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.
Glasgow took up the campaign for the first time in 2015.
Ways to Get Involved in Hate Crime Awareness Week
Here are some suggestions for ways you can get involved;
- You can display posters
- You can tweet about it using #hatecrime
- You can connect with Community Safety Glasgow on facebook and twitter, share and like our posts
- If you see any posters or ads for the campaign, take a picture and share on social media
- You can join in with events that are open to the public
- You can add our banner to your website
- You can visit and promote www.hatecrimescotland.org
- Download and print the Hate Crime Pledge and take pictures of yourself / friends / colleagues/ service users with the pledge and share on social media.
- Ask your employer if they will sign up to the Corporate Hate Crime Pledge
The full Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 toolkit is available here