National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

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The first National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW took place in 2012 and was launched by the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign at a special launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The purpose of the week is to encourage all local authorities (Police, Council and others) to work in partnership with local groups and organisations to host a series of hate crime awareness events around the UK and abroad in the lead up to International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime (which takes place annually on the third Saturday of October) to promote the work that is being done by many people to tackle hate crime in our communities.

We have four key objectives;

1) To prevent hate crime.

2) To encourage reporting and signpost people to support.

3) To improve operational response to hate crime.

4) To encourage every politician, every police service, every council and every community affected by hate crime to work together to raise awareness and eliminate all forms of hate crime in all our communities.

The first National Hate Crime Awareness Week took place in 2012 and was launched with a special service of hope and remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral.

On the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign WordPress site you can find out the following;

1. How the National Hate Crime Awareness Week came into being here (this tells the history behind the creation of the week. There are also archive pages which have been set up to record what has happened each year so far;

2. What Hate Crime Awareness Events people are organising around the UK, listed on the National Hate Crime Awareness Week Google Map we have set up here (you can also register your own hate crime awareness events on this page).

3. How you can can support National Hate Crime Awareness Week here (which outlines ideas on how you can support the week and get involved in what is going on).

As a small charity with a annual turnover of less than £2,000 there is only so much that we can do as we have limited funds – but with the support of local authorities and communities affected by hate crime – we hope we can help change things by promoting all the good work that so many people are doing.