Say no to hate

A number of events over the last year, from the referendum to the recent terror attacks, have triggered a rise in racially or religiously-motivated hate crime.

We join others in standing against this rise in hate crime, and in saying no to all forms of hate. We support and work with everyone, regardless of their background. We greatly value the benefits of diversity and want inclusiveness for all. We respect everyone and what they have to offer our local areas.

Our members, and the wider voluntary and community sector, has long stood for, fought for and championed the need and value of diversity, inclusiveness, equality and respect for all. And we will continue to do so, particularly during this uncertain times.

We stand united and ready to challenge all forms of hate, confident in the knowledge that we’re all stronger together.

 

Reporting a hate crime

If you’ve been effected by or witnessed a hate crime, you can report it to the police by calling 999, to the Brighton & Hove community safety team or to the hate incident support service in West Sussex. There’s also an app which you can use to make reporting hate crimes easier.

You can also get help, advice and emotional support from the independent charity, Victim Support.

Please share this information with anyone who has been effected by hate or harassment.

Let’s all ensure that our local areas continue to say no to hate.

 

Take action 

There are many ways that you can stand up to hate. Why not get involved in a local organisation or cause which is committed to taking action, or volunteer your time to help make our local communities and local areas, fairer and better for all.

 

“We all have a responsibility to help protect anyone feeling vulnerable or threatened by hate speech, and to challenge targeting of minorities. ”

“We all have a responsibility to help protect anyone feeling vulnerable or threatened by hate speech, and to challenge targeting of minorities. ”

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