April 20, 2022

ACTEDO's Activity report for 2020-2021

We are happy to present to you our activity report for 2020-2021.

The report can be downloaded in Romanian here and in English here.

"Like other organizations and institutions, ACTEDO has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, firstly by the restrictions which have raised logistical and organizational problems and, secondly, by the increase in the number of requests for pro bono legal assistance, in the context of the state of emergency and, subsequently, of the state of alert. In these circumstances, ACTEDO decided to temporarily expand the scope of The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights, to also include the areas most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

A total of 72 people, including 20 children, have received pro bono legal assistance and/ or legal representation in the last two years, with the vast majority of cases involving divorce or parental rights in cases of domestic violence. The collaborating lawyers also provided free legal assistance to 7 vulnerable Roma, abusively fined for violating traffic restrictions, and in May 2020, ACTEDO published a guide for challenging fines.

In 2020-2021, we implemented and concluded two important projects: the national project INTERSECT - Changing the Narrative of Discrimination, on the subject of intersectional discrimination of LGBT+ Roma, and the European project ROAR: Empowering Victims of Cybercrime. [...] In these projects, ACTEDO provided training to practitioners, held workshops for pupils and students from several cities, drafted reports, textbooks and position papers, and organized conferences.

In April 2021, ACTEDO started two national projects: INTEGRIS: Integrated Support for Human Rights and EGALIS: Gender Equality through Social Change and Education. The first, coordinated by our association, has as its main objective the protection of the fundamental rights of people vulnerable to discrimination and the facilitation of their access to justice and integrated support services, by developing multisectoral collaborations and influencing policy makers. In EGALIS, coordinated by the Centre Partnership for Equality - CPE, ACTEDO is involved in creating a handbook for teaching and integrating gender equality in secondary education. The handbook is addressed to secondary and high school teachers, regardless of the subject taught, and contains both theoretical and legal notions, as well as proposals for exercises and worksheets for the classroom." - Alexandra Columban, Executive Director

Read the full report below.

Website-ul ACTEDO a fost actualizat în cadrul proiectului INTEGRIS: Sprijin integrat pentru drepturile omului, derulat de Centrul de Acțiune pentru Egalitate și Drepturile Omului (ACTEDO), în parteneriat cu Centrul de Resurse Juridice (CRJ), proiect care beneficiază de o finanțare în valoare de 197.716,41 euro prin programul Active Citizens Fund România, finanțat de Islanda, Liechtenstein și Norvegia prin Granturile SEE 2014-2021. Conținutul acestui website nu reprezintă în mod necesar poziția oficială a Granturilor SEE și Norvegiene 2014-2021. Pentru mai multe informații accesați Informații despre Active Citizens Fund România sunt disponibile la

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