Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017. During October there will be a host of events taking place to raise awareness about Hate Crime, how to respond to it and encourage victims and witnesses to report
What is Hate Crime Awareness Week?
Hate Crime Awareness Week started with a vigil in London in 2009 to show solidarity against hate crime, following the brutal homophobic murder of Ian Bayhnam in Trafalgar Square.
Since 2009 the day has grown into a national annual week of activity to remember victims and raise awareness of all forms of hate crime.
This year Glasgow has taken up the campaign and this will be the first time that a set of Scottish Community Safety Partners has delivered a Hate Crime Awareness Week Programme.
Ways to Get Involved in Hate Crime Awareness Week
If you are organising an event, please tell us about it and we can add it to our events page
Here are some suggestions for other ways you can get involved;
- You can display posters
- You can tweet about it using #hatecrime
- You can share Community Safety Glasgow’s posts on facebook
- You can join in with any of our events that are open to the public
- You can add our banner to your website
- You can visit and promote www.hatecrimescotland.org
You can find a variety of materials advertising Hate Crime Awareness week in our Toolkit Section
For more information on how and where to report a hate crime please take a look at our How Do I Report a Hate Crime? section