Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes
From November 2016 to November 2018, Háttér Társaság in collaboration with the Universities of Brescia (Italy) and Girona (Spain), Lambda Warsaw (Poland), Çavaria (Belgium), Bilitis (Bulgaria), GLAS (Bulgaria), Zagreb Pride (Croatia), Praksis – Greece (Greece), Colour Youth (Greece), az LGL (Lithuania), a GES (Spain) és a Galop (United Kingdom) has implemented the "Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes" project.
The aims of the project was to:
- increase the number of organizations where victims can report attacks on them;
- expand targeted victim support services available to victims of hate crime;
- increase the sensitivity of public bodies to LGBTQI victims;
- strengthen cooperation between state and non-governmental organizations;
- draw the attention of (potential) victims and society to this phenomenon.
The following activities were carried out within the project:
- interview and questionnaire research with personnel from civil and state reporting centers and victim support organizations;
- developing guidelines for police and victim support services;
- providing training for the staff of civil and state reporting centers and victim support organizations;
- compiling an information package for victims;
- continuing an awareness-raising campaign among (potential) victims.
The project was supported by the European Commission's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program with EUR 55,620 and the Open Society Foundations with HUF 1,628e.