GENHA: Hate speech, gender, social networks and political parties

February, 2020 to January, 2022
EC Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme

The general objective of GENHA is to identify and analyze how the hate speech against the ‘ideology of gender’ has been appropriated by extreme right political parties in Europe using the social networks and internet. It also aims to propose which type of legal and public policies the Member States and the European Union can implement to protect the human rights at stake. The project will; map where, when and how the extreme right political parties use the hate speech against gender theories through the social networks in the participating countries; analyze the content of this hate speech against gender theories and its political use and justification; identify the national and European legal frameworks to address this type of hate speech; identify and analyze the European and national case law dealing with these cases; identify and study possible self-regulations and norms of the social networks where these hate speeches take place; and propose legal interventions and public policies to address this type of hate speech.