August 7, 2014

IGLYO and the no hate speech movement


From 15 – 17 May at the European Youth Centre Budapest, IGLYO hosted a seminar with the Council of Europe’s Youth Department and the SOGI Unit from the Council of Europe Equality Division. The seminar was orientated around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and was titled “Young People’s responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech”.

Around twenty-five participants built knowledge around online hate speech, particularly homophobic and transphobic hate speech. Importantly, the seminar was arranged to launch an online action day on the event of IDAHOT. This is a day to challenge all expressions of homophobic ideas and to promote the protection of human rights for LGBTQI people all around Europe. We devoted half of May 17th to online action against homophobic and transphobic hate speech, encouraging others across Europe and the world to do the same.

Several sessions of the seminar were recorded live streaming: don’t worry if you have missed them, you can find them online.

May 15th:
-Official opening >>
-Defining Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech >>
-Workshop on “freedom of expression” in the online space >>

May 16th :
-Council of Europe, Legal instruments and Albanian Case >>
-Presentation of No Hate Speech Movement >>
-Presentation of working groups on successful cases combacting hate speech >>

May 17th:
-Preparation for the online actions 90 minutes >>
-90 minutes of online actions >>
-Conclusion of the seminar >>

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