Empowering Youth to Combat Hate Speech
The objective of this project was to sensitize and train more than 200 youth in Peace Building by making them able to understand, identify and report different types of Dangerous and offensive Speech incidents that could incite violence and conflicts. A total of 17 trainings were conducted in which the youth were trained on identifying a Hate Speech and then reporting them on a web portal developed by YDF. These reports collected on the web portal were subsequently shared with government authorities for action. This project successfully implemented in Lahore and Karachi. Through this initiative YDF was able to raise a significant awareness among youth on Hate Speech and what must be done to combat it in public spaces.