Have you experienced hate crime? Your story can drive change. Here is how.

We need you to help stop hate crime

At Disability Equality Scotland, we are working with Police Scotland to improve the way the police and their partners respond to hate crime. But we can’t change without you.

People tell us that the single biggest factor in improving practice and changing attitudes is hearing directly from disabled people about their experiences.

So, we are looking for you to share your experiences in video format so your story can drive change across Scotland.

Someone may have called you names on the bus or treated you badly in the street simply because you are disabled. Hate crime against disabled people in Scotland has been rising every year and we shouldn’t have to put up with it. Things need to change. You can be part of that change.

We know it can be hard to talk about incidents, so we are here to help. Filming can be on your phone from the safety and comfort of your home or in our office in Glasgow in a supportive and welcoming environment.

To share your story by phone simply film on your phone and email the file to Hatecrimecharter@disabilityequality.scot or email the same address to arrange to drop in to our offices for filming. You can also call our office on 0141 370 0968.

Tips for filming

  • Where did this happen? A bus, school or street?
  • How did it make you feel? Sad, scared, angry or something else?
  • Try and film in a bright room without much background noise
  • Keep it short. The most powerful messages will be under 60 seconds long