Two new films are being produced in collusion with Avon and Somerset Police in an attempt to raise awareness over the issue of homophobic abuses, particularly in rural areas.
Research has indicated that people in countryside areas are more reluctant to report abuse, compared to those in cities.
Alongside the charity Educational Action Challenging Homophobia, (EACH) Avon and Somerset Police are set to create two new short films to encourage those who have been the target of anti-gay abuse to step forward.
EACH director Jonathan Charlesworth spoke about the unique challenges facing those who live in rural settings.
He said: “It can sometimes feel a lot harder to do something about it or know what to do or have confidence that the agencies that one goes to are going to be there to listen and support. They are, and what we want to do is bridge that gap with a firm confidence in people so they’re empowered to come through with those reports.”
Source: Pink News
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