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The Fund

The House-to-House fund provides financial and technical support to groups of two or more Houses working in partnership to address common human rights issues in their communities.

The fund is designed to advance HRHF’s four strategic objectives:

  • Establish and support Human Rights Houses
  • Connect Human Rights Houses
  • Protect human rights defenders
  • Advance four rights core to the promotion of human rights

Established in 2017, the fund embodies the solidarity and collaborative nature at the heart of the Human Rights House concept. It helps to strengthen and connect Human Rights Houses, encourages knowledge and competency sharing, increases capabilities and capacities, and ultimately enhances impact on human rights in local communities.

A total of 21 organisations from 9 countries received funding from the House-to-House fund in 2019. Houses implemented new and innovative projects; including human rights schools for young activists, protection of human rights defenders, exchange of skills and tools to monitor closed institutions, and promotion of international standards for treatment of minors in fostering institutions.

Highlights

Human rights summer school in Tbilisi

Young people from across Georgia gathered at Human Rights House Tbilisi for an engaging programme of human rights education. Over four days in June 2017, they were taught by human rights defenders from Human Rights House Tbilisi and the Belarusian Human Rights House. These defenders helped to build the students’ knowledge and understanding of human rights.

Andrei Paluda, a trainer at the summer school, reflected on the training: “You see sometimes a person feels some kind of injustice, that their human dignity or self-esteem were violated… but they do not fully realise this is about human rights. But when the person receives related information during educational activities, they immediately begin to realise, ‘Ah, here you go, it was about human rights.”


Documenting violations of freedom of assembly

Experts from four Human Rights Houses – Belgrade, Chernihiv, Yerevan, and Zagreb – and the International Law in Advocacy project met at Human Rights House Yerevan in March 2017, to train Armenian human rights defenders on how to document and report on violations to the right to assembly.

The training was prompted by high-profile cases of violations of the right to free assembly in Armenia in recent years. This includes the “Erebuni” mass protests and arrests in Yerevan in summer 2016, and the “Electric Yerevan” protests in summer 2015. These events exposed a need for Armenian civil society to strengthen their expertise in documenting human rights violations during mass rally dispersals.


Everyone has the right to know their rights

Initially developed by Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv, the travelling exhibition “Everyone has the right to know their rights” provided an innovative way to reach out to the public on human rights issues. The 25 displays feature statements by famous people and young activists defending human rights, photographs and drawings illustrating key issues, information on historical facts related to human rights, and quotes from documents and decisions of international human rights bodies. The exhibition provides a platform for discussion of the philosophy, history, and evolution of human rights, and of standards protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The project fund facilitated the translation and adaption of the exhibition for the contexts in Belarus and Georgia and for member NGOs of the Belarusian Human Rights House and Human Rights House Tbilisi to exhibited it locally.

Projects to date

Human Rights documentation training

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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Human Rights Education

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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Fact-finding missions


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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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Something else


Project Name

4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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Project Name

4 Houses: Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights House Yerevan, Human Rights House Crimea, Human Rights House Zagreb

Duration: 4 weeks / 03.03.2019 – 20.03.2019

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