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December 9, 2022

“The Human being is the Highest Value” – Young Armenians explore the Constitution & human rights through short films

Over the course of several months in 2022, young Armenians explored the importance of human rights in Armenia’s constitution and other issues in society through 30 short films produced as part of a project organised by “Open Platform for Art” NGO and PEN Armenia.

November 14, 2022

Calling for action on human rights situation in Eastern Europe – HRC51 overview

At the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) continued its work alongside the network of Human Rights Houses & other civil society partners in calling on the Council to address human rights challenges and support human rights defenders across Eastern Europe and beyond.

November 9, 2022

Evacuated Ukrainian activist works to return to Kherson

Following the launch of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, civic activist Artem Kostyuchenko and his family were forced to flee the Kherson region and relocate to Lviv. From there he continues his work and hopes to soon return to his home. This is article was written by Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv.

October 31, 2022

Reconnecting in times of crises: House Treff 2022

For three days in September, representatives of the network of Human Rights Houses met in Vilnius, Lithuania for House Treff 2022. This event marked the first time that the Houses were able to reconnect in-person following several years of unprecedented world events. Together, they discussed how the network can address the impact of these world events and meet common challenges together.

October 7, 2022

HRHF welcomes establishment of a Special Rapporteur on Russia but the Council’s work is not done

Human Rights House Foundation applauds the UN Human Rights Council for voting today to establish a Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Russia and thanks it for its work.

September 19, 2022

HRHF Annual Report 2021

In 2021, Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses worked in partnership to meet human rights challenges across Europe from the Thames to the Caspian. Find out how we did this and continued our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.

July 20, 2022

Celebrating free expression & cultural ties between Armenia and Georgia – Burning Poet(s)

In June 2022, a series of events organised by PEN Armenia, PEN Georgia and PEN America, and entitled “Burning Poet(s)” was held in Armenia highlighting and celebrating the cultural ties between Armenia and Georgia, and bringing the literary communities of both countries together to highlight free expression and human rights in the South Caucasus.

May 28, 2021

International Human Rights School for Young Activists

150+ young activists from across Eastern Europe and the Caucasus participated in over 100 hours of online training in a new school for young human rights defenders launched by six Human Rights Houses in 2020.

April 28, 2021

HRHF Annual Report 2020

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In our annual report, discover how Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses adapted to meet these new challenges and continue our work together to advance human rights at home and abroad.