March 16, 2014

CALL for participants: Responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech


Please find attached the call for the three day ‘seminar to develop responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech effecting Young People’ that the Youth Department in cooperation with IGLYO and the Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity Unit of the Council of Europe will organise in connection to the 17 May International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. The seminar will take place the 14th to 18th of May at the European Youth Center in Budapest, Hungary.

Call for Participants Seminar Responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech (PDF)

The programme of the seminar will map the challenges faced by young people who are targeted by hate speech because of their sexual orientation and gender identity and explore how the existing recommendation and case law of the Council of Europe provide grounds for taking action.

The seminar will invite representatives of National Campaign Committees of the No hate Speech Movement, youth organisations, online activists, bloggers, reporters in online media and LGBTQI youth leaders that can develop, within the framework of the No Hate Speech Movement, activities that will challenge Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech online and offline.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, 7th April 2014 through the online application form that can be found at: http://youthapplications.coe.intdirect link

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