Member initiatives

From 5 to 10 October, the Human Rights Center Viasna will hold Week Against the Death Penalty, full of events and information on the painful issues raised by human rights activists in the Belarusian society.
Human rights and freedom of expression organisations - ARTICLE 19, Reporters Without Borders, Privacy International, EDRI, Vrijschrift, Open Rights Group, INDEX, English PEN and Access Now - strongly urge the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to support the Resolution on Massive Eavesdropping in Europe.
Civil society organisations ask world leaders to challenge Russia about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country ahead of the G20 meeting that will take place in St. Petersburg on 5-6 September.
Human Rights House - Voronezh faces a real threat of closure again. On 13 August, human rights defenders learnt the local authorities of Voronezh decided not to prolong the rental agreement for the Human Rights House office.
In a letter to the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyevin and the Prosecutor General Zakir, several Human Rights NGOs express a profound concern regarding the continued harassment and intimidation of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova and the resulting interference in her work.
More than 150 civil society organisations defending human rights, digital rights and media rights in countries as far afield as the UK to Uruguay, from the USA to Ukraine to Uganda, have written to President Obama to urge him to end the prosecution of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers like him.
NGOs from different countries of the world announced the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society of Belarus. It will be held on 4 August, on the second anniversary of the arrest of a well-known Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.
Index on Censorship launches a petition calling on European Union Heads of Government to stop the US, UK and other governments from carrying out mass surveillance.
The International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus accepts applications for the post of the Representative on Human Rights Defenders.
Human Rights House – Voronezh is asking for public support as it faces closure.
The Memorandum is based on the recognition that human rights organizations from across this region can significantly benefit from coordination, cooperation and mutual solidarity.
Civil society is challenged in Russia today - and it is relevant to the situation with civil society all over the world.
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