We are proud to have the following partners and agencies supporting the National No2H8 Crime Awards ceremony for 2016-2017.
17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign, is a small charity founded in April 2009 to mark the 10th anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. They organise and facilitate the April Act’s of Remembrance #AAR and National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW in October – spreading a message of hope .H.O.P.E. stands for Hate crime awareness, Operational response to hate crime, Preventing hate crime and Empowering communities to report and access support services.
Galop has provided advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT policing for over 30 years. Reflecting back on this history proves an inspiration in how far gay communities (and the police) have come since the early days of intimidation and fear.
Galop’s key activities include encouraging reporting in of LGBT hatred and prejudice, advice and advocacy. Galop continues to lead the way, most notably launching a ground-breaking project providing the only specialist LGBT sexual abuse support in the country and publishing a landmark report increasing understanding of unreported LGBT hate crime and of services available to victims of these crimes.
Faith Matters works on interfaith, integration, preventing extremism and hate crime monitoring projects. Founded in 2005 it also devised, implemented and co-ordinated the national Tell MAMA project. Faith Matters undertakes grass roots mediation, educational, facilitation and research work and some of the research material can be found here, here and here.
Faith Matters has also devised, implemented and co-ordinated the National No2H8 Crime Awards 2016, #NHCA2016.
Community Security Trust (CST) is a Jewish charity responsible for the Security and protection of the Jewish community. It represents the Jewish community to Government, Police, Media and others on issues of antisemitism, security, extremism and terrorism. Since 1984, CST has monitored levels of antisemitism in the UK, producing regular highly regarded reports on antisemitic incidents.
Tell MAMA is a national anti-Muslim hate crime monitoring project that has become the specialist support service for victims of anti-Muslim hatred. Developed in 2011 by Faith Matters it provides casework, advice and information, emotional and signposting support to victims of anti-Muslim hatred on a national basis. It also provides pro-bono legal advice services where possible and produces an annual report on the state of anti-Muslim hatred in the country.
Tell MAMA works with numerous police forces in England and Wales and apart from supporting victims of anti-Muslim hatred directly, it has a national data sharing agreement with police forces and is only one of two organisations in the country to have such a data sharing agreement. This means that Tell MAMA also receives monthly police updates on cases of anti-Muslim hate crimes from 13 police forces in the country, in addition to the cases that approach Tell MAMA directly. This means that the project holds the most accurate picture on the state of anti-Muslim hatred in England.
They provide independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and anyone else affected by Hate Crime, by operating 24-hr Helplines, challenging online Hate. They also offer many other services including training, education and consultancy and are very active in raising awareness, campaigning and delivering projects on a variety of issues relevant to Hate Crime and equality.
Trans Media Watch was founded in 2010 to encourage the British media to report trans and intersex issues with accuracy, dignity and respect. Following its well-received submissions to the Leveson Inquiry in 2012, the charity contributed to the 2013 Law Society consultation on hate crimes, as well as forming part of a recent LGBT Hate Crime project.
TMW offers advice to media companies, regulators and those who find themselves the focus of media stories. It was a finalist in the inaugural National Diversity Awards in 2012.
Anti-Bullying Alliance is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve a vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. The ABA has three main areas of work: Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership; Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children’s lives. The ABA provides expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau.
Kick It Out is football’s equality and inclusion organisation. Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, the organisation is funded by The Football Association (FA), the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), the Premier League and The English Football League (EFL).
Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain. Some major successes include helping achieve the equalisation of the age of consent, lifting the ban on LGB people serving in the military, securing legislation which allowed same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28. More recently, Stonewall has helped secure civil partnerships and then same-sex marriage and ensured that the recent Equality Act protected lesbian, gay and bi people in terms of goods and services.
Stop Funding Hate aims to tackle the culture of hate and demonisation that is dividing our society and contributing to hate crime. They are taking on the divisive hate campaigns of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express by persuading advertisers to pull their support. Hundreds of thousand of people have now taken action to persuade companies to stop funding hate. In November 2016, Lego announced they would no longer be advertising in the Daily Mail. In Feburary 2017, the Body Shop ended their relationship with the paper. And companies such as Bellroy, Thread and the Phone Co-op have all committed to ethical advertising, promising not to advertise the Daily Mail, Daily Express or Sun.
Wandsworth & Westminster Mind (WW Mind) has been delivering services and support for people living in Wandsworth, Westminster and in some neighbouring boroughs for over 40 years. Their aim is to help people in local communities to have better mental health and wellbeing and to live the best lives possible. They do this by providing a range of services to meet local needs including: Talking Therapies; Mother Tongue Counselling; Community Befriending; Recovery Day Services; Support into Education, Training, Volunteering and Work and more.
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
East European Resource Centre is a charity that provides information, advice and support to people from Central and Eastern Europe from the 2004 and 2007 EU accession countries. Their mission is giving voice and resources to EE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal and respected members of communities.
Friends, Families and Travellers is a Traveller led charity which has been working for equality for Gypsies and Travellers since 1994. They work towards ending racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, culture or background, whether settled or mobile, and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation: Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established. It became a registered charity in 2009. The charity aims to raise awareness of prejudice against subcultures though campaigning and educational work. They also to work to have UK Hate Crime extended to include “Alternative Subcultures”.
Searchlight was initiated in May 1964 by an all-party group of MPs and leading trade unionists such as Jack Jones. The MPs included the late Reg Freeson, who later became a Labour Housing Minister, David Steel, who went on to become leader of the Liberal Party, and the late Norman St John Stevas, a leading Conservative. Searchlight was and always will be intelligence led in its work of exposing racial and religious hatred in all its forms internationally. Searchlight works in partnership with the University of Northampton, where its massive archive is situated. While continuing to produce a quarterly magazine, in November 2015 Searchlight added a new wing to its activities by creating Searchlight Research Associates.