April 26, 2024

Building Resilience of Civil Society in Ukraine: Wellbeing as a Cornerstone of Sustainability

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, the resilience of those affected is tested daily. The psychological toll on the Ukrainian population is profound, with widespread reports of trauma, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. Ukrainian civil society organisations have mobilised to provide critical support to those in need while often needing support themselves. HRHF asked the partners from the Network of Human Rights Houses about the connection between mental health and human rights and what kind of role mental health support plays in the resilience of Ukrainian civil society.

April 24, 2024

New and renewed mandates on Belarus and Ukraine adopted – Our work at HRC55

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) advocated alongside partners during the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on human rights issues including calling for the renewal of key mechanisms and mandates.

March 27, 2024

HRHF Annual Report 2023

The human rights situation across the regions where Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) works was further influenced by military conflict and crackdown against independent civil society. Despite this, we continued to work closely with the Network of Human Rights Houses to protect and advance human rights. Read our 2023 Annual Report.

March 19, 2024

HRC55: The situation for Ukrainians abducted, forcibly displaced or imprisoned by Russia

On 19 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the situation for Ukrainian civilians abducted, forcibly displaced, as well as imprisoned by Russia in the context of its ongoing full-scale invasion of Ukraine

March 18, 2024

A Human Rights Tour of the OSCE Region

On 18 March 2024, Human Rights House Foundation and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee organised a civil society event where 20 CSO representatives briefed OSCE delegations in Vienna on the human rights situations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Türkiye and Ukraine.

February 28, 2024

Education Under Fire in Ukraine

In this exhibition, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv (EHRHC) turns its lens on schools in Ukraine that the Russian Federation has destroyed. See the exhibition live in Oslo from 4-10 March 2024 at VegaScene as part of the 2024 HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival.

February 26, 2024

“Russian military aggression followed by the full-scale invasion is all due to impunity, which began with Crimea… we still don’t know where it might lead in the end.”

On 26 February Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. Ten years ago on that day thousands of Crimean activists gathered outside the Crimean Parliament to show resistance against Russian occupation and in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. This resistance still continues today in different forms. In this interview, HRHF asked four prominent Crimean human rights defenders and representatives of Human Rights House Crimea member organisations, to reflect on the situation in Crimea over the past decade and share their perspectives about the future.

February 26, 2024

Statement on the 10th Anniversary of Crimea’s Resistance to Russian Occupation

On the 10th anniversary of the Russian occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Human Rights House Crimea, alongside its member organisations, and Human Rights House Foundation, reaffirms our unwavering commitment to the rights and freedoms of the people of the temporarily occupied Crimea. We demand justice and accountability for the egregious violations of human rights that have transpired since 2014 and have intensified since February 2022.

February 22, 2024

“The perpetrators of human rights violations and war crimes must be held accountable… we won’t stop [until then].”

Ahead of the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, HRHF spoke with Ukrainian human rights defender Liudmyla Yankina about the main challenges facing civil society, and the situation for human rights in Ukraine. We also discussed what has changed over the last two years through the prism of her work protecting representatives of civil society.