West Sussex UK Youth Parliament group join forces with the West Sussex Youth Cabinet Discrimination group to design their campaign is tackling Discrimination
After the Make Your Mark in October which saw over 970,000 young people vote. The UK Youth Parliament voted on what their national campaign would be for 2016. The outcome of the National Campaign was decided to be ‘Don’t Hate, Educate’, with the aim to reduce racism and religious discrimination within our communities.
Aim of the project is to raise awareness and understanding of different cultures within West Sussex.
We plan to do this by creating a video to be shared with schools. We hope for local schools to celebrate diversity and expand understanding.
Here’s what the group had to say about the campaign
- We want to unite our constituents and make sure none of them feel excluded in any area of their life.
- So people can be more accepting of diversity and don’t use it as a negative thing.
- Lessen stereotypes so people can be confident in being themselves.
- It’s important to be acceptant of all cultures because diversity is extremely important in our society for productivity and the ability to be able to work well together.
- In order to build a progressive and understanding society we need to know about all cultures.
Why we feel this is important
- We all feel passionate for this project as it is important to our constituents to increase understanding of minority groups in a progressive culture. This campaign is important as Race related hate crime increased 15% in the year 2014 to 2015.