Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so, also protects other adults at risk of abuse. They are the first charity to address these problems and the only charity in the UK working exclusively on this issue. AEA was established in 1993 by a group of practitioners from health and social care, as well as academics and representatives of the voluntary sector who were concerned about the lack of information and assistance for those who were abused or at risk of abusing. Today, they address abuse within sheltered housing and within care homes and hospitals.
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) was founded by Dr Ann Craft in 1992 under the name of NAPSAC – the National Association for the Protection from Sexual Abuse of Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities. For over 21 years ACT has championed the rights of disabled people and pushed forward the UK’s understanding of safeguarding. Today ACT supports the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors from across the UK to protect disabled children and adults at risk. From their training programmes to consultation services they work tirelessly to improve standards of safeguarding and raise the levels of best practice across health, social care and education. They are seen as one of the UK’s leading providers of safeguarding training, experts in the field of learning disabilities and at the forefront of research for both child and adult safeguarding. ACT’s services are used by both national and local organisations including the NHS, police, the Crown Prosecution Service and Social care. ACT also support individual professionals as well as parents and carers on how best to support and protect young people and adults from abuse.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all through information, education, legislation and advocacy. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.
Stop The Hate Train The Trainer Program supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating bias and hate crimes on campus, as well as fostering the development of community. The only resource of it’s kind specifically for college campuses, the Stop The Hate 250+ page premiere training manual and three day, 18-20 hour Train The Trainer program was developed in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, Association of College Unions International, Campus Pride, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Wilbron Institute, Matthew Shepard Foundation, the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence and Campus Pride.
The Centre’s purpose is to uphold and share the values and principles of democracy in order to build peace, stability and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Their vision is to remove fear from and offer hope to divided communities and to create a society with a shared sense of responsibility, opportunity and humanity, based upon respect for and tolerance of diversity. In March 2015, the Centre held their ‘Towards a Better Future’ conference, exploring how to make a positive impact on hate crime and promote Belfast and Northern Ireland as a place confident in the benefits of diversity.
CST is a charity that protects British Jews from anti-Semitism and related threats by providing security advice and training for Jewish communal organisations, schools and synagogues. CST promotes good relations between British Jews and the rest of British society by working towards the elimination of racism and antisemitism, represents British Jews on these issues and promotes research into these areas. CST received charitable status in 1994 and is recognised by the Police and Government as a unique model of best practice. CST works closely with a variety of social multi-national bodies like the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as international networks like the Facing Facts project, the International Network Against Cyber Hate and the European Network Against Racism.
The Disability Hate Crime Network is a large, award-winning, ever-growing group of UK disabled people, user-lead disabled peoples’ organisations, charities, academic establishments and a range of official and non-official bodies including police and CPS representatives who work together challenging actual hate crime against UK disabled people. Their website offers updates and a forum to share good and bad practice relating to disability hate crime, reporting centres and case outcomes.
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. The Commission’s powers and duties derive from a number of statutes providing protection against discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion and political opinion, sex and sexual orientation. The Commission’s statutory remit provides that the organisation promotes equality of opportunity and affirmative action, work towrads the elimination of unlawful discrimination and harassment, keeps relevant legisation under review, promotes good relations between persons of different racial groups and good disability practice and oversees the effectiveness of statutory equality duties on public authorities.
ENAR is the only pan-European anti-racist network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racist actors in Europe. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU member states. ENAR’s mission is to achieve full equality, solidarity and well-being for all in Europe, allowing all members of society to participate and be included in society, regardless of their skin colour, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation. ENAR combat racism and discrimination based on colour, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, religion, culture, language and legal status by breaking down structural barriers and policies that limit migrants’ and ethnic and religious minorities opportunities to participate fully in society.
Facing Facts! is an innovative programme that aims to tackle the issue of hate crime in Europe. Since 2011, this initiative has been praised for its role in training on, and advocating for, hate crime monitoring systems that expose overlooked incidents of bias and discrimination, including racism, anti-Semitism, islamophobia and homophobia. Facing Facts! are expanding their hate crime prevention advocacy efforts to all levels of government and civil society while continuing to provide Civil Society Organisations with their highly-regarded training courses on hate crime monitoring systems.
