We are proud to support the Traveller Movement with the #OperationReportHate campaign.
With support from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, #OperationReportHate aims to raise awareness of hate crimes against the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities and the need to report them.
Since the EU referendum result the number of reported hate crimes has risen sharply; Gypsies, Travellers and Roma have experienced increased attacks across the country but are still not reporting the crimes to police.
The campaign action page is now live. The campaign page includes generic information on hate crimes and also, importantly, information on how to report hate crime.
Social media: Start taking photos with the #OperationReportHate posters and sharing them on social media. We’ve put an example below. Don’t forget to use the #OperationReportHate hashtag and tag @GypsyTravellerM and @Rene_Cassin to get the campaign message out there.
The posters can be downloaded here. A tweet could be something like:
Write to your MP (parliamentary contacts): Traveller Movement have also created some useful resources for you and any of your supporters/networks to use. As part of the campaign, they are encouraging people to write to their MP, asking them to support #OperationReportHate. You can find a suggested email here.
René Cassin’s response to the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into hate crime and its violent consequences has been submitted, and is available on our website.