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.
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.”
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.
We stand with Belarus
Download our “We Stand With Belarus” graphics pack to show your support on the Global Day of Solidarity with Belarus, 20 September 2020.
HRHF urges immediate stop to the use of violence against peaceful protesters and calls on the international community to use all diplomatic measures to pressure authorities to do so
Human Rights House Foundation strongly condemns the widespread disproportionate use of violence on the part of the Belarusian authorities during and following the August 9 presidential election. The use of violence against peaceful protesters must end immediately and the fundamental human rights of the Belarusian people must be respected.
HRC44: Human rights situation in Belarus
On 10 July 2020, Human Rights House Foundation delivered a statement at the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Belarus. HRHF called for the renewal the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and that the Council insists that Belarus takes immediate remedial action to address current human rights violations and concrete steps to ensure no further escalation around the August presidential election.
HRHF Annual Report 2019/20
Discover in our 2019/20 annual report how Human Rights House Foundation protected and advanced the rights of human rights defenders, strengthened independent civil society, and supported a strong, active network of Human Rights Houses.
Crackdowns by Azerbaijan Authorities under the Guise of COVID-19 Response
Human Rights House Foundation and the network of Human Rights Houses express our alarm at increasing attacks by Azerbaijani authorities on peaceful protests and dissenting and opposition voices witnessed since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. We call on the authorities to immediately cease these human rights violations and for the international community to hold the authorities accountable.