Pledge that Tower Hamlets is no place for hate

Join more than 2800 people who have already pledged to stamp out hate crime in Tower Hamlets.

The council’s No Place for Hate campaign provides training to the community to help tackle hate crime, supports victims, raises awareness of the impact of discrimination and aids the prosecution of perpetrators.

It also calls on residents to pledge to do their bit.

A total of 2864 people and 142 organisations have already pledged to:

  • Do their best to combat prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate or ignorance, would hurt anyone or violate their dignity.
  • Try at all times to be aware of their own prejudices and seek to gain understanding of those who they perceive as being different from themselves.
  • Speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Reach out to support those who are targets of hate.
  • Think about specific ways their community can promote respect for all people and make Tower Hamlets No Place for Hate.

Now the council is calling on more people to commit to helping stamp out hate crime – pledging is quick, easy and free to do by visiting: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/npfh

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:

“Our strength of community spirit and diversity are some of our biggest strengths.

“I would urge everyone to sign up to our No Place for Hate pledge campaign and help stamp out all forms of prejudice.”

Cllr Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor for Community Safety and Equalities, said:

“By pledging support for the No Place for Hate campaign, residents are sending a clear message to perpetrators that hate crime will not be tolerated in Tower Hamlets.”

The No Place for Hate Forum and Hate Incidents Panel is a partnership forum which leads the campaign to tackle hate crime by providing support to victims, training people to be ‘champions’ in the community by raising awareness and working with organisations to ensure enforcement action.

Anyone who is the victim of, or witness to, hate crime should to report it immediately. You can call 999 for emergencies and 101 for non-emergencies.

The Council commission Victim Support to provide specialist emotional and practical support. Further details can be found on www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/hatecrime

Posted on Friday 8th June 2018