The prevention and fight against hate speech is one of the thematic priorities and lines of action provided for under the “Barcelona City of Rights” Government Programme Measure. All manifestations of hate speech (racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, LGTBI-phobia, antiziganism, aporophobia, etc.) conceal a common denominator: rejection of and discrimination against people seen to be different. Such discrimination are the seeds which, once sown and irrigated, germinate into failures in social cohesion and problems in positive community life.
To prevent these problems, Barcelona City Council has planned several specific initiatives for preventing and fighting against discrimination and hate speech, notable among which are: