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May 10, 2019

“If you can smile in the most difficult situations, you are not yet defeated”

A key contributor to creating a human rights community in Belarus, Tatsiana Reviaka was one of the country’s first human rights defenders when she began her work in the newly-independent Belarus. Reviaka was the president of Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House between 2010 and 2018.

May 2, 2019

Second leadership academy for women defenders held in Tbilisi

Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) hosted its National Leadership Academy for the second time in Tbilisi, Georgia, in March 2019. The academy aims to support young women human rights defenders to be more active and increase their participation in policy planning and public work.

April 9, 2019

Armenian authorities urged to address growing hate speech against defenders

Armenian authorities should condemn hate speech, smear campaigns, and threats against human rights defenders, express support for defenders, and create an enabling environment, writes Human Rights House Foundation in a letter raising threats against defenders in Armenia.

March 5, 2019

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: An Agent of Change

“The activities of the human rights movement were too diverse to have a leader, but she was definitely a unifying figure.”

February 28, 2019

HRHF Statement on Women Human Rights Defenders at HRC40

During an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC40), Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement on women human rights defenders.

October 3, 2018

Strengthening Participation of Women Defenders in Politics and Society

Aiming to strengthen the participation of young women human rights defenders in politics and society, Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and France-based NGO IREX Europe organised the “National Leadership Academy” in Georgia for women human rights defenders.

August 31, 2018

Two Decades Empowering Women in Azerbaijan

For more than 20 years, Shahla Ismayil has worked to promote gender equality and further women’s empowerment and participation in Azerbaijan. Her life, achievements and inspirations tell a story of women’s rights, as well as a passion for her country and its development.

June 12, 2018

Annual Report 2017/18

Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.

May 31, 2018

Fighting for Women’s Rights and Equality in Armenia

Armenian human rights defender, Lara Aharonian, has defended equality and fairness for all with a special focus on women rights and sexual minorities for more than 15 years.