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December 1, 2020

#StopSLAPPs: Coalition calls on EU to take action against gag lawsuits targeting watchdogs.

Human Rights House Foundation is among 60 organisations jointly calling for the EU to take action against SLAPPs – the gag lawsuits silencing journalists, activists and human rights defenders across Europe. The coalition of organisations today endorses the Model EU Anti-SLAPP Directive ahead of the European Commission’s launch of its European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP).

November 23, 2020

We don’t want to be sued into silence

More and more journalists and civil society organisations are being sued by powerful businessmen and politicians. We call on the EU to ensure those with a watchdog role are protected from gag lawsuits. This scrutiny is the lifeblood of healthy democracies, writes a group of 99 organisations including Human Rights House Foundation.

November 20, 2020

Joint statement on non-implementation of ECHR judgments against Azerbaijan

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rendered judgments identifying the politically motivated prosecution of sixteen different people in Azerbaijan. So far, only two of these judgments have been implemented – and only in regard to individual measures. The European Implementation Network has joined with eight other NGOs including Human Rights House Foundation to highlight this ongoing situation and call for urgent action.

November 16, 2020

“Change” was the heartbeat of the summer and this election campaign

“It was in spring 2020, during the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, when I started feeling that the situation was changing… Belarusians were changing.”

November 16, 2020

განაცხადების კონკურსი: სამოქალაქო საზოგადოების განვითარების საგრანტო პროგრამა

სამოქალაქო საზოგადოების განვითარების საგრანტო პროგრამის მიზანია, მხარი დაუჭიროს სამოქალაქო – საზოგადოებრივი ორგანიზაციების მიერ ისეთი პროექტების განხორციელებას, რომლებიც მიზნად ისახავენ მოქალაქეებთან და საზოგადოების წევრებთან კომუნიკაციისა და თანამშრომლობის განმტკიცებას, ასევე, სამოქალაქო საზოგადოებასა და შესაბამის ეროვნულ და საერთაშორისო აქტორებთან დიალოგის დამყარებას.

November 16, 2020

Конкурс заявок: Програма грантів для розвитку громадянського суспільства

Програма грантів для розвитку громадянського суспільства підтримує проекти, ініційовані громадянським суспільством та спрямовані на зміцнення зв’язків і взаємодії з громадянами та громадами, а також на сприяння і участь в діалозі між громадянським суспільством і відповідними національними та міжнародними зацікавленими сторонами. Термін подачі заявок: 18 Грудня 2020, до 17:00 за Центральноєвропейським часом.

November 16, 2020

Concurs de aplicații: Programul de granturi pentru dezvoltarea societății civile

Programul de granturi pentru dezvoltarea societății civile sprijină proiectele inițiate de societatea civilă și care vizează consolidarea relațiilor și interacțiunii cu cetățenii și comunitățile, precum și promovarea și participarea la dialog între societatea civilă și părțile interesate naționale și internaționale relevante. Termenul de depunere a cererilor: 18 decembrie 2020, la ora 17:00 CET.

November 16, 2020

Call for Proposals: Civil Society Grants Programme

The Civil Society Grants Programme supports civil society-led projects designed to strengthen outreach and engagement with citizens and communities as well as to promote and engage in dialogue between civil society and relevant national and international stakeholders. Application deadline: 18 December 2020, at 17:00 CET

November 9, 2020

Call for photographers

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is requesting quotations to provide photography services in several cities in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Caucasus.

November 6, 2020

Civic Solidarity Platform statement on the OSCE Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus

Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) has issued a statement on the OSCE Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus calling for the international community to undertake effective and coordinated actions to implement its recommendations. The statement is signed by several CSP member organisations including Human Rights House Foundation.

November 2, 2020

We will not give up on Belarus

For weeks we have been following the protests against Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus. Before us, we see a repetition of the large, seemingly leaderless demonstrations in recent years around the world — from Tahrir Square in Cairo, to the democracy riots in Hong Kong and Black Lives Matter in the United States, to the undulating crowd in Minsk.

October 29, 2020

Women-only protests in Belarus

“The very first women-only protest happened at midday on Wednesday, 12 August 2020. Women all dressed in white gathered in central Minsk, to show that we protesters are peaceful, and we are against violence.”