Building the capacity of those specifically countering hate speech and develop focused approaches and policies aimed at youth in particular.
This project aims to gain a full understanding of online and offline hate speech in Pakistan; how to create and spread content which improves attitudes or contributes to the prevention of violent action; and engage in advocacy for policies addressing religious minority discrimination.
The activities centre on four elements:
- Conducting research: including mapping trends in online and offline hate speech, the barriers to reporting incidents and exploring linkages with changes in actions or behaviour.
- Awareness raising and capacity building of ICT systems and grassroots organisations.
- Training young people.
- Monitoring the impact of designed counter measures against hate speech.
- Three authoritative annual reports on online and offline hatespeech published and disseminated – hard copy and online.
- Comprehensive lexicon of terminology for internal use
- Design and run online stigma survey
- Run series of FGDs on what messages work for influencing attitudes.
- Run training for young people on creating positive online content.
- At least 270 text, video, audio, image items with positive content created. Between 40-120 text, video or oral items telling minority women’s stories.
- Engagement in dialogue with federal and provincial duty bearers, securing at least some steps towards policy or legal changes addressing religious minority discrimination.