Entries archived under category: promoting non discrimination

The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute : a resource to help against hate speech on the web

 

Do you know the Online Prevention Hate Institute (OPHI) ? Its aim is to get technology companies and governments to recognize and take action against hate speech in  creating guides on how to report hateful content if you encounter it.

On their website you can find, for example, tips imaged by tutorial on the topics of security and reports on the social networks.

For more information on the OPHI you can watch this video explaining their missions.

 

Appeal for a European right of migration

Appeal for a European right of migration

Progetto melting Pot Europa make Public Peal for the opening of a humanitarian corridor for the European right of asylum: “we ask the European institutions to immediately start working in order to activate a humanitarian corridor towards Europe…We ask the Italian institutions, the Presidents of Parlamento and Senato and the Ministers of the Republic, to immediately take on this request”

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Journalism and  Demagogy

Journalism and Demagogy

More than 100 migrants died in Lampedusa shipwreck. Many organizations and individuals are organizing sit-ins, meetings, events of commemoration, also with the aim to protest against the current immigration legislation.The reactions in the italian press are different, most of them overflowing with discriminatory and racist demagogy  +info

EU ministers condemn racism aimed at Italian minister Cécile Kyenge

EU ministers condemn racism aimed at Italian minister Cécile Kyenge

source: in Rome. theguardian.com,

‘Representatives of 17 European Union countries have gathered in Rome to condemn the “unacceptable” stream of racist insults directed at Cécile Kyenge, the Italian minister for integration, and call for a new pact to stamp out discrimination across the bloc.’

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Going Crazy with numbers!

Going Crazy with numbers!

Italy’s National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) investigated 1,283 cases of discrimination in 2012, up 61% on the year, according to its Contact Center. The UNAR emphasized that the data could indicate a higher sensitivity to possible discrimination by the public at large and a greater tendency to report. The majority of complaints, 19.6%, came from the northern Lombardy region around Milan, followed by 14.4% in the central Lazio region around Rome

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Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

On july 22 The Board of Justice of the House has approved the bill against homophobia and transphobia. Italy’s leading political parties have voted in favor.The following link shows the basic text. The bill extends the Mancino law -which only punishes acts of discrimination based on ethnic origin, nationality and religion – to acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender.[source]