In July 2016, the Government Equalities Office published the findings from a mixed method evaluation of a programme to tackle and prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
A report published by the Fundamental Rights Agency in June 2016 finds that women and girls fleeing from persecution or turmoil in their home countries are particularly at risk of physical, sexual and psychological violence when seeking sanctuary, in transit and when they arrive in the EU.
In July 2016, Fawcett Society launched the #Faceherfuture campaign which focuses on several key areas of risk for women; such as women’s representation, women’s rights, the economy and women’s safety.
The Refugee Rights Data Project produced a report Unsafe Borderlands in June 2016. The report revealed disturbing information about the safety of women living in the Calais camp finding that over 40% of women have experienced violence, nearly three quarters felt unsafe and over half felt their health had suffered during their time there.
The Tell MAMA Annual Report for 2015 finds that the number of offline incidents [of anti-Muslim hate] has trebled.
On 29 April 2016, Jeremy Corbyn MP the Leader of the Labour Party, appointed the former Liberty Director, Shami Chakrabarti, as Chair of an inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism including islamophobia, within the party. The inquiry report was published on 30 June 2016.
Scotland’s Prosecution Service published a report on hate crime in Scotland from 2015-16 on 10 June 2016. The report brings together figures on crime motivated by prejudice.
On 31 May 2016, the European Commission together with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unveiled a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published its 2015 annual report in May 2016.
In May 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a compendium of practices from across the EU on how to combat hate crime.