Saturday, February 18, 2012

Supporting Victims of Hate Crime in Barkingside & Hainault

Redbridge Equalities & Community Council has secured funding to do some work in Hainault and Barkingside involving the community in opposing hate crime. We will be seeking to re-establish our Community Witness & Support Team – volunteers who visit victims of hate crime to support them, take down reports of incidents, deter and witness things that happen. In our experience other perpetrators tend to focus on people that they feel are isolated. So regular visits have a deterrent effect.

We will also be leafleting in hotspots in that area asking for victims to come forward with a view to setting up a mutual support group so that victims can gain from solidarity with each other and also develop a collective voice with which to engage with the appropriate enforcement agencies. We will be glad of any assistance in leafleting also.

We also want to speak to community groups, residents groups and places of worship in that area.

If you would like to be part of our Community Witness & Support Team please email your details to David Landau.

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