12 September 2011 Trailblazers' concerns on disability hate crime echoed in EHRC report

Today, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published their findings on disability hate crime in a report titled 'Hidden in plain sight'.

Their report reveals 'a systematic failure by authorities to recognise the extent and impact of harassment' and examines ten cases in detail where disabled people have died or been seriously injured. A series of key recommendations are included identifying ways in which improvements can be made.

The findings correspond with early indications coming out of our own Disability harassment and hate crime campaign. Members of the network are currently investigating hate crime across the UK with a particular focus on young disabled peoples experiences.

Anyone can fill out a survey sharing their own experiences, and download a survey to take to local hospices and day centres. By doing this, campaigners can reach out to some disabled people who may find it a challenge to get out and report.

To share concerns and to find out how to get involved please contact us

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