Latvia their home. In these different life situations we have detected features of discrimination.

We encourage you to read these stories, identify features of discrimination, share this informative material and report if you face discrimination, hate speech of hate crime. 


What to do if you face discrimination at work?

Discrimination in access to services – what to do?

What to do if you become a victim of hate speech?

Where to report discrimination in health care services? 

Hate crime on a public transport - what to do and where to report?

How and where to report online hate speech?

Hate speech at the park - what to do and where to report?

Where to report discrimination at work?

Discrimination in access to services - where to seek help?

Where to seek help after experiencing ethnic profiling?


This informative material is created as part of the project “Towards a more tolerant society: information, education, support and cooperation.” The project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and the Norwegian grant programme “Active Citizens Fund”. Make Room Europe and the Latvian Centre for Human Rights are fully responsible for the content of this material.

Published: 2023-05-31