Friday, 6 November 2015

No Hate Speech Movement official Campaign video

"Hate speech, as defined by the Council of Europe, covers all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance, including: intolerance expressed by aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant origin."

(Don't read the comments to this on YouTube: they are of course mostly ignorant hate from the very bullies the movement seeks to reeducate).

Objectives of the No Hate campaign

• To raise awareness about hate speech online and its risks for democracy and for individual young people, and promoting media and Internet literacy;
• To support young people in standing up for human rights, online and offline;
• To reduce the levels of acceptance of online hate speech;
• To mobilise, train and network online youth activists for human rights;
• To map hate speech online and develop tools for constructive responses;
• To support and show solidarity to people and groups targeted by hate speech online;
• To advocate for the development and consensus on European policy instruments combating hate speech;
• To develop youth participation and citizenship online;

The official site of the No Hate Speech Movement is here.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Charity head claims gay people ‘take children’ and praises Russia’s anti-gay laws � PinkNews

The President of Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse has praised Vladimir Putin’s support anti-gay laws, and claimed that homosexuals “take people’s children”. 

Franklin Graham, the son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham, made the claim in an interview in Russia, according to Right Wing Watch.

Graham is the President of international charity Samaritan’s Purse. He is listed as a trustee of Samaritan’s Purse UK, which runs the annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal...

 Read on: Charity head claims gay people ‘take children’ and praises Russia’s anti-gay laws - PinkNews

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sex and consent - it's not hard to grasp

An excellent video produced by Thames Valley Police for their campaign #ConsentIsEverything. It is even suitable for showing in schools.