From Online Hate to Offline Violence

25 Jun 2021 | Online

Organized By : United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

UNESCO, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children – in partnership with the Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Norway are hosting a joint side event, titled “From online hate to offline violence” within the 2021 Counter-Terrorism Week. 

The event will seek to further unpack this dilemma, by exploring how we can address and counter, through education in a digital context, hate speech and violent extremism which can lead in the worst instances to atrocity crimes. In particular, it will explore the role of education (including media and information literacy) as a tool for prevention and a means to build learners’ resilience against hateful and violent narratives, with a view to offer possible solutions for early interventions, for the consideration of the international community. At the same time, the side event will recognize that education alone cannot undertake the full range of preventive measures that are needed. And so, it will call for multi-sectoral partnerships and a whole-society approach that requires engagement of government and non- governmental multi-stakeholders in the decision-making process to address the multiplicity of factors feeding hate speech and violent extremism.

Date & Time: 25 June 08:00 – 09.30 AM EST