The newly rejuvenated PEN Georgian Center is launching a series of discussions on hate speech and the role of The Writer in working against discrimination of vulnerable groups and minorities. The project aims at bringing writers from the Eastern Partnership countries (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova) together and raise awareness of hate speech campaigns in all 6 countries to discuss how they are similar or different, and what to do about them.
By starting a discussion on hate speech and hate crime, the PEN Georgian Centre aims to raise awareness on the topic by bringing opinion makers and respected writers together. The writers, on the one hand, will write blogs (opinions) about the situation in their respective countries.
The project partner is The German Marshall Fund of the United States.