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 .



Mobilising Civic Action to Counter Violent Extremism Online and Offline.


#defyhatenow Ethiopia

Hate Speech Mitigation Intervention in Benishangul-Gumuz,

#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

#defyhatenow News

#Youth4Peace Video Challenge: Engaging Young Persons To Add Their Voices To Peace!

As part of activities celebrating the 2023 Youth Day, #defyhatenow engaged internet users to create and share video with messages of peace; three female winners emerged. 

Engager les jeunes promoteurs de paix pour #UnCamerounSansHaine!

En février, nos priorités vont de la participation aux…

Engaging Young Peacebuilders for a #HateFreeCameroon!

In February, our key focus of the month ranged from participating…

Balbine MANGA on Women in Peacebuilding

#defyhatenow_Cameroon had a brief chat with Barrister Balbine MANGA on the role of women in peacebuilding, and we hope you are as smitten with her as we were. Read on….

Une conversation avec Mme Sandrine Moussima

Questionnaire de #defyhatenow pour les femmes dans la construction de la paix

A conversation with Ndi Nancy Saiboh  

The #defyhatenow Cameroon initiative caught up with Ms. Ndi Nancy Saiboh about her work, here is our conversation;

Colloque National: Discours de haine et violences au Cameroun

Le département de sociologie de l’université de yaoundé i avec l’appui technique du laboratoire camerounais d’études et de recherches sur les sociétés contemporaines (ceresc) en collaboration avec #defyhatenow Cameroon organisent un colloque national sur le thème : discours de haine et violences au Cameroun : genèses sociales, formes émergentes et pistes de réponse. Du 10 au 12 Mai 2023, Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroun.

National Symposium: Hate speech and violence in Cameroon

The Department Of Sociology Of The University Of Yaoundé I With The Technical Support Of The Cameroon Laboratory For Research On Contemporary Societies (Ceresc) In collaboration with Civic Watch, Country Implementation partner of #defyhatenow initiative in Cameroon is organizing a NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Theme: Hate speech and violence in Cameroon: Social origins, emerging forms and possible responses. From 10-12 May 2023, The University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.

The radio a powerful medium for Building a #HateFreeCameroon

The first advancement in telecommunications was radio, the first…

The #237footBERLIN calendar 2023

Featuring Cameroonian diaspora football clubs based in Berlin in an effort to identify and support the voices in these clubs that can help support peacebuilding efforts in Cameroon.

CIPESA, DefyHateNow Support Fact-Checking in South Sudan

This project demonstrates that collaborative efforts in knowledge and skills building can contribute to equipping people with the tools and resources to keep communities safe.

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