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  • Bouncing Hate Crime

    Bouncing Hate Crime

    The Youth Voice and Influence Service, Community Youth Services, Sheffield City Council and My Pockets have joined forces to create an animation about Hate Crime. They wanted to make something that stepped away from being negative or frightening. What could be further from hate than a bouncy ball?

  • Hate Crime Awareness

    Hate Crime Awareness

    Sheffield Voices is proud to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Hate Crime Partnership to help people with a learning disability understand what ‘mate crime’ and ‘hate crime’ is. Come say hello at our stall in the Moor Market on 13th October from 10-4pm during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

  • Participants Wanted For BBC2 Hate Crime Documentary

    Participants Wanted For BBC2 Hate Crime Documentary

    A planned BBC2 documentary on hate crime is looking for disabled people who have been the target of it to recount their experiences on camera. The forthcoming programme -made by a disabled filmmaker – also intends to cover the current COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it is having on disabled people.

  • Participants Needed for Documentary on Disability Hate Crime

    Participants Needed for Documentary on Disability Hate Crime

    Disabled film maker Richard Butchins is looking for strong case studies of people who would be willing to talk on camera about their personal experiences around Hate Crime.

  • Hate Crime – Moor Markets, 17th – 21st October

    To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017, there will be a stall in Moor Markets from Tuesday 17 October to Saturday 21 October. Run by Sheffield Safe Places, Disability Sheffield and Sheffield Voices, it will be a chance for people to draw attention to the issue and to interact through art.

  • 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

  • “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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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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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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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