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Have you been discriminated against?

Advocacy for Victims of Hate Crime

Physical or verbal abuse because of a person’s Race, Religion, Disability, Sexuality or Sexual Orientation is a criminal offence.

 If you have been a victim of any of these issues or you have witnessed or experienced a hate incident, we can provide you with support, advice, advocacy and representation to achieve justice.

Our services cover 10 local authority areas of South East Wales: Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphillly, Gwent, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.

Hate Crime involves any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on personal characteristics including: Disability – Race – Religion – Sexual Orientation – Gender Identity
Further information

For help, advice or further information contact Gareth Hughes at gareth.hughes@raceequalityfirst.org.uk 

Or call Gareth on: 029 2048 6207.

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Race Hate Crimes reported in 2015 / 2016


Religious Hate Crimes reported in 2015 / 2016

Hate Crimes reported in 2015 / 2016 (In England and Wales)

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