Hate Crime Scotland

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Hate crime is any crime motivated by prejudice based on: Race, Religion, Sexual orientation, Disability, Transgender identity.

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018. 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.

What’s happening during Hate Crime Awareness Week


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 promoteĀ 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 theĀ Corporate Hate Crime Pledge

The full Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 toolkit is available here