#WipeOutDiscrimination

Haringey's anti-discrimination campaign

Haringey is a borough that celebrates its diversity, and we want it to be a place where everyone is welcome and treated fairly. No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are.   

We’ve come so far, but we’re not perfect and there is still much more to do. We all need to keep working together to make Haringey a safe place for all and #WipeOutDiscrimination.

Cllr Peray Ahmet’s video 

Watch this video to see what Leader of Haringey Council, Cllr Peray Ahmet has to say about discrimination in Haringey.

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Do you know what discrimination is?  

Discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly because of who you are or because you possess certain characteristics.  

It’s against the law for someone to discriminate against you because of: 

  • age 
  • gender reassignment 
  • being married or in a civil partnership 
  • being pregnant or on maternity leave 
  • disability 
  • race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin 
  • religion or belief 
  • sex 
  • sexual orientation 

If you’re treated unfairly because someone thinks you belong to a particular group of people with protected characteristics, even if you don’t, this is unlawful discrimination.

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Types of discrimination

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Ableism

Discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and/or people who are perceived to be disabled.

ableism (noun) discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and/or people who are perceived to be disabled #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

Ageism

Prejudice or discrimination against someone based on their age.

ageism (noun) prejudice or discrimination against someone based on their age #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

Antisemitism

Prejudice, discrimination against or hatred of Jews.

antisemitism (noun) prejudice, discrimination against or hatred of Jews #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

Homophobia/biphobia

Prejudice or discrimination against someone based on their sexual orientation.

homophobia biphobia prejudice or discrimination against someone based on their sexual orientation #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

Islamophobia

The fear of, hatred of, or prejudice against the religion of Islam or Muslims.

Islamophobia (noun) the fear of, hatred of, or prejudice against the religion of Islam or Muslims #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

Racism

Prejudice, discrimination or hatred directed at someone because of their colour, ethnicity or national origin.

Racism (noun) prejudice, discrimination or hatred directed directed at someone because of their colour, ethnicity or national origin #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

Sexism

Prejudice or discrimination based on sex or gender, especially against women and girls.

Sexism - Prejudice or discrimination based on sex or gender, especially against women and girls No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone #wipeoutdiscrimination

Transphobia

Prejudice or discrimination against someone based on their gender identities or transgender identities.

transphobia (noun) prejudice or discrimination against someone based on their gender identities or transgender identities No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone #wipeoutdiscrimination

Xenophobia

Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

xenophobia (noun) dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries #WIPEOUTDISCRIMINATION No one should face hate crime or discrimination because of who they are Haringey welcomes everyone

For more information about different types of discrimination, please visit the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) website (external link).

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Haringey’s history against hate

Haringey has a rich history of standing up against discrimination, from our opposition to Section 28 - a series of laws across Britain that banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ by local authorities, to having one of the first black Labour MPs, we have continued to be at the forefront, championing equal rights for all.  

Below you will find some great resources, demonstrating some key anti-discrimination moments in Haringey’s history. 

Black History Haringey 365Black history 

Discover over 600 years of Haringey’s black history, from the 16th century to the 1980s, on our Black History Haringey 365 pages.  

Our exhibition panel about Windrush will take you from 1987 – 2008:  Panel 5: 1987 to 2008 (PDF, 1MB)


LGBTQI+ history 

Explore LGBTQI+ moments in Haringey’s history on our timeline

Visit the Haringey Vanguard website (external link) to discover the BME LGBTQ+ history, and contributions of Haringey-based community activists in the 1970s – 1990s.  


A history of Women’s rights 

Our Haringey Women's History Maps bring together the stories and lives of around 250 women who lived or worked in Haringey. 

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Safe Space: share your story 

Far too often, people in Haringey and across the UK experience discrimination, and sometimes it’s not as direct and in your face, as you may think.  

We are creating a Safe Space page where people from across the borough can share their experiences of discrimination and learn from that of others.

Share your story now

The Mayor of Haringey’s experiences of discrimination

The Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Adam Jogee shares his experiences of discrimination as a black Muslim man and urges residents to work together to #WipeOutDiscrimination in Haringey.

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How to be an ally 

If you see someone being discriminated against because of who they are, offer them your support and show them they are not alone.  

Being an ally is an important part of creating an inclusive culture in Haringey where differences are acknowledged and celebrated, and patterns of stereotyping and discrimination are identified, tackled, and wiped out.  

Here are some tips on how to be a good ally:  

  • Awareness
    Allyship is about recognising and being aware of our differences, learning from others experiences, sharing our learnings, and using that knowledge to make a positive change.  
  • Knowledge
    Take the initiative to learn more about those you want to be an ally to. This might involve researching, or listening to people who experience what you don’t, such as racism, sexism homophobia, ableism, or ageism, to name a few.  
  • Action
    Challenge any stereotypes and assumptions made by others, but not in a way that makes it about you. Those experiencing discrimination don’t need ‘rescuing’ and good allies don’t position themselves as the ‘hero’. 

If you see injustices, speak up – if it’s a crime, report it. 

Agree to be an ally

By agreeing to be an ally you are supporting our mission to wipe out discrimination in Haringey and make our borough a safe space for all: 

  • I will speak up against prejudice or discrimination directed at someone because of who they are or are perceived to be.
  • I will support people who have experienced/are experiencing discrimination, by offering a listening ear and promoting inclusivity.
  • I will encourage and support victims of unlawful discrimination to report the crime and access support if needed.

Sign the Allyship Agreement

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Support services in Haringey  

If you have experienced discrimination and need some support, please visit our Hate Crime webpage for a list of external organisations in Haringey that can help. 

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How to report hate crime

Find out more on how you can report a  hate crime.

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Page last updated:

November 18, 2021