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Advocacy for Victims of Hate Crime

The Hate Crime Advocacy & Empowerment Project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It is a 3 year partnership project which began in August 2014 with Race Equality First as the lead partner and South East Wales Regional Equality Council (SEWREC) as the delivery

The project covers 10 local authority areas of South East Wales: Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphillly, Gwent, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.

Hate Crime involves any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on personal characteristics including: Disability – Race – Religion – Sexual Orientation – Gender Identity

Further information

For further details please contact Gareth Hughes, the Project Co-ordinator, at gareth.hughes@raceequalityfirst.org.uk Or call Gareth on 029 2048 6207.

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Reported Race Hate Crimes in 2015 / 2016


Reported Religious Hate Crimes in 2015 / 2016

Reported Hate Crime in 2015 / 2016 (In England and Wales)

What is Discrimination and Hate Crime?

There are some specific difference between the case of discrimination and a hate crime.

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