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Three death convicts were executed in Belarus on the same day (updated)

For several days Belarusian human rights defenders continue receiving information about death sentences being carried out. Henadz Yakavitski, Ivan Kulesh and Siarhei Khmialeuski were shot on the same day – 5 November. 30 Nov 2016 »

Image: EU Parliament maintains principled position in resolution on Belarus 
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EU Parliament maintains principled position in resolution on Belarus

On Thursday 24 November, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on the situation in Belarus. This addresses elections in the country, expresses concern at the lack of progress, and calls on the Belarusian authorites to address these concerns. 30 Nov 2016 »

Image: Women's Resource Center Armenia receives “With and For Girls Award”

Women's Resource Center Armenia receives “With and For Girls Award”

Women's Resource Center Armenia (WRCA), member of Human Rights House Yerevan, has received the “With and For Girls Award” in recognition of its work to improve the lives of girls. The award is administered by the With and For Girls Collective – a group of seven organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. 29 Nov 2016 »

Image: Society encourages femicide, which permanently blames the woman in the facts of violence

Society encourages femicide, which permanently blames the woman in the facts of violence

In accordance to the survey report by the UN Population Fund, every 11th women is victim of domestic violence. According to the report of the Public Defender of Georgia, 21 women were killed in Georgia in 2013, 23 women were killed in 2014 and 28 facts of femicide and attempted femicide were observed in 2015. It is brief and alarming statistics provided by the civil society in Georgia. 28 Nov 2016 »

Image: How can we resist illiberal democracy and populism?

How can we resist illiberal democracy and populism?

On day two of the #HRHN2016 Assembly, the Human Rights Houses, joined by external experts, discussed the growing trend toward illiberal democracy, autocracy, and populism, and proposed solutions for how civil society can resist this trend. 24 Nov 2016 »

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