Gender equality

Podcast: Human Rights in Iceland. Promising Practices

September 7, 2023
This podcast is based on a study visit in Iceland done by the Equality and Human Rights Action Center (ACTEDO) in June 2023. Over the course of a week, we were welcomed by 9 organizations whose work centers on human rights, particularly gender equality and LGBTQIA+ rights. Why Iceland? The country has been a global […]
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Handbook for Secondary School Teachers: Teaching and Integrating Gender Equality in the Classroom

August 14, 2023
The handbook supports teachers in understanding the impact they have in the formation of an inclusive society, as well as providing concrete suggestions for integrating gender equality in the classroom. The handbook is primarily addressed to secondary education teaching staff, especially from middle school and high school, regardless of their specialization. At the same time, […]
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Case #122: Harassment at the workplace

January 12, 2023
Vulnerable group:  women Human rights area: labor law County: Sibiu A new case was taken over through The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights. The request came from a woman who was the victim of workplace harassment by her superior. The lady in question works for an association and is constantly verbally threatened, she is assigned tasks that are not part of her […]
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Workshop: Good Practices for the Protection and Support of Survivors of Domestic Violence

October 29, 2021
Thursday, October 28th, 2021, ACTEDO, together with the Center for Legal Resources (CLR), with the support of The Eastern European Institute of Reproductive Health (IEESR) and the Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (A.L.E.G.), organized a workshop dedicated to support service providers for people in vulnerable situations, entitled: Good Practices for the Protection and […]
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We've started "EGALIS: gender equality through social change and education"

June 15, 2021
Through education we can change outdated mentalities and build a society in which girls and women have equal opportunities, respect and full rights. Education is the best way to prevent sexism, discrimination and gender-based violence. As part of the Coalition for Gender Equality we are pleased to announce that we have started the implementation of […]
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ACTEDO’s Recommendations to Romania at UPR taken up by several UN member states

March 21, 2018
On December 14th, 2017, Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO) presented its report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the evolution of human rights in Romania in the past 5 years. At the UPR Pre-session held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, ACTEDO addressed the issue of the access to justice of vulnerable groups, as […]
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At the UN ACTEDO urges Romania to fulfil its obligations assumed through international human rights treaties

December 20, 2017
December 14, Geneva, United Nations. Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO) presented its report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the evolution of human rights in Romania in the past 5 years. ACTEDO addressed the issue of the access to justice of vulnerable groups, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights, and made 7 […]
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ACTEDO's submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

July 5, 2017
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 […]
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Joint Opinion on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention

January 24, 2016
This joint opinion analyses various aspects and provisions of the Council of Europe Istanbul 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 […]
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Sexual Violence Referral Centres - Policy Paper

February 24, 2016
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. […]
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Infographic - Sexual Assault Referral Centres

February 24, 2016
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.
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The Conclusions of the Conference "Sexual Violence: Challenges and Solutions in the Context of the Ratification of the Istanbul Convention" - Febr. 23, 2016

March 1, 2016
Bucharest, Febr. 24, 2016 -  The nongovernmental organisations members of the national network Breaking the Silence on Sexual Violence organised yesterday, February 23, 2016, a conference regarding the protection of victims of sexual violence and the Romanian state's obligations in the area of gender-based violence.  The Conference "Sexual Violence: Challenges and Solutions in the Context of […]
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ACTEDO is Breaking the Silence on Sexual Violence

April 30, 2014
Sexual Violence in Romania In Romania, approximately 4 out of 20 women are victims of a sexual aggression throughout their lives, as a recent study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights shows. The same study points to the fact that merely 5% of violent attacks on women are reported to the Police and […]
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ACTEDO’s website was updated in the project INTEGRIS: Integrated Support for Human Rights, implemented by the Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), in partnership with the Centre for Legal Resources (CLR).  The project benefits from a 197.716,41 euros grant from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit More details about Active Citizens Fund Romania are available at

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