Don't Hate Educate

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Don't Hate Educate

Don’t Hate Educate is a UKYP National Campaign 2016 to reduce racism and religious discrimination in our communities.

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Don’t Hate Educate Campaign Aim

Following over 95,000  young  people voting tackling racism and racial discrimination as a priority  issue; and Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) voting to make this the national campaign and the 2015 House of Commons Sitting, UK Youth Parliament will be working to reduce racism and religious discrimination in their communities.

Over  the  next  year,  UK  Youth  Parliament  will  campaign  to  challenge  negative  attitudes around  race  and  religion; work with others to educate their communities in order to tackle ignorance around race and religion; and promote integration in communities.

Campaign objectives

  1. Change discriminatory attitudes of young people towards race and religion
  2. Raise levels of understanding about different races and religions, communities and cultures
  3. Challenge negative images of race and religion on social media
  4. Promote diversity and inclusion within communities

Why is this important?

There  has been  an  increase  in  race  and  religion  related  hate  crimes  across  all  the Nations in the UK apart from Scotland; but young people agreed that 1 victim of this
type of hate crime is one too many.

Young people believed that negative images in the media and ignorance were the main causes of racism and religious discrimination in their communities.

They agreed that if these were not addressed it would cause further segregation in society; would allow  people  to  develop  and  hold  discriminatory  views;  cause  people
to  fear other groups that they may not understand and create tension in society.

How are we going to do it?

Through a range of national, local and social media actions, we will promote diversity and tackle racism and religious discrimination through informal education.

MYPs are encouraged to work with other elected representatives and young people to achieve the overall aim.