Activity Report 2017

03.08.2018 / 16:55 / News

In 2017, ACTEDO played an active role in defending and promoting human rights in Romania. We continued to facilitate the access to justice of vulnerable groups through our programme of pro bono legal assistance, we carried out human rights advocacy work at an international level through UN mechanisms, we supported the local LGBT+ community by organising the first Cluj Pride festival, and , among other things, we participated in organisational development activities.

 

Through The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights, in 2017:

  • we received 77 applications for legal assistance
  • we facilitated the access to justice of 33 beneficiaries who claimed they suffered human rights violations related to gender-based violence, discrimination (including on the basis of disability), health, parental rights and the right to housing.

 

Between January 2015 and December 2017:

  • 163 people had improved access to justice
  • 77 lawyers became members of The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights

 

During the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, we issued 19 recommendations to the Romanian state aimed at improving the human rights situation in Romania. 11 of our recommendations on the access to justice for vulnerable groups, sexual violence, reproductive health, the right to housing and LGBTQI+ rights were endorsed by other UN states and were included in the final report containing recommendations to Romania.

 

In addition, locally we got involved in organising the first edition of the LGBT+ community festival Cluj Pride and #SpuneDrept campaign for combatting hate speech, together with our partners PRIDE Romania and Go Free.

 

For more details about all our activities, we invite you to read ACTEDO’s Activity Report for 2017.