Youth Ambassadors

Ambassadors: the Heart of the No Hate Speech Movement

Next Youth Ambassador training day is 27th July - 11am-3.30pm. If you are interested contact anne@nyci.ie

 

Youth Ambassadors are the heart and the power source of the No Hate Speech Movement. Whether acting on the European stage or at national regional or local level, they communicate the campaign's message far and wide. Among the online community of Ambassadors are those who run our facebook page, our twitter feeds, who moderate our blog posts and report hate speech – all on a voluntary basis. There are also activists who take it upon themselves to combat hate speech. The No Hate Speech Movement would be nowhere without the dedicated hard work of all our volunteer activists. You are inspiring, thank you.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our magnificant team of Youth Ambassadors

This project stands for equality, dignity, human rights and diversity. We are against hate speech and discrimination online. We are keen to raise awareness of human rights and of hate speech. It is a project for action and intervention and we seek creative solutions. Young people who become Youth Ambassadors will become equipped with the skills to recognise and act against such human rights violations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide regional support to the work being carried out by the Irish No Hate Speech Movement;
  • Promote the work of the Movement and its human rights agenda on campus, in schools and youth organisations via workshops and meetings;
  • Address individual incidents of online hate speech through reporting and liaise with hate speech experts when appropriate;
  • Play a role on our social media platforms to build awareness of the campaign and to develop counter narratives (tell alternative and positive stories to counteract hateful ones)

What you can expect to gain from being involved

Volunteers will receive training.

You will get to know and work with other like-minded campaigners.

Your creative skills will be given an opportunity to shine.

There will a few central events during the year that will be used for upskilling and sharing.

The skills that will be developed over the course of the campaign will enhance each volunteer’s CV. Recognition of proven skill sets will be acknowledged by the National Campaign Committee

If you have any queries you can contact Anne on anne@nyci.ie or 01 4784122

The National Youth Council of Ireland is the coordinator of the campaign in Ireland

The National Campaign Committee consists of a range of NGOs and a number of individuals.
 

We are keen to do presentations. Would your group benefit from hearing more about hate speech and how to tackle it?

Would your youth group like to hear about the No Hate Speech Movement? A group of Youth Ambassadors are ready to give presentations to a number of youth groups around the country. They can explain the dangers of online hate speech and how to prevent and combat it. Together you can share different ways to get involved through creative group  activities. If you are interested please email anne@nyci.ie or phone 01 4784122 with expressions of interest or queries. We would ask groups to cover the Youth Ambassadors costs such as travel and any out of pocket expenses.

 

Call for blogs and vlogs

Create a video - like this great one from Rosalyn

Write or talk about what hate speech means to you. You can describe the effects of hate speech; or your experience of fighting or countering it online. It can be one sentence or several paragraphs, 30 secs or 2 minutes. We will feature it on our website and through social media. Send it to anne@nyci.ie

Highlight the Movement at your events and festivals - ask us about getting materials to help you publicise it

Other ways to  get involved:

Make a video or poster. We will share it.

 

This is the video by YMCA in Schull which won the Show Racism the Red Card competition:

St Andrews resource Centre Flash Mob event fighting hate speech:

 
Watch and share this cool video made at our youth activist event:

Watch this video that was made to fight anti-semitism and religious intolerance

 

Join the National Campaign Committee and help us coordinate the campaign- contact anne@nyci.ie

 

Help us fight hate speech by spreading our message.

Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter Ask your friends and contacts to like us and follow us.