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Webinar on sexist hate speech with MEP Terry Reintke


Register now for the online discussion on 5th September at 6 pm!

Hatred based on sex is a daily reality for women in Europe. Sexist hate speech is a form of violence against women and girls that perpetuates and exacerbates gender inequality. Is often seen as acceptable, harmless and less serious than other forms of hate speech, while in fact it is one of the most widespread and systemic forms of hate. Policy action at all level need to be developed to combat this phenomenon. Both law making, advocacy and practical experience will be shared by our guest speaker MEP Terry Reintke, member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, who has been at the forefront of fighting sexism and sexualised violence in the European Parliament.

Sexist hate speech: what European Parliament policy actions possible?  

Date and Time: 5th September 6 pm

Webinar’s objectives

  • Understand the current manifestation and impact of sexists hate speech
  • Understand the need for legislative changes as well as cultural shift to break the wall of acceptance
  • Review the opportunities within the EP to combat sexist hate speech – what actions are possible?(e.g. increase involvement of male MEP, European Parliament petition etc..)

Participants: Max 30 participants

How: the webinar will last 45 minutes and will run on an online engagement platform called GotoMeeting. It is sufficient to have a stable internet connection to join the webinar or you can join through a local telephone number.

Registration is mandatory: https://tinyurl.com/y9gte465

About the initiative: this webinar is organized in the framework of the EU funded project “The Parliament of Rights” aiming to contribute to a better understanding of the role of the European Parliament in the Union’s democratic life, with a particular focus on anti-discrimination and fundamental rights. The project is coordinated by OBC – Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso, in partnership with CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.

Want to learn more about hate speech? Sign up for free to CEJI’s Facing Facts Online course on hate speech http://www.facingfacts.eu/page/facing-facts-online-course-hate-speech

Want to learn more about the role of the European Parliament in the development of anti-discrimination law? Sign for free to the OBC educational kit https://moodle.balcanicaucaso.org/?lang=en