Stand Up and Speak Out

Wednesday, 07 February 2024

Reporting Hate Crime in Our Communities

MSV is an approved Hate Crime Reporting Centre

Anyone can report a hate crime 24 hours a day by:

If a crime is happening or someone is in immediate danger, call 999.

Taking Action Together for GM Hate Crime Awareness Week 2024

This week marks Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week, a time to stand together and say no to intolerance and discrimination.  

Why It Matters:

Hate crime can take many forms, targeting individuals based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected characteristics. It can range from verbal abuse and threats to physical violence and property damage, leaving lasting scars on survivors and eroding the fabric of our communities.

Taking Action:

This week serves as a powerful reminder that everyone has a role to play in combating hate. Here's how you can get involved:

  • Report hate crime: If you experience or witness hate crime, report it promptly. 
  • Educate yourself: Learn more about different forms of hate crime and how to identify them.
  • Challenge prejudice: Speak out against hate speech and discriminatory behavior, whether online or in person. 
  • Support victims: Lend an ear to those who have experienced hate crime and offer your support. 

Making a Difference:

By reporting hate crime, raising awareness, and challenging prejudice, we can create a safer and more inclusive environment for everyone. Choose to stand up and speak out against hate.