Learn more about how you can make a difference to combat hate speech and extremism.
This type of information, found in traditional news, social media or online, has no basis in fact, but is presented as being factually accurate.
A deliberate act of making random unsolicited, and controversial comments about an person or party to evoke an emotional response.
Speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
When a person forcefully criticizes, insults, or denounces someone else.
At YouthCAN we've found that it is important to understand the reasons why people hate and what draws them to extremism in order to successfully activate those voices that can best counter these problems; your voice.
But how do you get people to listen? How do you know where to start? Backed by ISD, in collaboration with an active Community of analysts, activists and creatives we provide a cutting-edge view on what it means to be involved in youth activism and counterspeech campaigning to counter hate and extremism.
Young people have an integral role to play in countering hate and extremism. They understand the issues that affect them better than governments, are passionate to improve the world, and innovative in their responses to hate. However, despite being the primary victims of extremist violence, young people are often left out of efforts to resolve these issues. With your help this is something we hope to change. At YouthCAN we believe that youth are the missing key to pushing back against hate and and extremism and the UN agrees.
"Recognizing that youth should actively be engaged in shaping lasting peace and contributing to justice and reconciliation, and that a large youth population presents a unique demographic dividend that can contribute to lasting peace and economic prosperity…”
UN RESOLUTION 2250