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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Harassment: an unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct for a person or persons related to particular characteristics, that has the purpose or effect of violating the dignity and of creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or neglecting environment for the latter. Particular characteristics can include sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, sexual orientation, genetic ... View
Hate crime: It encompasses offences that are motivated by hate or bias against a particular group of people. This can be based, inter alia, on sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, sexual orientation, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or other personal or social ... View
Hate speech: It covers all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance, including: intolerance expressed by aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant ... View
Heterosexism: the belief, stated or implied, that heterosexuality is superior (religiously, morally, socially, emotionally, behaviourally, and/or in some other way) to other sexualities; the presumption that all people are heterosexual (may be conscious or unconscious); the belief that all people should be heterosexual. As an institutionalized system of oppression, heterosexism negatively ... View
Heterosexual: People are classified as heterosexual on the basis of their gender and the gender of their sexual partner(s). When the partner’s gender is other than the individual’s, then the person is categorized as ... View
Homophobia: the fear, unreasonable anger, intolerance or/and hatred toward homosexuality. Homophobia can appear in various ways: Internalised Homophobia: when lesbian, gay men and bisexual people are considering and accepting heterosexuality as the correct way of being and living. Institutionalised Homophobia: when governments and authorities are acting against equality for LGB people. This ... View
Homosexual: People are classified as homosexual on the basis of their gender and the gender of their sexual partner(s). When the partner’s gender is the same as the individual’s, then the person is categorized as homosexual. It is recommended to use the terms lesbian and gay men instead of homosexual people. The terms lesbian and gay man are being considered neutral and ... View
Host Country - Country that has accepted to receive a certain number of refugees and migrants on a yearly basis by presidential, ministerial or parliamentary decision ... View
Human Rights:  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and ... View