17 February, 2014

Movement against intolerance

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Category: Activism, National campaigns
Aileen Donegan
12 pm

By Ana Lopez


No Hate Speech Movement is for us one of the great sources of inspiration and motivation to carry on our daily work. Not only for being permanently in touch with amazing people but also because it is a great opportunity to think and act at European level from the local ground. This is exactly what we do in the activities from the project that we are implementing with the General Direction of Youth of the Andalusia Government. The main goal of the project is to bring the spirit of the campaign to hundreds of youngsters in different high-schools all along the region.

The methodology is much more than delivering beautiful speeches. We take care a lot on that, but it is much more about inspiring and motivating them to become activists against intolerance. More than 1000 young people have participated in these actions in Málaga, Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera. This is important because young people are permanently victims of hate speech and bullying online, but also because they are the ones who can change this.

We keep in touch with a lot of them in order to disseminate information and encourage the attitude of “being willing to act against hate speech online”. We want to help them to develop the skills and attitudes to become activists against intolerance online and especially to give them the opportunity to show that they stand for Human Rights.

Young people

Young people

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