Through STRONG (Sustainable, Target-group oriented, Resilient and Open NGOs with Good governance) Civil Society, HRHF worked to:

  1. Strengthen capacities of CSOs for outreach and engagement with citizens and communities; 
  2. Promote and engage in dialogue between civil society and relevant stakeholders on four fundamental rights – the freedoms of expression, association, assembly and the right to be a human rights defender – nationally and internationally; and 
  3. Ensure that well-governed Human Rights Houses in the countries serve as platforms/national networks for CSOs in their countries.

Thank you to the donors of this project: 

Impact stories

Building the capacity of the next generation of Council of Europe changemakers

14 human rights defenders refined their advocacy skills and deepened their knowledge of Council of Europe (CoE) advocacy throughout 2023 as part of the Human Rights House Foundation’s Advocacy Capacity Building Programme, co-funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union. Read more here

“Without dreaming big there is no thinking big” – Network workshop on building impactful projects

From 12-15 June 2023, 20 participants from the Network of Human Rights Houses gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania, for “From Idea to Impact”, a workshop organised by Human Rights House Foundation focused on designing and implementing impactful human rights projects. Read more here.

“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. Read more here.

More stories from STRONG Civil Society

Read more about the work and projects supported by STRONG Civil Society here.

Top photo from the “Belarus. Youth. Long Live.” analysis published by RADA in partnership with Viasna Human Rights Center with the support of Human Rights House Foundation under the framework of STRONG Civil Society.