human rights

19.09.2021

Simone de Beauvoir

French writer and existential philosopher who wrote The Second Sex—a book on the role of role of women and ‘otherness’ in history and society Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer and feminist who was born in a bourgeois and Christian …

08.09.2021

Nadia Murad

Iraqi human rights activist against the use of women and sexual violence as a weapon in wars, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad (b. 1993) is a Yazidi activist living in Germany. The Yazidis are an ethnic and religious …

31.08.2021

Education Pack (2016). All Different – All Equal

Ideas, resources, methods and activities for informal intercultural education with young people and adults  The Education Pack All Different – All Equal aims to provide practical and theoretical materials that can be used by educators, trainers, youth workers and teachers …

31.08.2021

Companion (2007)

A campaign guide about education and learning for change in Diversity, Human Rights and Participation Companion (2007) is a guide created in the framework of the Council of Europe’s Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation “All Different – …

29.08.2021

We CAN!

Taking action against Hate Speech through Counter and Alternative Narratives The manual We CAN! (2017 Revised Edition) proposes communicative and educational approaches and tools for young people and other human rights activists: you can develop through them your own counter …

29.08.2021

DOmino (1995/2004)

Manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and intolerance Domino is designed to support youth and social workers, youth leaders and peer educators. The different sections of DOmino contain both theoretical knowledge of …

27.08.2021

COMPASS (2002/2012)

Manual on Human Rights Education with Young People COMPASS is a manual for human rights education with young people. It was developed in 2002 by the Council of Europe’s Directorate of Youth and Sport on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary …

27.08.2021

Consequences of Hate Speech: Hate Crimes

How does hate speech affect society and people who are subject to it? Hate speech is one of the initial forms of hate crime. Hate speech, whether used purposefully or simply in a single outburst of emotion, can cause serious …

26.08.2021

What is Hate Speech?

And how has Hate Speech turned into a special term making an entire European movement to combat it? According to an online poll conducted by the Council of Europe in 2012, 78% of the respondents encounter daily hate speech online. …

26.08.2021

Sexual and Gender Discrimination

Acts of sexism in our everyday life Sexual and gender discrimination, also known as sexism, justifies considering the lower value on one sex or gender over another as well as the prejudices against them, arising from public understandings of different social roles, the …

25.08.2021

Human Rights and Hate Speech

In what way does Hate Speech violate your rights? Where do human rights come from? A right is a claim that we have every reason to make. I have a right to the goods in my shopping basket if I …

25.08.2021

Hate Speech and Private Life and Safety

Hate speech and its dangerous consequences for private life People use hate speech only when they think that they know something about an individual or a group. A completely anonymous person or social group cannot fall victim to hate speech …

05.08.2021

Hate speech and safety of private life

Hate speech and its dangerous consequences for private life People use hate speech only when they think that they know something about an individual or a group. A completely anonymous person or social group cannot fall victim to hate speech …

05.08.2021

BOOKMARKS (2014/2016/2020)

A Manual for Combating Hate Speech Online through Human Rights Education Hate Speech is one of the most worrying, racist and discriminatory phenomena of our time, and it is amplified by the anonymity on Internet and social media. Hate Speech …

05.08.2021

Barabaripen (2014)

Young Roma speak about multiple discrimination Barabaripen* (2014) includes life stories of nine young Roma affected by multiple discrimination in different parts of Europe – Albania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. The publication …

05.08.2021

Young People’s Access to Rights through Youth Information and Counselling (2015)

Toolkit on how to inform young people about their rights The toolkit on Young People’s Access to Rights through Youth Information and Counselling (2015) was developed by the Council of Europe in partnership with the European Youth Information and Counselling …

04.08.2021

Freedom of speech and hate speech

Why is it so important to draw a dividing line between freedom of speech and hate speech? Hate speech rarely gravitates around the yes-or-no line, black-and-white. There are different opinions on how it should be classified and what should be …

30.07.2021

Feeling Good in the deaf-and-dumb language

To sing with your whole body Author: Sylvia Borissova Meet the radiant Anne Magalhães, who sings in sign language the eternal jazz classic of Nina Simone from 1965, Feeling Good! And did you know that sign languages are different in …

29.07.2021

Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple, 1830)

The picturesque image of Liberty leading the July Revolution in France Author: Sylvia Borissova Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) is a painting by the French Romantic artist Eugene Delacroix (1798—1863), dedicated to the July Revolution of …

29.07.2021

All Human Beings

What do all human beings, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Max Richter have in common? Author: Sylvia Borissova All Human Beings is the new track by contemporary classical composer Max Richter from his latest album Voices, which was …

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