Call It Hate
The project “Call It Hate: Raising Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime - CIH” lasted for 24 months (from January 2018 to December 2019). Its aim was to raise awareness of anti-LGBT hate crime among the general public and within the LGBT communities, emphasize the need to report, and empower victims. As such, the project addressed a common need within the European Union to inform and empower targeted communities and prevent secondary victimisation of victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.
Specific objectives of the project:
- measure awareness of anti-LGBT hate crime among the general public;
- identify the most effective campaign and outreach strategies;
- eaise awareness of anti-LGBT hate crime among general public;
- improve access to justice, empower victims of anti-LGBT hate crime and encourage them to report;
- ahare good practices in raising awareness and outreach to victims;
- atrengthen cross-border and multi-agency partnerships;
- sisseminate information about research results and other activities within the project.
As part of the project we:
- conducted representative public opinion polls in 10 EU countries, and published the results in the volume Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime in the European Union;
- launched a social campaign #louderthanhate to raise awareness about hate crimes;
- organized an international conference in Budapest to facilitate discussion and collaboration.
The implementation of the project was co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) of the European Commission (grant agreement JUST-REC-DISC-AG-2016-04-764731).