Mahdlo stands up to Hate Crime
Date published: 15 October 2020
The Mahdlo Youth Zone in Oldham
The team at Mahdlo Youth Zone are encouraging all young people who have experienced Hate Crime to come forward and report it.
It comes as this week marks National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
As one of Oldham’s many year round Hate Crime reporting centre’s, the team are on hand to listen and support young people through the reporting process.
Hate Crime is an act of violence, hostility, physical or verbal abuse that is motivate by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or other grounds.
Over the past 5 years the team have worked with young people to develop various projects that aim to address issues surrounding Hate Crime Working in partnership with Oldham Council the young Hate Crime Ambassadors group visited local schools, community centres and the Houses of Parliament to raise awareness and share their own personal experiences of Hate Crime, encouraging others to come forward to report all instances of Hate.
Sue Palfrey, District Zone Manager said:
“Over the last few months the district team have continued to deliver youth work activities across the borough.
"The comments made to the team in recent months have had a more negative undertone, with people looking for someone/a community/a culture to ‘blame’ for the local restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"The team have been proactive in changing the narrative, providing information facts and reassurance to reduce the possibility of comments /questions escalating in to hate crimes."
Young People can call the team on 0161 624 0111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Egerton Street centre for support.
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