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First Person: Combatting stereotypes to prevent violence against women in Azerbaijan

First Person: Combatting stereotypes to prevent violence against women in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani activist Maryam Majidova is fighting to improve gender equality in her country, and address the daily challenges faced by women and girls. First Person: Combatting stereotypes to prevent violence ...
"An endless series of violence"

“An endless series of violence”

This is banal extortion, blackmail, punishment for non-compliance with some requirements, coercion to testify, including false ones, against oneself or someone else. "An endless series of violence" Sergei Savelyev - ...
Hundreds march in Ukraine in annual tribute to controversial Nazi collaborator

Hundreds march in Ukraine in annual tribute to controversial Nazi collaborator

Stepan Bandera led the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which fought alongside Nazi Germany during the Second World War, killed thousands of Jews and Poles Hundreds march in Ukraine in annual tribute ...
In 2020, one fourth of the country’s population lived in absolute poverty, while 10% lived in conditions of extreme poverty

In 2020, one fourth of the country’s population lived in absolute poverty, while 10% lived in conditions of extreme poverty

Poverty is significant and is expanding, while among children this phenomenon is worrisome. The population’s access to community services increased the past decade. In 2020, one fourth of the country’s ...
Russia orders closure of human rights group Memorial

Russia orders closure of human rights group Memorial

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the closure of Memorial International, one of the country's most prominent NGOs. Russia orders closure of human rights group Memorial Russia's Supreme Court on ...
Professor of the Odessa Maritime Academy was reprimanded for using a textbook written by him

Professor of the Odessa Maritime Academy was reprimanded for using a textbook written by him

Professor of the Odessa National Maritime Academy Nikolai Primachev received the first reprimand in his more than 60-year career for using a textbook in Russian in teaching. Professor of the ...
Александр Гапоненко

Human rights defenders from the Baltic states spoke about the persecution in the UN Security Council

The UN hosted an online meeting of experts at the Security Council on the topic "The situation of national minorities and the problems of glorification of Nazism in the Baltic ...
The website of the human rights project "OVD-Info" is blocked in Russia

The website of the human rights project “OVD-Info” is blocked in Russia

The decision to block the site was made by a court in the Moscow region. OVD-Info has not yet received a message from Roskomnadzor about the reasons for the blocking. ...
Trial of "Memorial" *: "The lack of marking of the foreign agent causes depression"

Trial of “Memorial” *: “The lack of marking of the foreign agent causes depression”

Trial of "Memorial" *: "The lack of marking of the foreign agent causes depression" At the trial on the liquidation of the human rights "Memorial" *, prosecutors insisted that human ...
Not all dictators live out their days in peace. December 25th anniversary of the execution of one of them

Not all dictators live out their days in peace. December 25th anniversary of the execution of one of them

Not all dictators live out their days in peace. December 25th anniversary of the execution of one of them Nicolae Ceausescu, who headed the Romanian Communist Party since 1965, was ...
Putin on torture of Irkutsk prisoners: look at Europe and the United States

Putin on torture of Irkutsk prisoners: look at Europe and the United States

Putin on torture of Irkutsk prisoners: look at Europe and the United States Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the massive violence in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service, ...
Monitoring of the civil proceeding in the case of the care and upbringing of a child of Araksi and Artak Asatryan (court hearing on December 15, 2021)

Monitoring of the civil proceeding in the case of the care and upbringing of a child of Araksi and Artak Asatryan (court hearing on December 15, 2021)

Monitoring of the civil proceeding in the case of the care and upbringing of a child of Araksi and Artak Asatryan (court hearing on December 15, 2021) On December 15, ...
Monitoring of the criminal case on the organization and participation in mass riots and robbery (hearing 12/15/2021).

Monitoring of the criminal case on the organization and participation in mass riots and robbery (hearing 12/15/2021).

On December 15, 2021, at the court of first instance in the city of Yerevan, a hearing was held on the application of detention in custody of N. Mantashyan. Since ...
New footage of torture of Russian prisoners published

New footage of torture of Russian prisoners published

New footage of torture of Russian prisoners published A video from the FSIN institution in Krasnoyarsk with beatings of a convict was published on the network The human rights project ...
Hungary: LGBTQI amendments incompatible with international human rights standards says Venice Commission

Hungary: LGBTQI amendments incompatible with international human rights standards says Venice Commission

These amendments introduce prohibitions and/or restrictions on any depiction or discussion of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in the public sphere, including schools and the media Hungary: LGBTQI amendments ...
Human rights in Ukraine: to be or not to be

Human rights in Ukraine: to be or not to be

What is the situation with the protection of human rights in Ukraine and what else needs to be done in this direction, said the lawyer, Oleksandr Matvienko. Human rights in ...