HRMI Project Coordinator Kristina Normantaitė together with twenty other youth activists from across the OSCE region participated in a workshop on countering hate crime organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) from 25 to 27 September 2016 in Warsaw.
During the training, held on the margins of the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), participants explored the key elements of hate crimes, their impact on victims and communities, as well as measures that can be taken to counter these crimes. The activists also identified ways to assist the victims of hate crimes and enhance their capacity to monitor and report hate incidents.
The activists also participated in HDIM sessions and events held during the final day of the workshop. They had the opportunity to meet with government officials, civil society groups and representatives of international organization throughout the event.