The ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ campaign was formally launched during the national Hate Crime Awareness Week in October 2016 with the twitter feed #ZeroTolerance2Hate. This followed the collation of ideas and concerns from a representative group of different minority communities which expressed feelings of disharmony and unrest after the Brexit result where a spike in hate crimes was reported. From the feedback gathered Devon and Cornwall police designed the brand and materials leading to the launch of the ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ campaign.
Organisations can pledge their support for the campaign which will send a powerful message to our communities promoting respect for all and the zero tolerance for any incidents of ‘hate’. Organisations who pledge their support will also be illustrating their desire to promote and adopt the principles behind Equality and Human Rights legislation.
Where a public sector organisation signs the pledge this will assist in fulfilling obligations under the Public Sector General Duty - Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 which protects people from discrimination and harassment.
In summary, those subject to the equality duty must have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other prohibited conduct.
- Advance equality of opportunity.
- Foster good relations between people.
To sign the pledge please visit the Sign the Pledge page and give your support to:
- Promote an equal society to uphold the rights of everyone and we will work to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and unfair treatment
- Foster good relations by promoting respect for each other and tackling prejudice
- Report any incidents of hate that are witnessed within our organisation / premises