Founded in 2010, the Faiths Forum for London seeks to enable religious communities to work together for a better London. It’s main functions include:
- Providing a platform and channel for communication between nine faith communities and London’s regional authorities, business and the academy;
- Promoting inter-faith engagement throughout London, particularly celebrating the contribution of local inter-faith groups;
- Offering opportunities for faith communities to share best practice on issues of common concern;
- Celebrating and highlighting the positive contribution of religious groups in London to the common good.
FFL organise conferences and seminars that engage with specific issues of common interest and concern. These include improving inclusivity in London by looking into issues between both faith and disability groups, and working together with the Metropolitan Police Service to improve diversity, reduce crime and share best practice.
The Forum Against Islamophobia & Racism (FAIR) was founded in 2001 as an independent charitable organization. Its aim is to work towards establishing a Safe, Just and Tolerant Britain in which Islamophobia and racism have no place. Although specialist in nature as an organisation in itself, FAIR puts emphasis on partnership and multi-agency working and to this end, works with organisations across numerous disciplines and with communities towards common purposes.
Friends, Families and Travellers has been working on behalf of Gypsies and Travellers since 1994 and the organisation has broad support within the Travelling communities. FFT are a charity who seeks to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma. The overall objective of FFT is to work towards a more equitable society where everyone has the right to travel and to stop without constant fear of persecution because of their lifestyle.
Galop is a UK-based NGO offering a specialist homophobia, biphobia and transphobia casework service. It provides independent and confidential reporting, advice, advocacy and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or sexual abuse. It helps with abuse that has happened in public, at home, at work, online or in cruising grounds. Galop supports lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Galop also has a range of advice fact-sheets for people who have experienced hate crime.
This page provides information about the history of hate crime, information about hate crime law in the United States, discusses potential effects of hate crime on victims and their wider community and what can be done to prevent and stop hate crime.
GRIP promotes race equality and the elimination of all forms of hate crime, whether on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any combination thereof and without limitation in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the surrounding ages. GRIP undertakes outreach work that identifies and highlights issues relating to communities regarded as ‘hard to reach’.
HOPE Not Hate exists to provide a positive antidote to the politics of hate. By combining first class research with community organising and grassroots action, HOPE Not Hate defeats hate groups at elections and builds community resilience against extremism. HOPE Not Hate’s aim is to expose and undermine groups that preach hate, intolerance and division whilst uniting communities around what they have in common; building a society that celebrates rather than scapegoats our differences.
HOPE Not Hate Educational Ltd (HNH Ed) is the organisation’s charitable wing and is the main vehicle for the development and execution of community action and engagement plans, training and educational services. HNH Ed seeks to equip local communities and groups to defeat hate at a grassroots level, as well as influence the national debate by providing briefings and training to public policy figures as well as statutory and non-statutory bodies.
The International Network Against Cyber Hate unites organisations around the world to counter and address all forms of online discrimination. INACH adds value to the Internet and brings the online in line with human rights. INACH’s mission is to unite and empower organisations to promote respect, responsibility and citizenship on the Internet through countering cyber hate and raising awareness about online discrimination. INACH tries to reach its goals by: uniting organisations fighting against cyber hate, lobbying for international legislation to combat discrimination on the Internet and creating awareness and promoting attitude change about discrimination on the Internet by giving information and education.
Set up in 1997, IHRC is an independent, not-for-profit campaign, research and advocacy organisation based in London with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. IHRC works with different organisations from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds to campaign for justice for people regardless of their racial, confessional or political background. Their research work includes submitting reports to governments and international organisations, writing articles, monitoring the media, cataloguing war crimes and producing research papers on hate crime, discrimination, the nature of human rights etc.
Local Heroes is a project piloted by Devon and Cornwall Police in Autumn 2013 to help schools address issues of intolerance and discrimination and deliver parts of the PSHE curriculum in a new and exciting way. As well as providing PSHE education, Local Heroes three objectives are to: challenge intolerance amongst young people, give young people from all backgrounds the power to achieve their full potential and; inspire young people to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
The Merton hate crime management board have produced a hate crime strategy and action plan on behalf of the London Borough of Merton and the Safer Merton Partnership, the borough’s crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP). It is the first hate crime strategy for the borough and aims to put in place a powerful and effective framework for use by local agencies to fight the emergence of hate crime in the community. The key priorities and project areas for the hate crime strategy are: preventing hate crime, increasing methods and levels of reporting, supporting victims and witnesses and tackling hate crime incidents.
