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"We CAN!" Taking action against hate speech

April 2017

This manual presents communicative and educational approaches and tools for youth and other human rights activists to develop their own counter and alternative narratives to hate speech.

"We CAN!" offers guidance to develop counter and alternative narratives to combat hate speech and promote human rights, especially in online environments. The manual is designed for working with young people from the age of 13. Based on the principles of human rights education and youth participation, We CAN! complements the manual Bookmarks.

The Council of Europe's No Hate Speech website also provides:

  • The PDF version of the manual We CAN!
  • A complete set of hand-outs used with the manual
  • A case illustrating how to develop a counter narrative using the manual
  • Inspiring examples from the campaign and other partners
  • An interactive book (coming soon!)
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