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No to Hate Speech Online

@nohatespeechdeutschland #NoHate #Tolerance Have a minute? Watch the video below from No Hate Speech Deutschland. Pertinent and to the point, it is as relevant as ever. "Wir alle sind online. Im Netz kann jede*r alles sagen. Aber ohne Respekt geht das nicht gut. Es gibt kein Recht, jemanden zu beleidigen zu hetzen, zu bedrohen. Hass … Continue reading No to Hate Speech Online

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EU leaders gather for migration summit

EU leaders gathered recently for a summit on Europe's migration policy. The aim? To come to a common point and allow the implementation of a Europe-wide policy that would offer support to EU countries now bearing the brunt of the migration influx, such as Italy and Greece, and to put pressure on central European countries … Continue reading EU leaders gather for migration summit

Join the Campaign against Hate Speech

In just under a week’s time, we here at the You Are Welcome project will launch our local campaign in Dresden. Pertinent, current and interactive, it will help raise awareness of the problem of Hate Speech and stigmatisation in our society and be an active step towards combatting these issues. Hate Speech affects everyone, young, … Continue reading Join the Campaign against Hate Speech

Yusra Mardini, a young refugee, finds safety in her new home

You Are Welcome is all about deconstructing stereotypes and breaking down the barriers that separate refugees and immigrants from their new local communities and from carrying on with their lives. Being a refugee isn't a choice and its a label that is often the first and only thing people notice when they meet a refugee. … Continue reading Yusra Mardini, a young refugee, finds safety in her new home

Hate Speech. An old phenomenon, a relatively new term.

  In November 2008 the Council of Europe launched a guide on Hate Speech with the aim of clarifying this concept. Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights says that “everyone has the right to freedom of expression”, including the “freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without … Continue reading Hate Speech. An old phenomenon, a relatively new term.

How can I help refugees?

One of the most frequently asked questions on search engines. Do you want to help but don’t know how? There are a number of practical ways in which you can help refugees: (1) Donate Money :Refugee support organisations and networks have to feed, house, keep safe, legally process, clothe and occupy refugees and often rely on … Continue reading How can I help refugees?

The basics about human movement, refugees and refugee law

We hear a lot about a refugee crisis and migration trends in Europe today, but sometimes its difficult to know what these terms actually means and news sources aren't always so clear about them either. The good news is that there is a lot of information out there, if you know where to look. This … Continue reading The basics about human movement, refugees and refugee law

European Action Week Against Racism: How to get involved!

EUROPEAN ACTION WEEK AGAINST RACISM 2018 This week, 17-25th March, is European Action Week Against Racism 2018. EAWAR is a week-long UNITED for Intercultural Action initiative during which we show that we will not tolerate racist and discriminatory attitudes and instead celebrate the diversity that so enriches European societies. This year the slogan is ‘Diversity – … Continue reading European Action Week Against Racism: How to get involved!

European Action Week Against Racism 2018

Racism is a problem that unfortunately still plagues European society today. Among the most regrettable and disheartening examples are, of course, the rise of extreme right wing parties, the growth of racist and neo-fascist attitudes and the stigmatisation and mistreatment of refugees and asylum seekers. However, many initiatives have been developed to combat the rise … Continue reading European Action Week Against Racism 2018