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.
“Stories from occupied Crimea” exhibited in Kyiv, Brussels and Vilnius
On May 18, the “Stories from occupied Crimea” photo exhibition opened in the capital cities of Ukraine, Belgium and Lithuania, marking the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People. The exhibition sheds light on the renewed repressions of Crimean Tatars since the 2014 occupation of the peninsula by Russia.
House-to-House project fund 2023: Call for applications (Deadline expired)
The application deadline for this opportunity has now expired. The House-to-House Project Fund provides support for collaborative initiatives to advance human rights priorities in countries with Human Rights Houses.
Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners
There are 1400+ political prisoners in Belarus, as of February 2023 and that number continues to rise. The “Letters from Lukashenka’s Prisoners” campaign aims to ensure the unjustly detained are not forgotten and that their voices are still heard from behind bars.
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.
Human Rights Houses Mission to Crimea
Aiming to break the wall of silence surrounding Crimea, representatives of Human Rights Houses from Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Belarus undertook a mission to the occupied peninsula between 14-18 September 2018.
Hand in hand for survivors of gender-based violence
Three organisations working on women’s rights in different countries have connected to share experience and advocacy strategies for combatting gender-based violence.
Tackling burnout among defenders in Ukraine
Identifying burnout at work as “the scourge of the 21st century”, two member organisations of Human Rights House Tbilisi and Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv developed a programme for human rights defenders offering guidelines and best practices to prevent and recover from burnout.