What is the glossary of terms?

There are several expressions that are necessary to understand when we deal with hate speech. The Hate Speech Watch is compiling a collection of definitions that are linked to different aspects of hate speech. One notion may have more definitions which are important for the full understanding of what we actually discuss and about what we take actions. In this Glossary you can find the related notions with their definitions that were collected and built up by online activists of the Movement involving European organisations working in that specific field. If you have recommendations or comments on any of the definitions please do not hesitate to contact us
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Economic Migrant - A person leaving his or her habitual place of residence to settle outside his or her country of origin in order to improve his or her quality of life. It may equally be applied to people leaving their country of origin for the purpose ... View
A process by which citizens move out of their country with the intent to settle in another View
Equality: It is the state of being equal. It means that no person counts more than another, whatever his or her parents are, whatever his or her social position is. Of course, people are not identical to one another in their interests, abilities, and lifestyles. So equality for people is about having the same rights and the same chances. People must have equal opportunities to succeed in ... View
Foreigner (also Alien) - Any individual who is not a national (or a citizen) of the state in which he or she is ... View
Freedom of assembly and association: It presumes that everyone has the right to peacefully meet with other people, to gather for any (lawful) purpose both in online and offline spheres, including protest, recreation, socialization, etc. without fear of governmental or other harassment or intrusion. On occasions, it can be acceptable for a public authority to restrict your rights to freedom of ... View
Freedom of expression: presumes that everyone has the freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information and ideas without any interference both in online and offline dimensions. Public authorities may restrict your right to freedom of expression if they can show that their action has a proper basis in law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national ... View
Freedom of movement - right of all people to leave and return to their state, and to move freely within the borders of their own state ... View
Female-To-Male: most commonly used to refer to a female-tomale trans person. Someone who was assigned female at birth who now identifies as male. Also called a trans man. The term is widely discussed and should be avoided as it is based on the wrong assumption that there are only two possible ... View
Gay: a person who feels sexual and/or emotional desire exclusively or predominantly for persons of her or his own sex. The term has however been misused to cover all gay men and lesbians (and sometimes even bisexuals). This has been widely discussed, and gay should therefore only be used when it is referring to men are emotionally and/or sexually attracted to other men. If the intention is to ... View
Gender: refers to people’s internal perception and experience of maleness and femaleness, and the social construction that allocates certain behaviours into male and female roles which vary across history, societies, cultures and classes. Gender is hence strongly linked to society's expectations and is not exclusively a biological matter. ... View