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CNWL pledges support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

11 October 2017

National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) 2017 will take place from 14-21 October 2017.

A hate crime is any crime motivated by prejudice towards somebody’s disability, sexual orientation, religion, race or any other characteristic.

A hate crime can take many forms, both physical such as violence towards an individual and damage to their property, or verbal abuse. 

NHCAW is an opportunity to raise awareness and encourage people to report hate crime and also speak up if they have been a victim of hate crime. Reporting hate crime is important for our society; if we don’t report a hate crime, in terms of statistics, it doesn't exist. If hate crime doesn't exist then no resources will be devoted to tackling it – this is why it is so important that people feel they can and should report hate crime.

CNWL is pledging their support for NHCAW 2017 by signing up to the thunderclap that will be taking place on 14 October 2017 at 4pm.

A thunderclap is when a number of people post a message on social media at the same time so it reaches more people. For this thunderclap, you can customise the message when you sign up if you want to. Once you sign up, your message will be posted automatically on 14 October at 4pm.

The more people that sign up, the louder and far reaching the message. Sign up to the NHCAW 2017 thunderclap here.

Find out more about #NHCAW on the NHCAW website or follow the campaign on Twitter @NationalHCAW