Sexist hate speech is a form of violence against women and girls that perpetuates and exacerbates gender inequality. Both knowledge and policy action at all levels need to be developed to combat sexist hate speech. This document takes a close look at the forms and causes of sexist hate speech, on its targets, as well as its impact on girls and women and freedom of speech. It offers indicators and actions to get rid of it and provides the Council of Europe’s standards on this topic.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.