Tuesday, 08 March 2022 09:23

Preventing Hate Speech Among Youth

Fourteen workshops on hate speech, prevention of violent extremism and non-violent communication were conducted for 543 youths representing several organizations in Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Monaragala, Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Badulla, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Kandy, Kegalle, Anuradhapura, and Kandy districts under NPC’s Plural Action for Conflict Transformation (PACT) project.

“I did not know exactly what hate speech was before this workshop. Because of the workshop, I realised the negative aspects of hate speech,” said a participant from Polonnaruwa.

“I became aware of the prejudice caused by hate speech from this workshop. There should be a face book campaign on this,” said a participant from Galle.

“My son is disabled. He was invited to the workshop. I am happy when my son is included in activities with other children. He told me that he had learned a lot from the programme,” said a woman from Monaragala.