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Raising awareness of young people in relation to discrimination and hate speech in the Republic of Moldova

Raising awareness of young people in relation to discrimination and hate speech in the Republic of Moldova

The "MilleniuM" Training and Development Institute is implementing until July 2021 a national project in the Republic of Moldova raising awareness of young people in relation to discrimination and hate speech, with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, and its regional project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership”.

The project will strengthen the capacity of 20 youth workers from youth centres to organize activities with young people based promoting human rights, combating discrimination, and bullying between young people. The training course will also include a practice phase for participants with follow-up activities designed to reach 500 young people on topics of youth participation, human rights, diversity, active citizenship, combating discrimination. Thanks to the project, youth centres in the Republic of Moldova will have educational activities of better quality for young people all across the Republic of Moldova.

Youth work and youth centre have the capacity to outreach young people in their communities and through human rights education to increase their competences to promote and defend human rights, identify and combat discrimination, make use of the existent remedies in the Republic of Moldova, but as well to actively advocate for equality, diversity and interculturality in their communities and beyond.

This project is one of the five civil society projects supported by the European Union/Council of Europe regional anti-discrimination project, in Armenia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine aimed at combating discrimination, favouring inclusion of groups at risk of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes, and raising awareness among vulnerable communities and the general public about redress to discrimination.

This activity is implemented in the framework of the regional project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in the Eastern Partnership”, financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance phase II.