Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

Tue, 07/02/2017

Let’s End Hate Crime’ week of action being held on 6th – 10th February 2017.

‘Let’s End Hate Crime’ is a campaign supported by local authorities, GMP, the office of Police and Crime Commissioner, British Transport Police and other partners.

If someone is being bullied, harassed or abused because of their race; religion; disability; sexuality; gender identity; or identification with an alternative subculture this may be a hate crime. Anyone can be a victim of hate crime; it is an issue which can affect us all and can have much wider consequences for communities.

The campaign aims to raise awareness about what is hate crime and how to report it. The campaign also focuses on the importance of working together to end hate crime, the hashtag #WeStandTogether is used throughout the campaign.

Bolton CVS is committed to supporting community groups to help end hate crime. We continue to work with Be Safe, Bolton’s Community Safety Partnership to offer grants for community projects that will raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it.

We are delighted to announce that 11 organisations will be funded to deliver awareness raising projects in 2017. These include

Bolton Hindu Forum delivering hate crime awareness at Hindu Temples around Bolton and to create a dual-language video to show to others.           

Bolton Solidarity Community Association organising crafts and creative writing sessions linked to hate awareness for African children attending their homework club.

Community Empowerment Skills CIC working at Asian Elders and with people with learning disabilities to raise awareness of crime’s where vulnerable people are befriended and then exploited.

The full list is available here

For more information on Let’s End Hate crime visit the website

If you have any queries about activities around Greater Manchester contact Claire Smith, GMPCC Media and Communications Officer on claire.smith@gmpcc.org.uk or 0161 793 3092.

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