UNITE AGAINST HATE is a multi-agency campaign initiated by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister, Equality Commission, Community Relations Council, Northern Ireland Office Community Safety Unit (now Department of Justice) and Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Hate crime is violent, wrong and will not be tolerated. There is no room in Northern Ireland for this. The overwhelming majority of people, who utterly condemn acts of hate crime, have a substantial stake and a powerful role in eliminating the behaviour of the tiny minority who carry them out.
The campaign will promote leadership, optimism and hope and offer a practical channel to encourage, empower and support people to express their opposition to hate crime. We all want:
“A society which is at ease with itself and where everyone shares in and enjoys the benefits of the unprecedented opportunities that this new era offers.”