National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 is underway and at RADAR we are marking this event with the launch of our brand new Diverse Communities educational tour. Hate Crime is extremely prevalent right now with latest figures showing that eight Hate Crimes are reported every day in Northern Ireland. This is any crime that the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity. It may sound a bit complicated but really it just means targeting someone because of disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. With Hate Crime becoming a growing problem, the law is evolving in response and the courts can, and do, give stronger prison sentences to anyone convicted of this type of crime.
12 Oct 2016Leave a comment →