BEFORE helps people who have been directly or indirectly affected by the results of right-wing and racist attacks to help them overcome the resulting effects.
Frequently, the people concerned are under an additional burden caused by reactions from their social environment. It is possible, for example, that they are given a share of the blame for their attack.
We support people to exercise their own rights and to gain a new scope of action for themselves.
What is right-wing violence?
Motives for violence
Right-wing and racist acts of violence are attacks which are characterized by inhuman attitudes and prejudices against particular social groups. These can be racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, social Darwinism, homophobia or transphobia.
The offenders single out their victims on the basis of specific criteria, e.g.
- sexual orientation and/or gender identity
- ethnic background
- political activity against racism and right-wing violence or involvement on behalf of people who have fled their country
- different behaviour and/or non right-wing attitude,
- religious affiliation