An extraordinary meeting hosted by HEAR and Inclusion London to share evidence with the Law Commission for their review on hate crime.
Our members think you should be treated equally if a perpetrator targets you because they think you are Disabled, intersex, Deaf, a woman, trans, have mental health needs or a facial or visible difference. At the moment the laws are confusing, unclear and not equal. The law also does not fully protect people who are targeted because of their intersectional identity for example Muslim and Disabled women.
Our members have told us that they want #ParityAndClarity in hate crime law.
13.00 – FREE networking lunch
13.30 – Introductions
14.00–15.30 – Hate Crime experienced by Disabled people
Discussion and working groups. Suggested topics include gaps in current disability hate crime law, Disabled communities currently covered but rarely protected, how to embed advocacy and ‘victims first’ to overcome ‘poor witnesses’ prejudice and why parity and clarity is important.
15.30-16.00 – BREAK and biscuits
16.00–17.30 – Hate crime and targeted abuse experienced by women, trans and intersex people
Should misogyny be hate crime? How can the law better protect people targeted because of perpetrators’ perceptions of gender and sex? What good practice and good laws from domestic violence and gendered abuse work could work for other communities?
17.30-18.00 – Any other business
Inclusion and HEAR are directed by our members as you know best what is needed so tell us what topics you want to discuss. Contact Mhairi McGhee HEAR Policy & Campaigns Officer at HEARcampaigns@recap.org.uk with your topics. Places are limited.
BSL interpreters and a palantypist are booked, the room is on the second floor with lift access. Parking is limited please see and contact Voluntary Action Islington on 020 7832 5800 for more details.