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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022

It is National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) 2022 from the 8th – 15th October. This is a national week of action to encourage local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime issues.

This year National Hate Crime Awareness are highlighting the #WeStandTogether and will be standing in solidarity with the victims of Racist hate crime. You can find out more about this week on the National Hate Crime Awareness website or on their Twitter 

Queen Mary is committed to creating an environment for work and study where staff and students are treated with dignity and respect, and where all forms of bullying and harassment and hate crime are not tolerated. We want to ensure that our community, at each of our campuses, is free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination, harassment and bullying. 

At Queen Mary we will be hosting an information stall in Library Square, Mile End on the 10th October 2022 from 11am-2pm to share information about reporting all forms of Hate Crime and the support available for victims within Queen Mary and from external organisations.  

Queen Mary has signed the Tower Hamlets organisational pledge against hate. You can read more about this here. If you would like to sign the Tower Hamlets personal pledge against hate, you can find out more here 

What is a hate crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice. These might be due to:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

Hate crimes can be committed against a person or property.  Anyone could be a victim of a hate crime even if they aren’t a member of the group that the hostility is targeted at.

What is a hate incident?

Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to actual crimes or create tensions in a community.

Where to get support and help? 

If you have experienced a hate crime you can report it using our Report + Support tool, we also have a webpage outlining the support available for anyone who has experienced a hate crime.

Activities taking place this NHCAW

(please note that some events listed below are organised by external organisations):  

  • 8th October - Service of Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral, organised by National Hate Crime Awareness. 
  • 10th October – Queen Mary Information Stall for NHCAW. Library Square, Mile End. 11am-2pm. 
  • 12th October – Tower Hamlets Peace Walk – Altab Ali Park, organised by Tower Hamlets Council.  
  • 13th October – Hate Crime Awareness Training for QM staff – If you are a member of staff who wishes to attend please register here
  • A map of events organised across the country to recognise this week is available here
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