Mental Health

Mental Health

At ISHRAI, we are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community. We understand the unfortunate reality of hate crime, which involves abuse, violence, or intimidation directed at individuals based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Our Hate Crime Support program is dedicated to addressing these distressing experiences and providing crucial assistance to those affected.

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime takes various forms, including physical attacks, sexually threatening behavior, theft, vandalism, blackmail, offensive messages, verbal abuse, intimidation, and encouraging others to target LGBTQIA+ individuals. This hateful behavior is targeted solely at someone’s identity, leading to immense emotional and psychological distress.

Know Your Rights

At ISHRAI, we believe that every individual deserves to be treated fairly and with respect. When you reach out to us, you have the right to:

  1. Be treated fairly and respectfully by any service you interact with.
  2. Have anti-LGBT+ abuse recognized and recorded as a hate crime by the police.
  3. Have your opinion considered when deciding how to respond to the incident.
  4. Have your identity information treated confidentially.
  5. Be addressed using the name and pronouns you prefer.
  6. Stay informed about the progress of your case.
  7. Receive additional support if needed.

Reporting: Your Voice Matters

Reporting hate crime is not just about seeking justice, but also about defending your rights and standing up against discrimination. While reporting may seem daunting, thousands of LGBTQIA+ individuals report hate crimes every year, making a significant impact on our community’s safety.

You have the choice to report or not, and we respect your decision. If you’re unsure or hesitant, ISHRAI is here to help. We provide independent advice and support, even if you choose to remain anonymous. Our goal is to guide you through the process, address your concerns, and ensure your well-being throughout.

Getting Help

If you or someone you know is facing anti-LGBT+ abuse or violence, our Hate Crime Support program is here to assist you. We stand by your side, ready to provide guidance, resources, and a safe space where you can share your experiences and receive the support you deserve. Together, we can make a difference in creating a world free from hate and discrimination. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards reclaiming your safety and rights.

How to get help

If you or someone you know is LGBT+ and experiencing domestic abuse, we are here for you.