My COVID-19 Story: Peacebuilding Skills
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social media and online communication have become essential tools for maintaining social connections. In contrast, this crisis has also witnessed an increase in online hate speech, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism and other violent narratives related to intolerance and discrimination.
Despite this, many young people have been independently promoting positive narratives and engaging in peacebuilding activities during the COVID-19 crisis. In April 2020, UNESCO launched the “My COVID-19 Story” campaign to provide a space for young women and men around the world to share their views, experiences and initiatives. Many dimensions have resulted from these 150+ submissions.