Disability Partnership Calderdale have been asked to contribute to Calderdale’s efforts to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week, 10-17 October 2020.
Hate crime is on the increase and takes many forms. Disability is just one of the many reasons some people are singled out for acts of hate crime.
Sadly, the Coronavirus pandemic has created further opportunities for people who carry out acts of hate crime to share their unacceptable opinions and views. People with hidden disabilities and those who can’t wear masks for health reasons have been singled out for abuse on many occasions as the tensions caused by the impact of the virus on society come to the surface.
As part of our efforts to support Hate Crime Awareness Week, we’d like to hear your story, if you have been a victim of hate crime because of a disability and you live in Calderdale. We’d like to share your story, but will only do so with your permission.
You could include any of the following:
- details of what happened to you
- where it happened
- how it made you feel
- your advice to other victims of hate crime
- who was able to help you – police, bystanders, family, friends
- you can add your name and phone number if you are happy to speak to us.