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Minority Rights Advocacy in the EU: A guide to NGOs in Eastern Partnership Countries

Over recent years, the European Union (EU) has become the most influential player in the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP). It is both a prominent development actor and a relevant political force in the region. For EaP countries’ minorities this is a particularly hopeful process; with some EaP countries successfully signing Association Agreements with the EU, […]

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Assessment document on the Implementation of the National Concept on Tolerance and Civic Integration and Action Plan for 2009-2014

The National Concept for Tolerance and Civic Integration is based on the Constitution of Georgia, as well as Georgia’s international responsibilities. In order to assure a broad public consensus, all interested parties were given the opportunity to participate in the process of developing the Tolerance and National Integration Strategy and Action Plan. The document was […]

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Georgia in Transition

The Introduction of the report gives brief summaries of the main concerns and reflections  of the EU Special Adviser on Constitutional and Legal Reform and Human Rights in Georgia. The body of the report goes deeper into seven key areas in relation to human rights: judiciary, penitentiary, law enforcement, minority rights, political participation, freedom of […]

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Parallel report submitted to the 51st session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in relation to the second periodic report submitted by: Belarus

This parallel report focuses on the extent to which Belarus has met its obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the rights to equality and non-discrimination. The submission is concerned with Belarus’s performance under Article 2(2) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and with the impact which discrimination has on the enjoyment […]

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Belarus

This country report analyses the human rights violations in Belarus. It provides detailed information about such violations, classifying them by categories.

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Members

COTAARM – Comunitatea Originarilor din Tarile Africii si Asiei in Republica Moldova

COTAARM was founded on April 14, 1998 through the voluntary activity of its members and succeeded in projecting different categories of immigrants with the assistance of Helsinki Committee for Human rights in Moldova. Members of COTAARM have been living for more then 10 years in Republic of Moldova, until present they have limited legal support […]

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Public Movement Multinational Georgia

Public Movement “Multinational Georgia” (PMMG) – civil movement which has been created in year 1999 uniting citizens of Georgia representing different ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. PMMG – is umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field […]

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No Borders Project / Social Action Centre

SAC/No Borders Project (Ukraine) provides legal assistance for refugees/asylum seekers & victims of hate crime & discrimination. It has strategic litigation experience at national/European level, & is a leading member of the Ukrainian national coalition on anti-discrimination.  As well as implementing Ukraine activities, SAC will provide competencies in working with non-traditional and visible minorities.

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News
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Advocacy through education and empowerment – that was the Charity Foundation “Progress” strategy for roma rights advocacy campaign in Zakarpatska region

The campaign focused on empowering local Roma community through education and motivation. 15 young motivated Roma leaders actively participated in 3 advocacy trainings that resulted with specific outcomes – 3 micro advocacy campaigns plans. The young leaders as well as other communities members trained their skills while flash-mob on September 5th. The event aimed to […]

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145 Roma activists took part in “Strengthening cooperation of Roma community and regional authorities” advocacy campaign in Poltava region

The campaign aimed to build bridges between Roma community and decision makers in order to promote Roma rights. The goal was achieved through meetings with local authorities where major problems of Roma people in the region were discussed. 240 Roma received brochures with major local state agencies contacts. Roma community started dialogue with specific departments of […]

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Tolerance for diversity – “Non discrimination, advocacy and national cultures development”

Kyiv based NGO “Tolerspace” works with young minorities community leaders, teenagers and kids of various backgrounds. The NGO annually conducts kids and teenagers camps, where they gather children of several ethnic and religious backgrounds to ruin stereotypes about each other and build bridges instead. The campaign conducted by Kyiv-based “Tolerspace” aimed to increase advocative capacities […]

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Building bridges between minorities for stronger advocacy

The Kremenchug based NGO “Cultural Dialogue” works for tolerance and diversity promotion in the region. The campaign within EaPMN project conducted by “Cultural Dialogue” aimed to increase cooperation between various minorities and public in the region in order to strengthen tolerance and counter prejudices against minorities. 264 people took part in project activities. The campaign […]

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Ukrainian and Jewish community of Moldova implement joint campaign

Project entitled “EU pro-active” has been implemented by Association of the Ukrainian Youth in Moldova “Zlagoda” in partnership with the Jewish Community of Moldova. Their join initiative aimed promotion of the EU values and information delivery about the EaP as well as the EaP minority network to the broader audience. One of the main elements […]

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Expanding Network? Concluding conference of the EaPMN

On 7th and 8th of December 2015, the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network hosted its final Best Practice Seminar to share experiences and methodologies applied while delivering and facilitating local advocacy as well as the EaP information campaigns by minority activists and civil society organizations in the countries of EaP. The seminar was opened with the key […]

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Towards Convergence? Anti-discrimination Policies and Minority Rights Protection in the EaP Countries and the EU

The aim of the conference was to share experiences of and strengthen networking among minority representatives, civil society organizations and decision-makers on effective implementation of the anti-discrimination framework guaranteeing minority rights.

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EaPMN at the OSCE ODIHR Human dimension implementation meeting

An implementing partner of the EaPMN in Armenia, Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation, represented by Armen Grigoryan, has been presented at the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland. Mr Grigoryan made a statement regarding the situation of the national minorities in Armenia, and stressed the importance of the adoption of […]

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EaPMN at the EaP CSF WG1 conference in Brussels

On June 8-9, 2015 EaP Civil Society Forum under the Working Group I on Democracy and Human Rights has held an advocacy conference in Brussels. EaPMN members, Artur Sakunts, Armenia and Nicolai Radita, Moldova have been participating during the meetings in Brussels. EaPMN will be presenting a short report on situation of minority rights and […]

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National Advocacy Campaign in Moldova

Advocacy campaign “EU Pro-Active” was implemented by the Association of Ukrainian Youth in Moldova “Zlagoda”. The first stage of the campaign aimed at training of the 15 young leaders and has been held on 11-14 September 2014 in Chisinau. The training course aimed at the promotion of the European values and Eastern Partnership cooperation principles […]

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