In April 1994, the Governor of the State of Michigan responded to reports of increased hate and violence by requesting the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and Department of Civil Rights to establish the Bias Crime Response Task Force. The task force, a diverse group representing populations victimized by bias crimes as well as agencies and governmental units which offer various related services, researched the issues of data collection, victim support and community response. It then developed a comprehensive report that outlines best method recommendations for combating hate crimes.
The mission of MIAAHC is to reduce the occurrence and ameliorate the consequences of hate crimes and bias incidents committed in the State of Michigan. In doing so, MIAAHC will provide or assist with education, training, coordination, data collection, and support to federal, state, local, and community-based entities whose functions include preventing, investigating, prosecuting, or otherwise responding to hate crimes and bias incidents.
NAAR was established in 1994 by black community organisations in Tower Hamlets following the community-led campaign against the election of a BNP councillor in a by-election in Millwall. NAAR has run campaigns and educational programmes on fighting the far right, asylum and immigration rights, racial violence, black deaths in custody and on developments at a European level. In all its activities, NAAR is guided by its founding principle that the agenda against racism must be set by those who experience it. It is therefore black-community organisation led, has a majority of black representatives on its executives and works closely with victims and their families when taking up particular cases. NAAR’s campaigns include Unite Against Fascism, promoting multiculturism and campaigning against Islamophobia and institutional racism.
An innovative, collaborative project of the Anti-Defamation League, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, Partners Against Hate features online and offline resources and support in the fight against youth-initiated hate violence. Partners Against Hate was created to help prevent, deter, and reduce juvenile hate-related behaviour. The programme blends outreach, public education and training to help all sectors of the community.
Press for Change has been a key lobbying and legal support organisation for Trans people in the UK since 1992. PFC provides legal advice, training and research to trans people, their representatives and public and private bodies. PFC has regularly worked with government on the Employment Regulations 1999, the Working Group 2000, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Equality Act 2010 along with the government’s latest Transgender Action plan in partnership with other trans organisations such as a:gender, The Gender Trust, Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) and Gendered Intelligence. PFC supports programmes, contributes to policy and advocacy, raises funds to assist those Trans people affected by prejudice and discrimination and carries out public education on related issues in the UK and Europe.
For the past 30 years, this programme has been a major resource for hate crime training for law enforcement throughout Rhode Island. This includes recruits at the RI Municipal Police Training Academy, the Providence Police Training Academy, the State Police Training Academy and all local and university departments. With grant funding from the Rhode Island legislature, the Stop Hate Education Programme has been working in schools for the past 7 years, working collaboratively with many community agencies including Youth Pride Inc., RIJC & Lifespan, speaking out against bullying, homophobia, racism and sexism.
Schools OUT is a membership based organisation whose overarching goal is to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities. The organisation seeks to:
- Provide both a formal and informal support network for all people who want to raise the issue of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism in education
- Campaign on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues as they affect education and those in education
- Research, debate and stimulate curriculum development on LGBT issues
- Work towards unison between teacher and lecturer unions and other professional stakeholders in education
- Promote equality, safety and visibility in education for LGBT people and all the protected characteristics
Schools OUT is part of the Rights Against INtolerance: Building an Open-minded World (RAINBOW) project. This project has made free educational films that challenge homophobia and transphobia by challenging the stereotypes that lead to prejudice and discrimination.
The Crown Prosecution Service has produced a set of resources that can be used by teachers to explore the issue of Disability Hate Crime. It features four scenarios based on the life experiences of several disabled people, discussions with disabled people themselves about being the victims of disability hate crime and the impact that it had and continues to have on their lives.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Anthony Walker Foundation (AWF) have worked together to produce the resource pack and pupils from schools in the North West acted out, and helped to devise, the dramatised scenarios of racist and religious incidents included in the presentation. They provide starting points for discussion and are based on real life experiences of the young people who took part in the project.
