Young people from Brynmawr have launched Hate Crime Awareness Week with their very own radio show.
The one hour show, broadcast on community radio BGfm, saw a group of six young people from Brynfarm and Coed Cae play songs and talk about their understanding and experiences of hate crime.
Speaking after the broadcast, BGfm manager Steve Bower said, “I was delighted to support this activity.
“Hate crime is a very hurtful and unnecessary crime. It can and does reduce a person to feel as if they have a problem existing in society, when in actual fact, it is the perpetrator who has the real problem.”
National Hate Crime Awareness Week is a national campaign which raises awareness of hate crime, remembers those we have lost, supports those who need our ongoing support and encourages services to work with key partners & communities to tackle local hate crime issues.
Showing his support for the campaign, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Jeff Cuthbert said “My office and I fully support his year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) and its message that there is ‘No Place for Hate in the UK’.
“As Police and Crime and Commissioner, I want Gwent to be a place where people can live, work and contribute to our communities without living in constant fear of experiencing hatred of any kind.
“However, should someone become a victim of hate crime in Gwent, we have the mechanisms in place to support them. This could be via our specially trained Hate Crime Support officers or partners in Connect Gwent, our multi-agency victim’s hub.”
If you would like more information on the support available, please visit www.bit.ly/GPHateCrime.