April 20, 2022

Human rights training sessions (March-April 2022)

In March and April 2022, ACTEDO, with the support of CRJ, organized a series of three training sessions of two days each in three cities in the country (Cluj-Napoca, March 25-26; Constața, April 8-9, and Brașov, April 15-16). The sessions were entitled Protection of fundamental human rights in the current context and were addressed to lawyers, prosecutors, judges, policemen, but also representatives of social services (social workers, psychologists, etc.) and NGOs working with vulnerable groups. Approx. 90 people took part in this activity, from the three targeted counties.

One of the objectives of the activity was to share the work experience of these professionals from different fields, but also to exchange information and best practices between them. The training was interactive, with work exercises in mixed groups on concrete cases, as well as audio-video materials.

Topics covered included:

  • Discrimination: fundamentals, types of discrimination and intersectionality
  • The national legal framework regarding the fight against discrimination
  • Groups vulnerable to discrimination
  • Hate speech and hate crimes
  • Gender equality: fundamental concepts
  • Brief history of women's rights and indicators of gender equality
  • Legislation on equal opportunities and treatment between women and men
  • Gender-based violence, domestic violence and non-consensual pornography
  • LGBTQ+ Rights: Fundamental Concepts, Brief History of LGBTQ+ Rights, and Attitudes Toward Sexual Minorities Today
  • (Non)discrimination of Roma: history, violations of fundamental rights, the right to housing, the right to education

The trainers were:

Alexandra Columban, Executive Director of ACTEDO, with over 8 years of experience in research and training, as well as policy analysis and human rights legislation.

Cezara David, Manager of the Anti-discrimination Program of the Center for Legal Resources (CRJ), with approx. 15 years of experience in managing and implementing projects in the field of fundamental human rights protection.

Att. Teodora Godîncă-Herlea, permanent lawyer since 2008 and founding partner of "Sergiu Bogdan & Asociații" SCPA, member of the Cluj Bar, specialized in criminal law and human rights in criminal matters.


The activity is part of the project INTEGRIS: Integrated Support for Human Rights, developed by the Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), in partnership with the Centre for Legal Resources (CLR), with financial support from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021.

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