Facts Against Hate
The objective of the project Facts against Hate is to improve the effectiveness of work against hate crime and hate speech. The project runs from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2021.
Why was the project started?
Hate speech and hate crime are a societal problem despite the fact that a number of measures have been taken to identify, address and prevent them. In recent years, hate speech has taken new forms, such as the so-called targeting of professionals in different fields.
Many international human rights bodies have paid attention to the increase in racism and discrimination in Finland and urged Finland to step up its efforts.
The objective of the project is to improve the effectiveness of work against hate crime and hate speech. The project aims to develop data collection, hate crime reporting and local cooperation practices, among other things. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of Justice, and the project partners are the Ministry of the Interior, the Police University College, Anti-Racist Forum ry, the Centre for Peace Studies (Croatia), and INAR (Ireland).