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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 will take place from 14 to 21 October. Events will be taking place across Lancashire to mark the week, tackle hate crime and to challenge behaviours that allow hateful acts to take place.

Programme of events

You can support Hate Crime Awareness Week by attending one or more of the scheduled events and by sharing the information with as many people as you can. Download the programme of events.

Take the pledge

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week we will once again ask Lancashire residents to take the Commissioner’s pledge to say ‘No’ to hate in Lancashire. You can make your pledge below and get more people to sign up by sharing this page as widely as possible.

#SayNoToHate in Lancashire

I pledge not to take part in, encourage, condone or ignore hate or hate crimes in our communities based on a person's race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

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Have you been affected by hate crime?

Any crime or incident which you believe is happening because of race, ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability is a hate crime. You could also be a victim of hate crime if you believe you are being targeted because the offender perceives you to be different in some way.

Any experience of hate crime may leave you feeling angry, alone, stressed, depressed or frightened. You don’t have to deal with this on your own, Lancashire Victim Services are here to support you whenever you need our help. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t sure whether an incident amounts to a crime or if you haven’t reported it to the police. We are here – to talk, to listen, for advice, for help.

All of our services are free and confidential. For more information head to the website here.

Other services are available to report hate incidents and crimes to third parties please click on the links below for more information on what’s available.

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