Human rights

 In a large family you are not alone and you have always someone to play with.

The president of ELFAC talks about the difficulties large families have faced during the confinement and asks the European Comission to work on the idea of the Child Guarantee to fight against child poverty and help these families.

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Older persons have faced both direct and indirect forms of discrimination during the pandemic.

The Policy Coordinator of Human Rights and Non-Discrimination at AGE Platform Europe talks about how older people have suffered the consequences of the pandemic and what measures are necessary to support them.  

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We believe the pandemic has shown the big gap most of the european countries have regarding human rights and has made visible all the inequality that the system has fostered and taken advantage of for years.

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They condemn the presence of minors at the Zona Franca's CIE.

The CIE 2019 report published by the organisation reveals the violation of rights in the Immigration Detention Centres. A space that they claim is not only inefficient but deeply unfair.

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Demonstration in Barcelona for the International Day of Migrants.

They report the vulnerability experienced by this group, which also suffer from labour exploitation and have difficulty in accessing public services and resources during the current health emergency.

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Oscar Camps, the director and founding member of Open Arms.

The director and founding member of Open Arms warns that with rescue vessels stopping their activity, thousands are drowning in the Mediterranean.

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How are we not outraged regarding the treatment that refugees receive in Lesbos by the police and xenophobic groups? How can we accept this obvious proclamation of a permanent state of emergency against people seeking asylum?

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Over the last few days, images of the Greek army prohibiting the entry to thousands of migrants from Turkey have spread like wildfire.

David Bondia, president of the Catalan Institute of Human Rights says that the Geneva Convention is designed for extremely risky situations to human life, hence its suppression does not make any sense.

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The end of one year and new expectations from the new is a good time to see what has remained significant in the year behind us and what can be the inspiration for the future.

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The armed conflict in the South-American country is resurging, but the organizations fighting for peace on the ground aren’t giving up.

The armed conflict in the South-American country is resurging, but the organizations fighting for peace on the ground aren’t giving up. One of them is the Taula Catalana per la Pau i els Drets Humans a Colòmbia.

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Sarajevo held the first ever LGBTI march in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In Europe, there are clear differences in terms of LGBTI rights; the regression in some countries doesn’t facilitate advancing, but the fight of activists out in the streets does push institutions to commit and fosters a social transformation.

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This year’s autumn edition will take place from 4th to 15th October.

The project “Cities defending Human Rights” will start its second autumn edition in October with 9 defenders from several countries.

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