Danish Report: Work Stream 3: Fokus Group Interviews: Militants from the other Side: Anti-bodies to Hate-Speech in Denmark

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The purpose of this national report is to analyze the role of social movements/organizations/initiatives in the struggle against racism, discrimination, hate-speech and behavior in Denmark. The first part includes a brief summary of the Danish political landscape for the democratic anti-bodies. This is followed by a mapping of voluntary movements/groups/organizations comparing the diverse policies and strategies towards racism, discrimination and hate-speech and behavior as well as the kind of activities, campaigns and demonstrations they have been engaged. The focus is on collaborations and negotiations/networking between the democratic anti-bodies as well as on the struggles between anti-bodies and groups practicing hate-speech/behavior. This part contributes to identify gaps in our knowledge about what is going on – not only at the national level but also beyond and below the nation state – at the transnational and local levels. Some of the groups work mainly on the local municipality level in Copenhagen, for example Sabaah, while others are national organizations, which are part of European wide or EU sponsored networks, for example, SOS against Racism. The second and main part of the report is an in depth analysis of organizations and groups engaged in the active struggles against racism, discrimination, hate-speech and hate-crimes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato22 dec. 2014
Antal sider27
Projekt nr.461002
Afsluttet22/12/2014
StatusUdgivet - 22 dec. 2014

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