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ACTEDO’s submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

In January 2018, in Geneva, Romania will be under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which will assess its compliance with international human rights standards and the latest developments in the area of human rights. The basis of the Review is the UN Charter, International Treaties, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and government commitments in […] Read more

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When the State Doesn’t Care. A Guide to Accessing Justice for Violations of Children’s Rights in Care Institutions in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus

When the State Doesn’t Care is an advocacy guide brought to you by Child Rights International Network – CRIN, with contributions from ACTEDO, addressing the issue of access to justice of children facing abuse and neglect in care institutions in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus. The guide aims to provide children’s rights advocates information on […] Read more

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Infographic The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights – 2016

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Activity Report 2016

2016 was a full year for ACTEDO, a year in which we coordinated two national projects, we organised conferences, workshops, trainings and social events, and in which we received two significant awards, which recognize the contribution ACTEDO has brought in Romania. Some of our most notable results in 2016 are:  THE PRO BONO NETWORK FOR HUMAN […] Read more

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ACTEDO’s 2015 Activity Report is out

We kindly invite you to browse through ACTEDO’s most recent Activity Report, which contains the organisation’s most important results and activities in 2015, in the 3 strategic programmes that we follow: 1. Access to Justice  – 2015 marks the first year of The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights. With the help of the EEA Grant […] Read more

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Joint Opinion on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention

This joint opinion analyses various aspects and provisions of the Convention which still require transposition into domestic law, without aiming to be an exhaustive or comprehensive analysis of the primary, secondary or tertiary legislative instruments or of the institutional framework which regulates this field. The purpose of this joint opinion is to highlight those aspects […] Read more

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Urgent need for Sexual Violence Referral Centres

Almost 28.5% of women (3 million women) in Romania are victims of physical and/or sexual violence throughout their lives, and 6% of women (600,000 women) fall victim to sexual violence. Thus, sexual violence constitutes a matter of national public health which requires urgent action. Moreover, sexual violence is one of the least reported and sanctioned crimes. […] Read more

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Infographic – Sexual Assault Referral Centres

With this infographic, we aim to highlight the obstacles that a victim of sexual violence face, in Romania, from the difficulty in obtaining a medical certificate to filing a complaint or accessing basic healthcare and legal aid. There is an urgent need for sexual violence referral centres in Romania which are able to provide integrated services. As part and coordinators of the NGO Network, Breaking the Silence against Sexual Violence we advocate for the respect of human rights of the victims of sexual violence and urge the authorities to take measures. Read more

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One year of the Pro Bono Network for Human Rights

The clearinghouse run by ACTEDO, The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights, has completed one year of activity! It was a year of positively solved cases, of challenges and lessons learned, all of which we are pleased to present in The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights. Report: 2015 – The First Year of Activity.  What you […] Read more

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14 Letters sent to Romanian Public Authorities on Access to Justice

Following the launch of the 2015 activity report of The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights, ACTEDO sent 14 letters to relevant public authorities in the field of access to justice and development, such as: The Romanian Government, The Ministry of Justice, The Ministry of European Funds, The National Association of Romanian Bars, The High Court of […] Read more

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The Access to Education of Children with Disabilities

A.S. is the mother of a child with multiple disabilities, Cătălin, living in Cluj county. Every day, A.S. together with her boy, wake up at 5.45 AM, in order to get to school, in the city of Cluj-Napoca. The two get back home, at 9 pm in the evening, very tired, after having changed several […] Read more

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ACTEDO’s first Activity Report. Our work in 2013-2014

The Equality and Human Rights Action Centre was formed in 2013 by three founding members: Adela Dumbrăvan, Iulia Pascu, Ioana Tuță. In 2014, Alexandra Columban joined our team as an associate member. Throughout 2013 and 2014 we worked to develop our financial support, we established our priorities and strategic directions and diversified our activities. Additionally, we […] Read more