Building Trust Among Communities in Africa

Targeted Peace Campaigns

Peace Meetups and Workshops for Civic Engagements

#defyhatenow was initiated in early 2014 by r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH (Berlin), and supported from 2015 through 2018, with means of the German Federal Foreign Office via the ifa/zivik programme for civic conflict resolution as a comprehensive programme “Mobilising Civic Action Against Hate Speech and Directed Social Media Incitement to Violence in South Sudan” and after 2016 including its neighbouring countries Kenya, Uganda and Sudan.

In 2019 the #defyhatenow Community Based Organisation was legally registered in South Sudan, while further crisis intervention initiatives have been introduced in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Sudan.

 #defyhatenow initiative works on providing community-based and data-driven solutions to the problem of hate speech, disinformation and misinformation. Our work focuses on creating a framework for increasing trust between stakeholders through mobilizing civic action against all forms of hate speech and incitement to violence, including through disinformation created via the Covid-19 pandemic. #defyhatenow seeks to support the voices and actions of citizens working against online induced conflict within and outside affected regions by bringing youth, community leaders, grassroots organizations and further civil society stakeholders into a peace-oriented media and information literacy framework. Bridging gaps of knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with access to technology and those without, #defyhatenow is a growing network of online and offline peacebuilders.

South Sudan

#defyhatenow South Sudan

An urgent community peace-building, training and conflict reconciliation project .

Cameroon

#defyhatenow_Cameroon

Mobilising Civic Action to Counter Violent Extremism Online and Offline.

Ethiopia

#defyhatenow Ethiopia

Hate Speech Mitigation Intervention in Benishangul-Gumuz,
Ethiopia.

#defyhatenow Focus Areas

Social Media Analysis , Monitoring and Citizen Data

Activism , Art , Campaigns

Open Tech and Emergency Response

Education, Trauma Relief And Psychosocial Support

Policy Development and Political Leadership

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