Hate speech - an overview and recommendations for combating it

A persons thoughts affect only him/her and not other people unless he/she expresses them or acts them out. Then these thoughts set events in motion which are likely to have effect. Therefore it is always important to take words seriously and listen, because it may become necessary to react when words do not express positive thoughts or views, but harmful, demeaning and hateful opinions towards a specific individual or a group of individuals. If not counteracted, hate speech will gradually be normalised and accepted. We catch new words and shortly they become part of the day to day discourse. Words are also the first tool we use to change attitudes, norms, dos and donts in our society.
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Guidance for conducting interviews and cultural sensitive information.

ERASMUS +
As a part of an Erasmus+ Programme, "Bridge builders", the Icelandic Human Rights Centre has developed a Guidance for conducting interviews and cultural sensitive information
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Brochure on hate speech intended for youth

Today, a new brochure on hate speech is published electronically in all the Nordic countries simultaneously.
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Visit from the Euro-Qvorum Institute for Participatory Democracy and European Institute from Romania

On October 18th the Icelandic Human Rights Centre received visitors from the Euro-Qvorum Institute for Participatory Democracy and European Institute from Romania.
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Visit by Slovakian NGOs

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"Au pairs in Iceland sent out to work"

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Partner project with Polish NGO's and institutions

Logo of the project
The Icelandic Human Rights Office takes part in a two years project called Local Intersectoral Policies on Integration of Immigrants.
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The documentary ETHNIC KITCHEN screened in Bíó Paradís on March 8th at 5 pm.

The documentary ETHNIC KITCHEN screened in Bíó Paradís on March 8th at 5 pm.
In celebration of International Women's day the documentary ETHNIC KITCHEN about five women who moved to Lithuania from different countries, at different times, and for different reasons is screened in Bíó Paradís at 5 pm that day.
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Christmas greetings and holiday vacation

Christmas gretting
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Fair School - Equal Chances for all Children - project funded by the EEA grants

Fair School - Equal Chances for all Children - project funded by the EEA grants
ICEHR is a project partner with the ngo League of Human Rights in the Czech Republic.
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