Don't Hate Educate
Don’t Hate Educate is a UKYP National Campaign 2016 to reduce racism and religious discrimination in our communities.
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.
- Change discriminatory attitudes of young people towards race and religion
- Raise levels of understanding about different races and religions, communities and cultures
- Challenge negative images of race and religion on social media
- 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.