Dissemination of discriminatory information Dissemination of hate literature Promulgation of myths in education materials
Educational materials used in schools and for public information purposes may deliberately make use of words and phrases which help to develop prejudice, misunderstanding and conflict. The locally accepted standards of scholarship, justice and morality may not be applied to other nations, cultures, religions or groups, and due recognition and representation of their contribution to society may be deliberately ignored.
The debate on the relationship between free speech and pornography needs to be reframed in such a way as to make it clear that pornography is a form of hate speech directed against women, namely a form of speech that is intolerant of women's equal rights. Those who do not subscribe to this view are necessarily themselves to be considered as pornographers. In this sense there is a genre of talented writers and artists who are blatantly pornographic to a degree which would be unacceptable in relation to antisemitism or racism.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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