Gemma added that she was concerned figures underestimate such crimes because many incidents go unreported to the police and media.
The Captain Marvel star is working alongside the likes of fashion designer Alexa Chung, fellow Marvel actor Benedict Wong and Vogue editor Edward Enninful to raise awareness of a GoFundMe initiative to support east and south-east Asian communities in the UK.
‘There is an urgent need for increased awareness and support so I am proud to help launch this fund, which will provide grants to grassroots organisations supporting ESEA and broader communities,’ she said.
A similar initiative started in the US in February raised $6million (£4.3m).
The UK version will distribute money to grassroots community groups including Besea.n, Covid Anti Racism Group, End the Virus of Racism, and Kanlungan UK.
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