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Understanding & Identifying Disability Hate Crime

While not considered as hate crime in many countries, anti-disability hate continues to impact individuals and communities.

For whom?

By offering unique insights into ant-disability specific hate crime and to the communities impacted by it, this course represents a key tool for civil society organisations and law enforcement who want to build their monitoring and recording capacities, as well as for individual activists who want to deepen their knowledge of disability hate crime and its impact on victims and society.

About this course

This online course offers a dynamic insight into understanding and identifying disability hate crime, combining exhaustive theory and challenging exercises to present a victim centered approach to this specific type of hate crime. The course presents an extensive overview of the most common anti-disability bias indicators and challenge participants to build a list of indicators for their national/local context. It provides a thorough and challenging presentation of the many and multifaceted disabled communities, and how they can be affected by prejudice and hate crimes.

The course is suitable for all and ideal for police officers and members of civil society organizations who would like to:

  • recognize the signs of prejudice, hostility and bias that drive disability hate crime;
  • understand the impact of disability hate crime on victims, disabled communities and the society;
  • identify and articulate potential bias indicators to unmask disability hate crime;
  • learn more about how to reach out to victims, their communities and offer support;
  • learn which key questions to ask when interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects, to effectively unmask evidence of bias motivation.

At the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Recognize and explain the nature and impact of disability hate crime
  • Identify and enumerate potential bias indicators
  • Assess victims needs and be able to signpost available support mechanism
  • Explore the complexity and diversities of the groups who face disability hate crime
  • Consider strategies that encourage victims’ confidence in reporting