Hate Hurts Wales: Let’s stand up to hate crime together #hatehurtswales

Published: 1 June 2021

Welsh Government is launching Hate Hurts Wales, a campaign to help raise awareness and understanding of hate crime and encourage people to report it.

The campaign has been developed with input from stakeholders and real experiences of prosecuted hate crime to show the harmful impact that hate crime has on individuals and our wider society.

What is a hate crime?
A hate crime is any criminal behaviour which appears to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice, or includes words or behaviour that show hostility, based on a person’s perceived:

  • race;
  • religion;
  • sexual orientation;
  • transgender identity;
  • disability.

A hate crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property. The perpetrator could be someone unknown to you, or they could be a friend.

Hate crime can take place both in person and online. Read more here

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