MEMBERS of North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership (NWHIP) scooped an award for its crime awareness conference last year.
The NWHIP, which includes Redditch Borough Council, held a conference in October highlighting the devastating impact hate crime can have on people’s lives and promoted the view that ‘perceived differences’ should be celebrated.
Chair of the partnership, Nadia Rashid, took home the ‘Muslim in the Community Award’ at the British Muslim Awards, held in Bradford, for being the driving-mind behind the the conference.
“I am so proud that we won,” said Nadia, “The conference was a really positive and helped bring together different communities across North Worcestershire.
“It was a chance to celebrate perceived differences and break down the barriers associated with them, but also to offer support to local communities in reporting hate incidents so they don’t feel they have to suffer in silence.”
NWHIP aims to tackle all forms of hate crime and targeted harassment across North Worcestershire.
It’s made up of representatives from a number of statutory, voluntary and community organisations including Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove District Council, Wyre Forest District Council, Local Registered Social Landlords, West Mercia Police, West Mercia Probation Trust, Youth Offending Teams and Victim Support.