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  • Hate Hurts - Help put a stop to it today!

    Hate Hurts - Help put a stop to it today!

    We’re supporting International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination. You can help stamp out hate, spread the word and join the Thunderclap today by using #HateHurtsSY

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  • “I’m With Sam” - Experiences of Hate Crime

    “I’m With Sam” - Experiences of Hate Crime

    This campaign shares the message that autism and learning disability hate crime is unacceptable, and that something can be done. Are you with Sam?

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  • Let’s Stop Disability Hate Crime

    Early September saw a joint Hate Crime event hosted by the Disability Hub and the Religion and Belief Hub as part of ongoing activities by the Equality Hub Network. Disability Sheffield volunteer and activist Deborah Sunday puts together some background to Hate Crime in the UK.
    Everyone deserves respect, yet here in Sheffield people still face physical, verbal and other forms of attacks daily at home and in public due to their personal characteristic such as age; race; religion; sexual orientation; transgender and/or disability. In 2007, the UK criminal justice system defined Hate Crime as: “any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic”. Sadly human rights rules, the Criminal Justice Act and the Equality Act 2010, have not stopped hate crime in the UK. A disability hate incidence can be a one-off incidence in public places such as hospitals and transport. It can also be continuous intimidations and harassments from caregivers; neighbours; local youths; friends and families; work places and classmates to mention a few.

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  • In Rio, as in Britain, Disability Rights are Under Attack Again

    With the Paralympics due to start on 7 September, Paralympians and disabled people face “a grimly familiar cycle of cuts and contempt, as the clock turns back on compassion”, claims political journalist Jackie Ashley.

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  • Disabled Community in Britain Respond to Hate Crime Killings in Japan

    Following the disability hate crime killing in Japan last month, there has been a united response from deaf and disabled campaigners and organisations from around the UK. Horrified by the mass killing of disabled people in Sagamihara, representatives have drafted a joint open letter in their memory.

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  • Campaigners Call Government's Hate Crime Action Plan an 'Unforgivable' Failure

    Campaigners have attacked the government’s new hate crime action plan for its ‘totally disrespectful’ failure to address problems around disability-related hostility.

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  • Hate and Mate Crime Information Day

    Come along to Sheffield Moor Market on 11 August from 10am to 4pm to meet our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices , discuss our Hate and Mate Crime video, and find out about the Safe Places Scheme.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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