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Hate Crime Awareness 2014

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:07pm -- Anonymous (not verified)


Have you checked the National Hate Crime Events Listing on the Stop Hate UK website to see what is going on in your area? click here to do so.

Every Local Authority has a statutory duty to have a Crime Reduction Strategy in place, drafted in consultation with other local authorities, the police and local communities to tackle crime in their areas and this should how they plan to eliminate hate crime.


Protect children from bullying at school

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:07pm -- Anonymous (not verified)


Bullying at School 

We want all children and young people in Brighton & Hove to feel safe and supported at school. Brighton & Hove schools work hard to prevent and respond to bullying, but bullying does occur and children and young people often need the support of adults to resolve it.

For information on bullying and what you can do about it, see our 'Safe from bullying' leaflet (PDF 261kb).

The World's a Disco

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 1:37pm -- Anonymous (not verified)



Pride 2014

It’s Pride in Brighton & Hove this weekend. The Pride Parade takes place on Saturday 2 August, starting at 11am at Marine Parade. The theme this year is ‘the world’s a disco’, and over 160,000 participants and spectators are expected. If you’re going to be there, make sure you look out for our wonderful LGBT Workers’ Forum float. You can view the parade’s route here.

Trans* Pride - 25th - 27th July 2014

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:06am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Our city's second Trans* Pride

After the success of the first Trans* Pride in the city last year, we are happy to announce that we are supporting Trans* Pride again this year. It takes place over the last weekend this month – 25 to 27 July, and there will be a parade up St James Street for the first time this year followed by events in New Steine Gardens. We are still the first city to host a Trans* Pride event.

Interagency Forum: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:43pm -- james.rowlands

Up to 6,500 girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK each year. More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is concentrated. Join us to raise awareness of FGM, understand the risk indicators behind it, and promote the help & support available. This is an opportunity to discuss practice in Brighton & Hove, and put questions to a panel including representatives from the NHS, Education Services, Partnership Community Safety Team, BME Peer Education Project & Sussex Police.

Rise for Justice on 14th February

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 1:47pm -- james.rowlands

You’re invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a difference!  One Billion Rising (OBR) is a global campaign that brings people together to speak out against the shocking scale of violence against women: one in three women will be raped or beaten in her life time. Last year one billion people around the world took part, including a flash mob in Brighton that was hailed the biggest OBR event in the south of England.

LGBT History Month - February 2014

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 12:16pm -- Anonymous (not verified)


February 2014 at Jubilee Library, Brighton.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.  This year, at the Jubilee Library we are holding several events throughout the course of the month - details include:

Hate Crime Survey

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 4:31pm -- Anonymous (not verified)


Welcome to the Sussex Hate Crime Project, co-ordinated by the University of Sussex School of Psychology


Hate crimes are a particular concern to the coherence of Britain’s multicultural society.  These crimes not only threaten the personal safety and security for those directly victimised, these crimes are also likely to indirectly impact on other individuals in the victim’s identity group by increasing feelings of fear, anger, and isolation throughout the group.


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