CPS North West has worked with the Ministry of Justice, Stonewall and Gendered Intelligence to develop a free educational resource pack aimed at tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime amongst young people. It contains video clips, information and lesson plans, to help teachers to explore these issues. The resources aim to increase young people’s understanding about homophobic and transphobic prejudice, educate them about their responsibilities as citizens and provide them with the knowledge and skills to help them challenge the attitudes and behaviours that lead to bullying and hate crime.
SAREC is a national, strategic body that champions equality and human rights across the country and challenges all forms of discrimination. SAREC is made up of the four Regional (formerly Racial) Equality Councils in Scotland. Their focus is on building lasting and positive links with, and between, minority and majority communities, in order to promote good community relations and tackle discrimination. In May 2014, SAREC ran a hate crime conference focusing on tackling the barriers to reporting hate crime. Materials from this conference can be found here: https://sareconline.wordpress.com/news/hate-crime-seminar/
The aims and objectives of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation are to create a lasting legacy to Sophie, to provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures and to campaign to have UK hate crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.
Stonewall continue to campaign and lobby government to change laws that do not ensure equality for LGBT people, or laws that do not go far enough. Despite good progress for lesbian, gay and bisexual people under the law, transexual people still do not have the right legal framework to enable them to be themselves. Stonewall will fight to ensure that the laws affecting trans people are reviewed and will work alongside government to ensure they are not complacent about the rights of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people and to ensure everyone, everywhere is free to be themselves.
Stonewall Education for All is a campaign against homophobic bullying in secondary schools, primary schools, colleges and universities. To help create classrooms that support children from all kinds of families, Stonewall distributed their Different Families resources to everyone of Britain’s 25,000 primary schools. They have also distributed their School Report 2012 to every secondary school which provides clear guidance on how to tackle homophobic bullying. The Charity has since developed a training programme for teachers aimed at helping to teachers to create more inclusive and accepting teaching environments.
Stop Hate UK offer schools a 1.5 hour staff training session that considers equality and diversity issues in conjunction with Hate Incidents and strategies that schools may consider to support pupils, staff and the wider community. The session includes a review of the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard as a tool to develop an inclusive organisation. They also deliver training in Hate Crime awareness and related subjects to anybody interested in learning more about Hate Crime, its impact and accessing or delivering support.
Stop Hate UK is also able to offer a range of other training sessions including half day Hate Crime Awareness and Master Classes sessions aimed at groups working in both voluntary and statutory agencies to increase awareness of the impact of hate incidents on service users.
Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation established in 1979 to meet the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Their aims are to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives, live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom. They run an advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London which provides a comprehensive service to women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality.
Tell MAMA are an independent non-governmental organisation which works on tackling anti-Muslim hatred with central Government to raise the issues of anti-Muslim hatred at a policy level. Tell MAMA’s work helps to shape and inform policy makers whilst ensuring that an insight is brought into this area of work through the systematic recording and reporting of anti-Muslim hate incidents and crimes.
Much of the organisation’s work centres around their MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) project which is a secure and reliable service that allows people across England to report any form of anti-Muslim abuse. Once reported, one of the organisation’s trained case workers will be assigned to discuss the issue further and ensure all the relevant details of the incident are recorded accurately.
For over 30 years, The Monitoring Group has been at the forefront of many campaigns which have shifted and improved policy and practice for victims of racial violence and harassment in London. TMG’s achievements include: helping to develop a national focus on racial violence through its public interest campaigns, helping families through three major public inquiries that have helped improve policy and practice for tackling racism, gaining recognition by many agents in the criminal justice system and by victims for its victim-focused advocacy service and continuing to help thousands of families each year through its casework and Helpline service.
Now in its second phase of delivery (first phase ran from June 2013-March 2015), this project is building on work already carried out to challenge intra-Christian sectarian attitudes and behaviours arising from situations in the West of Scotland through workshops with schools and youth groups, a social research project report and community theatre production. Running through to March 2016, phase two will deliver a year-long programme of activities including workshops challenging sectarianism and wider hate crime, delivering a community garden project and commissioning a youth media and journalism initiative.
Funded by the Scottish Government Equality Unit, this project targets young people and youth practitioners across the West of Scotland, aiming to challenge and prevent hate crime through workshops, integration activities and training. Together with the Stepping into Diversity Project, the Good Community Relations Project has produced a book, short film and exhibition exploring and celebrating migration to Glasgow.