Hate Crime      and        Harassment 

Hate Crime incidents occur on the basis of one's abuse to another person for their personal aspects such as their race, age and sex most commonly. Hate Crimes are normally based upon the individuals background exposure to such behaviour through the means of physical acts of militancy and traumatic experiences where a person is persecuted for their appearance, inheritance or historic background.

 

Therefore resulting in a repeat of these actions later in their life due to the impressionable nature that a juvenile will innately implement into their future attitude to others around them. According to the GOV.UK website, Hate Crime reports of the particular forms that were perpetrated have been stated here below:

 In 2017/18, there were 94,098 hate crime offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, an increase of 17% compared with the previous year.
 

71,251 (76%) Race hate crimes;

11,638 (12%) Sexual orientation hate crimes;

8,336 (9%) Religious hate crimes;

7,226 (8%) Disability hate crimes;

1,651 (2%) Transgender hate crimes.

Due to hate crime's widespread motivation, this can ultimately have perpetual repercussions for both the offender and the victim of such criminal acts. Especially for UK bounds, which reflects racial hate crimes as the highest percentage from 2017 onwards.

 

It is the intention of the ECUK, to coerce people into judging other individuals in their community less upon their appearance and other personal traits, and rather cooperating together to reach common goals on a potentially wider scale. Only once everyone understands our defined message that equality will bring our community and the rest of society both diversity and sanctuary from the inequality we are fighting against.

The effects of harassment can be truly harmful to many of its victims, predominantly in work place situations or in its online strain of cyberbullying, alongside traditional bullying. Harassment can occur in both verbal and physical forms as well, and are taken care of with far more extreme countermeasures over the past decade of such occurrences.

 

For if any such erratic and offensive misconduct ever takes place, This can be reported by the victim or any witnesses of such actions, and further lead to lawful sanctions if the behaviour continues.

 

After the Equality Act of 2010, the behaviour of harassment has been deemed unlawful and potentially punishable if it is successfully flagged by the victims where provision can be put in place for the benefit of the organisation or community of where this activity is occurring.

 

 

Particularly for Harassment that occurs within a workplace environment, typically involving a male employee taking their management as advantage to exploit their other employees of both male and female via abusive physical and verbal misconduct that is frequently proclaimed by the victims as sexual offense or general overstep for the workplace codes of conduct.

Many statistics upon GOV.UK portray an immediate light to how common bullying and harassment reported within the UK, most frequently follow the antagonising behaviour of:

  • Spreading malicious rumours
  • Unfair treatment
  • Picking on or regularly undermining someone
  • Denying someone’s training or promotion Opportunities

Bullying and harassment can happen:

  • Face-to-face
  • By letter  By email  By phone

Malicious harassment, in many senses still remains one of the most widespread themes of abuse and has an intimate effect upon a younger group of people in particular, due to online sources becoming the most dominant platform for bullying and abusive behaviour to take place.

The ECUK attempts to battle against harassment cases via the means of offering victims of such abusive actions to express their personal experience and concerns with how such hostility has further lead to rather extortionate reactions such as suicide, self-harm and abandonment.

Whilst also reflecting their methods of how to counter-act against the many vitriolic and arrogant comments they receive from either internet or their offline counterparts.

This will assist younger people's understanding of the fact that this type of behaviour is not and should not be concurred with under any circumstances, and for them not to ever feel afraid of conspiring with what local councils such as the ECUK, have to offer to feel more comfortable within their community.

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