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 were designed to directly deliver against the above-evidenced needs and seek to:
- Measure awareness of anti-LGBT hate crime among the general public;
- Identify the most effective campaign and outreach strategies;
- Raise 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;
- Share good practices in raising awareness and outreach to victims;
- Strengthen cross-border and multi-agency partnerships;
- Disseminate information about research results and other activities within the project.
Core activities of the project included:
- Publication of a research report about Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime in the European Union;
- launching the #louderthanhate social campaign that raised awareness about hate crimes;
- the organization of an international conference in Budapest to facilitate discussion and collaboration.
The project was be implemented in 10 European countries by a consortium of almost 50 partner organizations. Visit the project's website.
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).