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What is the "No Hate" movement? For whom and why?
Hate-speech does not have a single and universally accepted definition, but as defined by the Council of Europe, the term covers all forms of expression that spread, incite, promote and justify racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred based on intolerance, including intolerance, based on aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility towards minorities, immigrants and people with immigrant roots. The enduring values of the No Hate movement are equality, human dignity, human rights and diversity. We stand against hate speech, racism and discrimination.
We want to raise society's awareness and find creative solutions to deal with problems. This project is a call for action and active intervention in situations where human rights are threatened. We especially want to involve young people and youth organizations, with whom we can work together against discrimination.
The original idea of the project also comes from young people from different countries, who presented it through their representatives in the Youth Advisory Committee at the European level. By now, most European countries have their own national movements. In Estonia Seiklejate Vennaskond has been participating in the movement since December 2014. We have conducted workshops with Estonian youth as well as organized the first major international training for youth workers. Since that year, we have created a core group of the movement.
Certainly, the aim of the movement is not to restrict freedom of speech. We could even say "No to hate speech, yes to freedom of speech!"
The campaign directly targets hate-speech in all its forms, especially hate-speech that can affect young people - such as cyber-hate and cyber-bullying. The main pillars of the campaign are human rights education, youth participation and informed media literacy.
The goals of the movement:
Next training: read more HERE
Council of Europe page
Short movie "Awakening"
Hate-speech in Estonia
What is online hate-speech?
What is an international movement?