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“Hate speech, gender, social networks and political parties” (GENHA) is an European project (Reference: 875388) coordinated by Antigona Group, research group from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain. The duration of the GENHA project is 2 years since 01/02/2020 (starting date of the project). The GENHA project was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).”


The general objective of the project is to identify and analyse how the hate speech against the ‘ideology of gender’ has been appropriated by extreme right political parties in Europe using the social networks and internet. It also aims to propose which type of legal and public policies the Member States and the European Union can implement to protect the human rights at stake.


The specific objectives are:

  1. To map where, when and how the extreme right political parties use the hate speech against gender theories through the social networks in the participating countries;
  2. To analyse the content of this hate speech against gender theories and its political use and justification;
  3. To identify the national and European legal frameworks to address this type of hate speech;
  4. To identify and analyse the European and national case law dealing with these cases;
  5. To identify and study possible self regulations and norms of the social networks where these hate speeches take place;
  6. To propose legal interventions and public policies to address this type of hate speech