Ukraine: Helping the helpers
“We work with those who provide support to others and we call them ‘helpers’.” As a result of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country’s population has a greater need for support from human rights defenders, social workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, etc. Wika Solonitsyna (top photo), Programme Coordinator and Co-founder of AHALAR (member organisation of Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv), sheds light on how her organisation provides valuable assistance to helpers in Ukraine.
HRHF Annual Report 2022
2022 was a year of unprecedented assaults on human rights stemming from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. More than ever, the Network of Human Rights Houses came together to strengthen and advance human rights. Read our 2022 Annual Report.
New Human Rights House established in Banja Luka
Human Rights House Banja Luka has joined the network of Human Rights Houses as its newest member. The House will play a crucial role in promoting and protecting human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region.
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.
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.
Defending human rights together for three decades: the very first Human Rights House celebrates its 30th anniversary
On 1st September 2022, the very first Human Rights House – Human Rights House Oslo – was finally able to celebrate its 30th anniversary following a delay due to the pandemic and a change of premises.
Uheldige endringer i visumpraksis for russiske borgere bør reverseres
Human Rights House Foundation og flere norske organisasjoner oppfordrer justisministeren til å sørge for at Norge har en fleksibel visumpraksis som gir rom for at russiske borgere som er utsatt for økt press fra myndighetene får visum.
Regjeringen må øke støtten til de som kjemper for menneskerettighetene
Krigen mot Ukraina har vist at frihet, demokrati og menneskerettigheter ikke kan tas for gitt. Det er verdier som må kjempes for. Menneskerettighetsforkjempere verden over risikerer livet for disse verdiene hver dag. Bare i 2021 ble minst 358 aktivister drept.
Statsbudsjettet 2022: Styrket FN, sivilt samfunn, menneskerettighetsforsvarere, med vekt på Europa
Over en rekke år har vi sett at gapet mellom internasjonale standarder og nasjonal etterlevelse av menneskerettigheter blir større. Les HRHFs anbefalinger til Utenriks- og forsvarskomiteen nedenfor.