Hope for Children marked Human Rights Day with a free online transnational conference on Thursday.
The conference was organised under the European HIT programme which focuses on hate speech against immigrants and minorities and on raising public awareness about the phenomenon.
This year’s theme focused on the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to safeguard human rights.
“The main goal is to create fine and solid human rights standards in order to address the established, systematic and intergenerational inequalities, exclusions and discrimination, which also apply to the implementation of children’s rights,” said the humanitarian organisation in a written statement.
The aim was to bring together young people from the partner countries to exchange experiences through workshops and introduce concepts of human rights and hate speech, as well as evaluate participants’ level of awareness and understanding, and rebuild on that knowledge, the statement added.
The conference was attended by participants from Cyprus, Greece, UK, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany, stakeholders and young HITs members.
Hope for Children, is a humanitarian organisation active in the defence of the rights of the child and human rights in general. It is involved in policy making and the creation of a healthier and more favorable socio-family environment for children.
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