LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey

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Publishing Year: 
2018
Language: 
ENGLISH
Country: 
International
Croatia

COUNTERING UNDERREPORTING AND SUPPORTING VICTIMS OF ANTI-LGBT HATE CRIME - GOOD PRACTICES REPORT

Resource Type: 
Report

This report presents 41 good practices on combating underreporting and supporting victims of anti-LGBT hate crime that were selected from nine European countries participating in the project “Come Forward”.

As one of the project activities, partner organizations have conducted a research on the existing systems for reporting anti-LGBT hate crime and victim support services. One of the goals of the research was to identify good practices on combating underreporting and supporting victims of anti-LGBT hate crime in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom. This report presents the result of the efforts to identify good practices and, with that, provide useful suggestions on how to further improve the capacities of official authorities and NGOs for tackling anti-LGBT crime. Each practice is accompanied with a short description, information about the organization or institution responsible for its implementation and the country where the particular practice is established. The selected 41 practices are divided in the following areas: 1) training of official authorities; 2) specialized police units; 3) creating official documents for tackling anti-LGBT hate crime; 4) hate crime reporting systems; 5) victim support services; 6) working with high school students; 7) collaboration of various authorities and NGOs in combating hate crime and 8) advancing legal protection of LGBT people. A certain number of the selected practices are not specifically targeted to the LGBT community. However, they represent a positive practice that could be adjusted to better respond to the needs of victims of anti-LGBT hate crime.

 


 

Disclaimer: 

This report has been produced with the financial assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The content of this report is the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of either the USAID, the United States Government, or other agencies mentioned in this report.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.


 

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