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International Day for Countering Hate Speech 2024

June 18

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The International Day for Countering Hate Speech

On June 18th, we are celebrating the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, an annual observance initiated by the United Nations that is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of hate speech and promoting efforts to identify and combat it. Every year, the UN invites governments, organizations and individuals to discuss and develop strategies to combat this issue. Use the hashtag #NoToHate to join the conversation!

What is Hate Speech?

Hate speech refers to any type of communication that attacks or uses discriminatory language against a person or group of people based on a factor of their identity such as their ethnicity, religion, race, sexual orientation or gender. Hate speech may be expressed through spoken or written words, but also through memes, cartoons and other media.

KnowledgeFlow’s 5 Ways You Can Help Counter Hate Speech Online

We know that the prospect of standing up to hate speech might seem daunting, which is why in honour of this year’s International Day for Countering Hate Speech, we have created a guide detailing five simple ways you can help counter hate speech online. Check it out here:

Taking A Stand: 5 Ways You Can Help Counter Hate Speech Online