Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert launched a new Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents national framework on May 12.
The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty also announced the establishment of the Hate Crime Criminal Justice Board Cymru.
The board aims to make it easier for victims of hate crime to come forward.
The framework also includes a 24-hour helpline and website, www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk, for victims, run by Victim Support, which covers all aspects of hate crime.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent welcomed the announcement.
PCC Ian Johnston said: “This new framework will add considerable value to the work of Gwent Police and its partners in protecting people from serious harm and will improve the quality of service available to victims of hate crime in Gwent.
“Whether it’s hate crime to do with race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender or age, there should be no room for these crimes in 21st Century society.
“We don’t want victims to suffer in silence and that’s why support from frameworks such as this one is vital.”
Hate crime can be reported to Victim Support directly 24/7 on 08456 121 900.