Young People Against Hate

Young People Against Hate

Project Information:

Young People Against Hate (YPAH) brings young people in Edinburgh together to raise awareness about the hate crime in their community and encourage others within the community to do more to tackle problems such as racism, homophobia and islamophobia. Our aim is provide the tools and develop the skills for young people to be able to challenge discrimination and become peer educators.

The Young People Against Hate project delivers free interactive workshops for young people between the age of 16-24, on topics such as:

  • Racism
  • Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia
  • Islamophobia
  • Cultural awareness
  • Immigration myth busting

Please click for the Hate Crime Scotland Statistics 2013-2016.
Project Coordinator:

For more information regarding the project please contact our Youth Development Officer, Nick Greener at ngreener@elrec.org.uk

Below is a video created by our YPAH volunteers and developed by Fixers UK on Hate Crime and Third Party Reporting.

Latest research

Confronting violence against woman as a hate crime – outlining the debate

We are currently working towards the LGBT Charter of Rights silver award. For more information please click the image below.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Peer education revolves around learning and sharing new information from people who share similar social backgrounds, age range and life experience. We know that young people learn more effectively from their peers. We are always looking for new volunteers to help with research and take workshops.

Volunteering

This is an opportunity for young people, who are interested in equality. Our goals:

1. Peer Educators will gain new skills and confidence
2. Peer Educators are better informed about discrimination and hate crime
3. Peer Educators will be given the tools and materials to address issues of discrimination and hate crime