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, transphobia
  • Islamophobia
  • Cultural awareness
  • LGBTQ rights
  • Human rights
  • The equalities Act 2010
  • And much more

Become a peer educator

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,
  4. Build the Peer Educators knowledge and confidence enough for them to then deliver sessions to their peers

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.


For more information please contact

Jackie Massie
Youth Development Officer


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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.