Hate crime research project invited to give evidence to Welsh Government Committee
27 October 2011
The All Wales Hate Crime Research Project is a Big Lottery funded partnership between Cardiff University, Race Equality First and the Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Equality and Human Rights Network. The Project incorporates groundbreaking research which focuses on hate crime and hate-related incidents (that are believed to be motivated by hostility or prejudice) across seven equality strands:
- race and ethnicity
- religion and belief;
- sexual orientation,
- transgender /gender identity.
Dr Matthew Williams, Principal Investigator said, “currently data pertaining to hate crime in Wales is limited in its capacity to identify the extent of the problem. This project broadens the focus beyond the equality categories recognised by the Home Office to provide a more comprehensive picture of hate crime in Wales and the impact it has upon all victims”. The research prioritises gathering information on both criminal acts and low level, persistent incidents such as harassment, name calling, ridicule, being ignored and being treated with impatience, intolerance or frustration because of a person's identity. The findings will be used to improve support for victims and help national and local agencies to develop evidence-based policy and practice to combat hate crime in Wales.
For more information on the research, please contact:
Dr Jasmin Tregidga (Research Associate)
Tel: 029 2087 5093
To complete the survey (which is open to both victims and non-victims) please go to http://www.waleshatecrimeresearch.com/.