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#WeStandTogether was established in the wake of the Paris attacks in 2015 and became a registered charity following the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017. The idea behind it was to highlight and tackle issues surrounding social division at all levels.


Whilst we are committed to promoting community cohesion, we also understand that there are difficult questions to be asked and conversations to be had in order to build a better and more inclusive society.

We do this by being active within the communities in which we live and by debating issues in a spirit of mutual respect.

We Believe That Communities Are Stronger When They Are Together

Our Mission

  1. To celebrate our differences

  2. To fight hatred and intolerance

  3. To build a safer and stronger country


Our Objectives

  • Improve community cohesion whereby diverse communities will evidence increased mutual understanding and respect;

  • Improve relations between persons of different groups;

  • Increase knowledge of the UK’s diverse communities, in particular, awareness of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010;

  • Reduce hatred and discrimination on all grounds.

Our Core Work

Quarterly Difficult Dialogues

Bringing people together to discuss issues concerning faith, sexuality, gender, politics, class, race and equality. 

Together Initiative

Developing anti-discrimination resources, events, and workshops with schools and youth groups to challenge social stereotypes and prejudice.

Bi-Weekly column authored by #WeStandTogether for the Manchester Evening News to educate on diversity and challenge hate

Hate Crime Awareness Events

Bringing together diverse groups to challenge hate and take action back in their communities.

Month in May

An opportunity for your local group to run cohesion and challenging hate events.


We work alongside partner organizations in Greater Manchester to respond to conflicts within different communities.

A Shared

We are working with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Office and Greater Manchester Combined Authority in relation to actions from its report, A Shared Future, which aims to prevent hateful extremism and promote social cohesion

Bringing people together to explore and celebrate their diversity and build understanding and respect.

We Need You.

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