Welcome to Facing Facts!

Facing Facts! is a civil society initiative that aims to improve the recognition and recording of (and responses to) hate crime and hate speech at national level and beyond by working across civil society and public authorities.

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We are excited to announce that Facing Facts! coordinator, CEJI is now member of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH). We are honored to work in synergy with such a committed group of people to combat hate and discrimination on the internet.

The International Civil Society Centre invited our Facing Facts Coordinator, Melissa Sonnino, to write a blogpost about the work of Facing Facts! and the topic of hate crime and civil society in general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHo-zDeYNM

The first partners’ meeting and the official launch of the Facing all the Facts project took place in the beginning of December. The two year-long project aims to generate more efficient responses to hate crimes and hate speech at national level and beyond. Watch the video of the Press conference held in Brussels at Google's premises. 

 

Published on November 16th , the 2015 ODIHR hate crime report highlights an under-reporting of bias motivations and gaps in reporting across countries.

CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe is delighted to announce it has received a substantial amount from the European Commission Directorate General Justice - Fundamental rights and Union citizenship.These funds will support the new project “Facing all the Facts”.

image (c) @JuliePascoet

Mike Whine of the Community Security Trust (CST) presented Facing Facts! at the 'Human Dimension Implementation Meeting' of the OSCE-ODHIR in Warsaw...

According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, efforts to combat discrimination, especially hate crime, have not been successful. Whilst official monitoring of disability hate crime is limited, OSCE/ODIHR have recognised it as a prevalent issue facing our communities...

Asif Sadiq (National Association of Muslim Police)

“It is important for us to work closely with CSOs have a good understanding of what role the Police service and the CSOs play and to help victims have confidence in reporting things to us.

Asif Sadiq, National Association of Muslim Police