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11 Oct 2019
In 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)—with support from the European Union—opened four new Temporary Reception Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are designated for vulnerable migrants: families and single men. The...
08 Oct 2019
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has prepared a submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on children’s right to a healthy environment, in advance of its 2020 annual meeting on this topic. The impact of environmental...
01 Jul 2019
The Council of Europe's Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is concerned about the rising racism and hate speech cases, discrimination against Roma and LGBT communities, as well as the insufficient criminal justice response in Romania...
06 Jun 2019
According to the 2019 Fundamental Rights Report, the European Union’s accomplishments regarding the protection and promotion of human rights are undermined by growing intolerance and violations of fundamental human rights norms in EU Member States...
23 May 2019
“Immigrants in the Media”, a European Commission-funded project, explores the effects of different types of information and variations of language used when reporting on immigrants. The experimental studies find that when news are positive,...
22 May 2019
In the context of the European Union (EU) membership application process being advanced in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), EU institutions have been assessing the state of human rights, protection of minority groups and gender equality in the...
20 May 2019
‘Moldpres News Agency’ reports that from 1 January 2020, the Republic of Moldova will be part of the United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF Executive Board. The decision was made at a meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The...
24 Apr 2019
The Netherlands Embassy in Budapest opened two calls for applications for projects focusing on Hungary. The deadline for application is 24 June 2019, 9 am. One of the projects is funded by the Human Rights Fund 2019, the other one by the Democracy...
15 Oct 2018
The Council of Europe (CoE) Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović calls upon Member States to improve the human rights situation of LGBTI migrants. Around the world LGBTI people face gross human rights violation and as Dunja Mijatović puts it ‘...
24 Sep 2018
Today marks day one of Social Service Workforce Week. Celebrated annually for the last five years, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance invites you to get involved throughout the week in advocating for greater funding, policy and...

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