#defyhatenow aims to raise awareness of and develop means to mitigate social media-based hate speech, conflict rhetoric, and online incitement to violence.
The program does so through a grassroots, community-based approach to peacebuilding, training, and conflict reconciliation.
The goal is to strengthen and amplify the voices of peace in the local communities and within the diaspora communities. The program also helps bridge the gaps of knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with easy access to technology and those without.
#defyhatenow trainings cover topics such as social media literacy, online security & privacy, and hate speech & conflict mitigation. Training resources include Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide kits and online trainings.
#defyhatenow has been running since 2014 and is active in South Sudan, Cameroon, and Ethiopia.
For more information visit: defyhatenow.org
Co-initiator of #defyhatenow and Global Project Lead
Co-initiator of #defyhatenow and Global International Community Advisor
Executive Director, South Sudan
Program Manager, South Sudan
Country Project Manager, Cameroon
Communication Manager, Cameroon
Field Guide Resources Lead
IT Solutions Architect
Project Manager, Ethiopia
The #defyhatenow field guide kit is a peacebuilding resource designed to support community-based organizations in conducting workshops aimed at increasing social media and online skills, raising awareness about the spread of mis- and disinformation, and learning how to mitigate online hate speech by amplifying positive voices in the community.
It includes a guidebook with teaching resources, handouts and exercises, printable posters, and an educational board game.
The #defyhatenow field guide kit for South Sudan is written in English and can be found here.
The #defyhatenow field guide kit for Cameroon is available in both English and French and can be found here.
The #defyhatenow field guide kit for Ethiopia is available in both English and Amharic and can be found here.
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