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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Accommodation Centre - Any place used for the collective housing of asylum seekers ... View
Advocacy: The practice of advocacy is the pursuit of influencing outcomes. More specifically, advocacy is the deliberate process of influencing those who make or have responsibility for implementing policy decisions.In human rights sphere, it is the process for advocating for changes in national or international laws and policies that violate human rights and fundamental ... View
Age of consent: The minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent of consenting to sexual acts. The age of consent has differed between heterosexual and homosexual acts in most European countries. However this has been equalized in all countries except Cyprus and Greece where there are still an unequal age of consent. ... View
Any individual who is not a national (or a citizen) of the state in which he or she is ... View
Ally: A person who is a member of a majority group who is engaged through his or her personal and professional affairs to end oppression by advocating for minority population. There are allies to racial and ethnic minorities, religious beliefs, sexual minorities, etc.For allies, the belief that all persons regardless of age, sex, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other ... View
Asexuality: an asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Asexual people have the same emotional needs as everybody else and are just as capable of forming intimate relationships. Asexuality should not be misinterpreted as celibacy, which is a choice or a certain situation. Some consider asexuality as a sexual orientation. ... View
Assimilation - Adaptation of one ethnic or social group – usually a minority – to another. Assimilation involves the subsuming of language, traditions, values, mores and behavior or even fundamental vital interests. Although the traditional cultural practices of the group are unlikely to be completely abandoned, on the whole assimilation will lead one group to be socially ... View
Asylum - A form of protection given by a state to people who flee persecution from another state. The protection includes permission to remain in the territory of the asylum country, and humane standards of treatment. ... View
People searching for refugee status and international ... View
Biphobia: It is the fear, unreasonable anger, intolerance or/and hatred toward bisexuality and bisexual people. This phobia may exists among heterosexuals, gay men, lesbians, or by bisexuals themselves, and is often related to multiple negative stereotypes of bisexuals centre on the belief that bisexuality does not exist and on the generalisation that bisexuals are ... View