Sexist hate speech is a daily phenomenon for many women that is only beginning to be addressed. It requires both legal remedies and action to combat gender stereotypes.

Sexist hate speech relates to expressions which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred based on sex. Some groups of women are particularly targeted by sexist hate speech (notably young women, women in the media or women politicians), but every woman and girl is a potential target for online and offline sexist hate speech.  The increasing availability and use of Internet and social platforms have contributed to growing occurrences of sexist hate speech. The Council of Europe has adopted a recommendation on combating hate speech in 2022, which includes sexist hate speech. The 2019 recommendation on combating sexism also contains references to sexist hate speech and a comprehensive set of measures to address sexism in all areas.