Light, not violence

Sexist hate speech

The Light, not Violence -campaign is organized by the Finnish National Observatory on Violence against Women. The annual event takes place on the 25th November on the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The theme for the 2020 Light, not Violence -campaign is sexist hate speech. The campaign aims to raise awareness on hate speech targeted specifically against women and minority groups.

To tackle hate speech, it is important to recognize it, to report it and support those targeted.

The Finnish National Observatory on Violence against Women is organizing an online webinar on the 25th of November (in Finnish) on sexist hate speech. Join the webinar by registering here: https://forms.gle/sesnBLnPGD1gZMRi6

The 2020 chair organization of the Finnish National Observatory on Violence against Women is African Care ry.

Get involved on social media using #valoaeivakivaltaa

Check out the European Women’s Lobby’s resource pack #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack on ending online violence against women & girls in Europe.