Our new national project "Confronting Covid-related Hate: Standing with Britain's Chinese, East and Southeast Asian Communities was formally launch in England on 7 December.
This project has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery and the London Community Response Fund. We are working in partnership with charities Protection Approaches and Newham Chinese Association to provide free training to 21 community centres across England to urgently upskill their staff and volunteers on raising awareness on Covid-related hate incidents/crime and supporting victims and witnesses. At the end of the six-month project, we will hold a national conference to share best practice and discuss next steps.
This is the first time that 21 British Chinese, East and Southeast Asian community centres have combined forces to tackle a a common subject in such a robust way. We are pleased to have successfully initiated and built a virtual network that has brought together 9 London-based community organisations and 12 organisations from the rest of England to address the issue of hate crime that has affected our community for many decades. More work will be undertaken to expand the network in Spring 2021.
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