We are proud to have the following partners and agencies supporting the National No2H8 Crime Awards ceremony for 2018.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime is a functional body of the Greater London Authority responsible for oversight of the Metropolitan Police.
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 is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-violence charity. It has been challenging hate crime for 36 years and provides specialist empowerment-based advice, support and advocacy to people facing homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, sexual violence and domestic abuse. It also fights hate crime by producing research, information resources, training and campaigning.
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, 2017, #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.
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.
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.
Brent, Wandsworth & Westminster Mind (BWW 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.
Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination aims to empower young people in mainstream schools to learn about and act against discrimination, racism, antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred, whilst developing their social responsibility in the community. The project is led by Streetwise (a partnership between CST & Maccabi GB) and supported by Tell MAMA, Kick It Out and Galop.
Framed within a broad conversation about the Equality Act (2010) and British Values, Stand Up! currently employs two facilitators from Jewish and Muslim backgrounds, modelling a partnership of interfaith collaboration and demonstrating how groups which are often perceived as oppositional, can work together successfully.
The Stand Up! project launched in January 2017 and has since gone from strength to strength, delivering sessions to over 8,700 young people in 50 secondary schools nationally. In 2019 the project aims to increase the number of students and schools engaged, broaden its geographical reach and create an ambassadors course for graduates of the programme, amongst other educational developments. www.standupeducation.org
Gypsy And Traveller Empowerment Herts (GATE Herts) realised there was a need for Gypsies and Travellers to be able to report hate crimes online. We found that there were no separate crime figures for hatred directed at us and no way of specifically reporting online other than through True Vision – the police website. We had reports it was very difficult to navigate True Vision from many of our community memebrs.
To tackle this, the community hate crime reporting website Report Racism GRT was set up in August 2016. The service has been well used by the community, and awareness is growing. We employed a full-time Hate Crime Officer in February 2018. GATEHerts and Report racism Grt are run and led by community members for community members.
The Traveller Movement is a leading national charity promoting the inclusion of and community engagement with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The Traveller Movement’s mission is to develop a platform and voice for Travellers, working in solidarity with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities to achieve equality through self-determination and proactive participation in influencing and shaping policy. The Traveller Movement provides direct support and advocacy across a range of issues, including education, hate crime, discrimination and provides access to justice through early legal remedy. The Traveller Movement is also a leading charity in research and policy advocacy and works in partnership with community, voluntary and statutory organisations to bring about lasting social change for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
Carlisle Mencap is one of the 10 biggest Local Mencap groups in the UK. We provide support services and advice to people learning disability and their families across Cumbria – working with around 500 people with learning disability or family members each year. This year is our 50 anniversary and we have marked it with a number of events including a thanksgiving at Carlisle Cathedral and a visit be HRH the Countess of Wessex.
Our most high profile service – is the Independence Studio a group of disabled artists – who create artwork and film and campaign on topics important to them. The studio has created a number of films on important topics working with professional film makers. Topics have included sexual exploitation, the right to vote, and hate crime – this film ‘ take Control’ was sponsored by the Home Office. Other films have been sponsored by the Cumbria PCC and the Cabinet office. The films are made to a professional standard and have twice won awards in the mainstream – National Crime Beat awards. The group also lobby and campaign – they have lobbied at Westminster several times and recently have been taking a lead in the Treat Me Well campaign against the shocking number of avoidable deaths of people with learning disability within the NHS system.
Disability Law Service provides free legal advice to disabled people and their carers. Its aim is to challenge the poverty and inequality faced by those with disabilities by securing them access to justice and to their legal rights.
Breakthrough UK is a Manchester based disabled people’s organisation. We are led by disabled people, and we support other disabled people to work and live independently.
Breakthrough works to make positive changes at an individual, regional and national level. We provide disabled people with person centred support to develop their independence and gain access to training and employment. We are also a Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre. We provide a confidential, friendly and judgement-free space where people can talk through their experiences, report incidents, and get information on further support. We advise employers, policy makers and other organisations to understand and remove barriers that disadvantage disabled people.
Our aim is to bring about a society where disabled people can participate fully in all areas of life.
Mermaids is a charity that supports gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families, as well as seeking to educate wider society around the challenges they face. With limited knowledge and widespread ignorance around transgender children, hate and prejudice is commonplace and widespread. Mermaids wants to achieve a world where they will not be needed, as being trans will be viewed as part of being human. Unfortunately, there is still much to do.
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are two separate police forces working together in a strategic alliance. Warwickshire Police is the police force responsible for policing the county of Warwickshire and is divided into two local policing area’s, north Warwickshire and South Warwickshire. West Mercia Police is the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales and is divided into five local policing areas, these match the boundaries of the local authority areas of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
West Mercia Police is the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales and is divided into five local policing areas, these match the boundaries of the local authority areas of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
Hate has absolutely no place on the railway network, which is why British Transport Police is proud to partner with the No2H8 Crime Awards this year.
We work hard to make sure that everyone, irrespective of their background, feels welcome on the railways. Simply put; we won’t tolerate hate of any kind, so we don’t expect anyone else to either.
In partnering with the No2H8 Crime Awards, we’re pleased to be able to play a small part in recognising all of those upstanders who are making a difference in their communities every day; by challenging prejudice, hostility or hatred.
We Stand Together with the No2H8 Crime Awards, and all those individuals and organisations being recognised for their commitment and determination to put an end to hate.
Barnet Mencap is the leading voluntary organisation for people with learning disabilities and autism in the London Borough of Barnet. Barnet Mencap was established in 1965 and has provided advice, support and information to adults, children and their families for over fifty years. Services include autism advice and information, children’s services, leisure and learning activities, supported accommodation and outreach support, short breaks and volunteering opportunities.
Barnet Mencap is also a Hate Crime Reporting Centre and can offer victims or witnesses advice and support on the incident and help to report the crime to the Police. Barnet Mencap also helps refer victims to appropriate support groups.
Barnet Mencap has a designated Hate Crime Reporting Coordinator who can provide information on hate crime awareness and reporting. This includes training workshops for staff and family members/carers and awareness raising presentations for groups of Barnet residents, particularly those who may be at risk of experiencing hate crime.
Crowdfunder is the UK’s leading community crowdfunding platform, working with community groups, charities social enterprises and individuals to help them make great ideas happen.
Pride in London is passionate about equality and diversity. We are a volunteer-led group, working together to run the UK’s biggest, most diverse Pride.
We provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.
Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. We provide advice and support, we challenge discrimination and we campaign for a society that respects difference.
Changing Faces wants to see hate crimes that target appearance recognised and reported as disability hate crime. No one deserves to be targeted because of the way they look, and it’s time we break the cycle of hate in our society.
|Media Advisors for the No2H8 Crime Awards 2018|