Speaking Up for Human Rights

Human Rights Consortium Scotland is celebrating Human Rights Day. Communicating to service users and to the public about human rights is vital but can be challenging. UK experts will speak about what works and what doesn’t work, and what can make messaging around human rights both positive and effective.Including speakers from Equally Ours, Amnesty International… Read more »

OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference

At the conference, civil society representatives from throughout the OSCE region will discuss urgent human dimension issues and their impact on the OSCE comprehensive security concept.

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States is Europe’s largest annual human rights and democracy conference. It is organized every year by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as a platform for 57 OSCE participating States, Partners for Co-operation, OSCE structures, civil society, international organizations and other relevant… Read more »

Study session: Active citizenship in the refugee crisis – local projects for the global exchange network

The aim of this session is to highlight a mutual contribution and underline the exchange of diverse practices and experiences between refugee organisations, exchange organisation, refugees, volunteers, professionals and beyond. Our aim is to encourage active citizenship and working together towards inclusion as a main purpose to ignite constructive collaborations and partnerships with a special… Read more »

Fundamental Rights Forum

The Forum looks at existing challenges and good practices as well as future challenges and opportunities. We provide space to enable dynamic and respectful dialogue, and knowledge sharing where different views can stimulate innovative ways forward.The Forum aims at having a tangible impact for the benefit of everyone in the EU. We encourage actors to… Read more »

Deaf Reach: A transformational education in Pakistan

Participation fee: free“In Pakistan there are 1.25 million deaf children of school age, yet less than 2% attend school! Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is seeking to bridge this gap via its Deaf Reach Program. Seven Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centres provide free education for deaf students and are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur,… Read more »

NGOs under threat: Conference on the shrinking civil society space

In some countries, new laws and government decisions have blocked the ability of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to fully participate in public policy, often through restrictions on access to foreign funding. Human rights defenders have been harassed or arrested, and NGOs closed down.The Conference of INGOs will hold a debate on 6 and 7 June in… Read more »