Show your support for Hate Crime Awareness Week

Come and join us on Tuesday the 16th of October between 11am and 3pm on Lyric Square and show your support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Hate crime occurs when a person is targeted because of hostility or prejudice towards their or their perceived disability, gender identity, race or ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

Incidents can manifest in various formats and during criminal offences that may include verbal abuse, physical threats, online abuse, graffiti, criminal damage and violence.

Through the funding of additional police officers, a dedicated CCTV operator and innovative projects such as Hate Crime Awareness in Licensed Premises’, Hammersmith BID are making a positive contribution to improving safety and reducing the fear of crime in the town centre.

LBHF’s Community Safety Unit will be on the square; throughout the year they work closely with their Crime and Disorder Reduction Partners to ensure residents and visitor’s concerns of crime and anti-social behaviour are addressed.

Tackling Hate Crime is a priority for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and raising awareness and offering advice during the day will be the Metropolitan Police who are committed to zero-tolerance enforcement against the perpetrators of hate crime and providing the support that victims need.

Victim Support, the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales will be on hand to share their level of expertise as will TELL MAMA who support victims of anti-Muslim hate and monitors anti-Muslim incidents.

Other key partners in attendance will be The Naz Project, Restore London, the Anti Tribalism Movement and Action on Disability.

You can check out the Stop Hate UK site and also visit the National Hate Crime Awareness Week website for more details for ideas on getting involved. Also, be sure to look out for and use the hashtag #NHCAW on Twitter.