Glasgow's Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) kicks off today, 18 October and will run till 22 October 2021. This campaign encourages activity to educate and raise awareness of the harm and devastation hate crime causes, whilst encouraging victims and witnesses to speak out and report these incidents.
A hate crime is any crime motivated by prejudice or hate against a person on the basis of their race, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, transgender identity, or variations in sex characteristics.
Glasgow City Council is committed to working in partnership with an array of organisations to raise awareness of Hate Crime in the city by co-ordinating Glasgow Hate Crime Awareness Week.
A number of activities take place across the city to mark HCAW. Glasgow schools participated in a competition to come up with a slogan based on this year's theme - community cohesion. The aim of which was to encourage collaboration and creativity to promote an anti-discriminatory ethos in our school communities.
Furthermore, media apprentices from Glasgow Kelvin College participated in a multi-media project which involved the students researching hate crime and creating mixed-media content for council channels to support HCAW as part of their college course. This content will form part of a social media drive highlighting one of the key messages of this year's campaign - 'Glasgow is our city and it is no place for hate'. This will be published across the council's social media platforms throughout the week.
All of the above projects will be supported with advertisements on various radio stations; Capital Radio, Radio Awaz and Go Radio.
For further information on hate crime and how to report it, please click here.