Women’s activist: Hate speech can destroy this country
“Hate speech has the potential to instill long term hatred in society,” warns Angelina Daniel, a South Sudanese women’s activist and civil society campaigner.
Angelina says words that attack a person or group based on their gender, ethnic origin, religion or race can completely destroy the country.
In an impassioned call to the people of South Sudan, Angelina says that, in the absence of a specific law targeting it, countering hate speech should be a collective effort of politicians, women, youth and all South Sudanese citizens.
Angelina Daniel spoke to Lucy Jubara in this powerful interview. She started by describing what hate speech is, and warning that hateful words only increase violence and suffering.
The United Nations Security Council in November 2016 expressed deep alarm over the escalation of ethnic violence and hate speech and incitements to violence in South Sudan.
Click the link for the full Council statement https://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12596.doc.htm