National Hate Crime Awareness Week is a week of action that takes place in the UK to encourage local authorities (police and councils), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime.
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion of belief, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This can be committed against a person or property. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted; in fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
If you would like to find out more about HCAW and about hate crime in the UK, then head to https://nationalhcaw.uk/
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