Love Not Hate – no place for Disability Hate Crime

Share our campaign during National Hate Crime Awareness Week, 12 – 19 October 2019

We all deserve to live in a fair society where we have opportunities to love and work and play.
We would not dream of hurting someone. But 1 in 5 Disabled people report they have experienced hostile or threatening behaviour, often every day. Most Disabled people do not report to police for fear of not being believed and because it happens so often.
None of us want to live in a community like this.
We want to live in a community full of tolerance and respect, where everyone is free to be themselves.
Help us to make this happen.

What you can do

If you are one of our DDPO (Deaf and Disabled People Organisation) Members, you will have received a press pack to support with your National Hate Crime Awareness Week. If you haven’t received one, you can download it here:

Share our campaign on social media

Here are some tweet-sized messages:

“Spreading #LoveNotHate during #NationalHCAW We want to live in a community full of tolerance and respect, where everyone is free to be themselves #DisabledPeopleLoveWorkPlay https://tinyurl.com/y2j7r8sa

“We would not dream of hurting someone. But 1 in 5 Disabled people report they have either experienced hostile or threatening behaviour, often every day. None of us want to live in a community like this #LoveNotHate #DisabledPeopleLoveWorkPlay https://tinyurl.com/y2j7r8sa

“Spreading #LoveNotHate during #NationalHCAW We all deserve to live in a fair society where we have opportunities to love and work and play. #DisabledPeopleLoveWorkPlay https://tinyurl.com/y2j7r8sa

 

Here are some tweet-sized images:

 

 

 

Attend an event

Map of events happening during National Hate Crime Awareness Week: https://nationalhcaw.uk/plan-your-nationalhcaw#182c62bb-1f2e-449b-8ca7-504f680a9346

 

Challenge your ideas about Disability

https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/disability-in-london/social-model/the-social-model-of-disability-and-the-cultural-model-of-deafness/

 

Support your local DDPO

Link to directory of DDPOs offering hate crime support:  https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/directory/services/disability-hate-crime-support/

 

And if you can only do one thing, be kind!

Further resources:

National Hate Crime Awareness Week Website – https://nationalhcaw.uk/

If you or someone you know has been affected by Hate Crime, you can find out how to get support here: How to report a Disability Hate Crime

 

(Main Photo credit: Taken by Ellen Clifford during Global Disability Summit 2018, Mary Ellen, Disabled Activist and Artist #MessageInANappy #MakingTheInvisibleVisible)