National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from 10th – 17th October this year.
Raising awareness and encouraging the reporting of hate crimes and incidents is an important task throughout the year, but we can take the opportunity to highlight this during this weeks campaign.
What is Hate Crime?
A Hate Crime is any behaviour that someone thinks was caused by hostility, prejudice or hatred of:
Disability (including physical impairments, Mental Health problems, learning disabilities, hearing and visual impairment)
Gender identity (people who are transgender, transsexual or transvestite)
Race, skin colour, nationality, ethnicity or heritage
Religion, faith or belief (including people without a religious belief)
Sexual Orientation (people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual)
Alternative Subculture/ Lifestyle (the way a person looks or dresses) – Groups that are described as subcultures often include punk rockers, ravers, metalheads, goths, emo and indie
If you would like to report a incident of Hate Crime then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0151 647 5471.