Holistic and strategic addressing of hate speech in different contexts.
1. Establishment of an interdisciplinary coalition
Establishment of an Interdisciplinary Coalition for adressing Hate Speech.
2. Education about hate speech
Education about the meaning and social consequences of Hate Speech.
3. Empowerment of youth workers
Empowerment of people, working with youth groups on the topic of adressing Hate Speech.
Trainings for youth, youth workers and pedagogical staff.
Creating an online map and mobile app for mapping out hate speech in public space.
Connecting and cooperating with partner organisations.
Media campaign for raising awareness of the general public.
1. MORE REPORTS ON HATE SPEECH
Increased number of reports of hate speech to authorities.
2. DEVELOPED MECHANISMS OF ADDRESSING HATE SPEECH
Developed mechanisms and approaches to addressing different types of Hate Speech.
3. INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS
Increased general public awareness of hate speech.
4. INCREASED AWARENESS AND COMPETENCIES
Increased awareness of professional staff in the field of education and youth work and developed competencies to recognise, address and transform hate speech.
– everyone working with youth
– young people from marginalised groups
– organisations working on the subject of hate speech and/or marginalised groups
HOW CAN YOU JOIN?
If you come across hateful graffiti/writing, already neutralised or decontraminated hate or discriminatory speech, take a photo and send it, alongside its location and any other information through the contact form on: www.decontramination.org.
Any and all contributions to this mapping-out of the life of our streets is extremely welcome and appreciated!
Transforming Hate in Youth Settings
This toolkit has been developed to help youth workers transform hate speech and behaviour in youth settings. Hate expressed by words, behaviour and attitudes is a form of violence that can easily be overlooked or ignored. When it is left unchallenged it can become normalised within our society and escalate into physical violence on a larger scale. Challenging hate when it occurs sends a clear message to young people that these attitudes and words are harmful and it takes the dehumanising impact of hate seriously. With the rapid growth of social media, which provides a willing platform, the ways in which hate speech can impact on people in all areas of society have multiplied. There is no widespread clarity on what hate speech is and how to address it. We intend for this toolkit to meet some of these needs by supporting youth workers to have concrete and adaptable tools to enable them to recognise, challenge and ultimately transform hate speech.