The UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (OSAPG) would like to invite you to a webinar on “The role of civil society in tackling hate speech”. The webinar will focus on the role of civil society to address and counter hate speech. The session will highlight good practices, challenges and opportunities in this regard. It will also provide examples of partnerships between civil society and other relevant actors to address hate speech and promote positive narratives. >
Speakers include: Ms. Claire Thomas, Deputy Director at Minority Rights Group, Dr. Sanjana Hattotuwa, Special Advisor at ICT4Peace Foundation, Mr. Javier Pallero, Director of Policy & International Programs at Access Now.
This is the second of a series of three webinars on hate speech organized by OSAPG in the lead up to, and in preparation of, the first commemoration of the International Day for Countering Hate Speech established in June 2021 by General Assembly resolution A/RES/75/309 on “Promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech.” The International Day will be celebrated for the first time on Monday, 20 June 2022. The webinars will feature guest speakers who will discuss and offer perspectives on different aspects of the hate speech phenomenon and raise public awareness on the importance of addressing and countering hate speech in line with international human rights standards.