The two-day online workshop, 27-28 September, welcomes three speakers.
- Hajar el Jahidi, researcher and independent expert, will speak on scope and manifestation of hate speech targeting Muslims in Europe, the discriminatory and dis-information it is based on, how it intersects with other grounds for hatred, and most importantly what can be done to address it.
- Board member of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO), will speak about youth activism with and for the Muslim community, sharing concrete example of using human rights narratives to advocate and campaign.
- Daniel Höltgen, Special Representative on Antisemitic, Anti-Muslim and other forms of religious intolerance and hate crimes, will introduce Council of Europe work on the issue through standard setting, monitoring and cooperation with member States and civil society.
Furthermore, a team of graphic designers and facilitators stands ready to work with the workshop participants to design campaign messages and visuals they can use in their practice.
The workshop takes a participatory and learning by doing approach. Using practical online tools developed by the WE Can 4 Human Rights Speech project to analyse instances of hate speech, constructing human rights-based narratives and messages and practical online campaigns.