Nottingham takes a stand against hate

Nottingham leaders united to take a stand against hate crime at a special event on Monday 15th October. Timed to coincide with the start of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018, the event emphasised the partnership approach being taken to tackle hate crime. The ‘No to Hate’ event was organised to reaffirm the partnership’s commitment to tackling prejudice and hatred in all forms, and to send a clear message that there is ‘no place for hate’ in Nottingham.


Kate Meynell, Assistant Chief Constable at Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Nobody should be made to feel afraid, intimidated or threatened because of who they are. Nottinghamshire Police will not tolerate hate crime of any kind and we will treat any report extremely seriously. I’m proud to be here today to reiterate the message that Nottinghamshire is no place for hate.”

No Place For Hate’ Summit On Friday 19th October, 11am – 1pm, a ‘No Place For Hate’ Summit will be hosted by One Nottingham and Nottingham Citizens at the Royal Concert Hall. The summit will highlight the valuable and innovative work taking place in Nottingham to tackle prejudice, and is aimed at helping organisations, businesses, schools and other institutions to explore how they can play a role in tackling prejudice and hate.

There will be an opportunity to hear from those affected by hate, as well as from those making valuable contributions to tackle it including Nottingham Women’s Centre.

Tickets are available at

What is advocacy?

Please read this guest post from Sonia Burns, Independent Advocate at POhWER, who will be running a Women’s Self Advocacy Workshop, here at Nottingham Women’s Centre on Tue, the 23rd October.


What is advocacy?

Advocacy is speaking up, for yourself and others.

In this short workshop, delivered by two female Independent Advocates from the advocacy charity POhWER, we will look at self advocacy or speaking up for yourself.

We will learn about some of the tools or skills you might need to do this and look at the situations where you might find yourself using advocacy skills.

We will relate this to the history of women’s rights and look at when women have used advocacy skills to make a difference to their lives and empower themselves and their peers.

You might not be familiar with the word but I’m pretty confident you will have used ‘self advocacy’ skills at some point or advocated on behalf of friends and family.

Come and learn a bit more about a useful and transferable skill.

After the course we hope you will have a basic knowledge and understanding of what advocacy is and how you can self-advocate in different circumstances.

I hope to see you on the 23rd of October, please see our flyer for more details and how to book a place on this free course –