About the campaign
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of hate crime and the harm it does to members and their families.
Many of our members have experienced hate crime either at work or in their communities, with LGBT and Black members being at particular risk.
You can also be a victim of hate crime if the perpetrator thinks you have one of these characteristics, even if you don’t. So for instance you could be attacked because someone thinks you are gay or Muslim or transgender even if you are not. This means anyone can experience hate crime.
Hate crime is a growing problem with the Home Office statistics and several charities warning of a rise in the number of incidents in the last five years across the UK.
Together we can end hate crime.
Hate crime is a criminal offence
This is how the Crown Prosecution Service define it:
“The term 'hate crime' means any criminal behaviour where the perpetrator (the person carrying out the crime) is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. These aspects of a person's identity are known as 'protected characteristics'. It can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property.”
Notes to my teenage self
What advice would you give to your younger self if you could meet them now you’re a bit older and wiser? The BBC recently asked this question to Sir Lenny Henry and a number of other performers and broadcasters, all of whom have experienced racism.
In a series of short clips, they share their stories. There is also advice on what you can do to take care of your mental health if you're affected by prejudice or racism.
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Trade unions work to unite us, not divide us
This TUC video shows the importance standing up for each other.