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Cambridge diversity forum CHESS

  1. 1. CHESS (Cambridgeshire Human Rights and Equality Support Service) a project of Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Tony Lindsay CHESS Project Manager 18th November 2013
  2. 2. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum • • • • • • CECF at a glance Established in 1991 by local BME communities Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee 3 members of staff 20 volunteers 8 trustees AQS Quality Mark for Welfare benefits casework and General advice
  3. 3. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum CHESS (Cambridgeshire Human Rights and Equality Support Service) A free advocacy, support, guidance and casework service supporting those who have been discriminated, harassed or victimised.
  4. 4. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum • • • • • A journey – Magna Carta 1215 English Bill of Rights - 1689 Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 1948 European Convention of Human Rights – 1950 International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination – 1965 • Legacy commissions – race, disability, equal opportunities • Equality and Human Rights Commission 2007
  5. 5. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Hate Crime – what is it Definition of hate crime The Association of Chief Police Officers distinguishes between a hate incident and a hate crime. A hate incident is: “Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.”
  6. 6. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Whilst a hate crime is defined specifically as: “Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.”
  7. 7. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s: •disability •race or ethnicity •religion or belief •sexual orientation •transgender identity
  8. 8. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum This can be committed against a person or property. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
  9. 9. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Hate crime in Cambridgeshire (2011) Race – 338 (88.7% - UK 81.9) Faith – 10 (2.6% - UK 3.7) Sexual orientation – 26 (6.8% - UK 9.7%) Transgender – 1 (1.6% - UK 4%) Disability – 6 (0.3% - UK 0.7%) 381 in total
  10. 10. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Areas of Activity • Equalities • Community Cohesion • Anti-discrimination • Community group development
  11. 11. Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum Contacts Tony Lindsay tonylindsay@cecf.co.uk chessenquiries@cecf.co.uk Cambridgeshire Human Rights and Equality Support Service The Courtyard, 21b, Sturton Street Cambridge CB1 2SN Tel.: 01223 462615 Website: www.cecf.co.uk/chess

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