• EU and NHRIs: towards more effective engagement in promoting and protecting human rights

    At the seminar on EU – NHRI engagement organised by ENNHRI on 29 November in Brussels, about 120 representatives of NHRIs, EU Institutions, CSOs and other regional bodies discussed their cooperation and engagement for promoting and protecting human rights in Europe. In the opening of the event, panelists have stressed the crucial role of NHRIs as expert, independent institutions and valued partners on the ground.

    “NHRIs are bridge-builders, dedicated to the realization of international human rights standards.  At the national level, we believe ourselves to be reliable partners for the EU. NHRIs from EU member states, as well as those that are not, can provide EU with expert information on national human rights trends and challenges, and link up EU activities, policies and regulations with local realities" - said ENNHRI Chair and the Ombudswoman of Croatia Lora Vidović.

  • "We have the same rights": ENNHRI’s project leads the way to a Human Rights-based Approach to Long-term Care in Europe

    The final conference of ENNHRI’s project on The Human Rights of Older People and Long-term Care took place on 28 November in Brussels. It offered key findings from the project, as well as further guidance to policy-makers, care providers and advocates for older persons on implementing a human rights-based approach in the long-term care (LTC) sector and protecting and promoting the rights of older persons in (or seeking) care. The event brought together actors from across wider Europe responsible for planning and delivering long-term care for older persons, including representatives of NHRIS, policy-makers, care providers; advocates for older persons and persons with disabilities, human rights defenders, as well as older persons and their families.

  • European Commission's Fundamental Rights Colloquium addressed the women's rights

    European Commission dedicated the Annual colloquium on 20th and 21th November 2017 to the women's rights in turbulent times, aiming at opening the discussion on best ways for promotion and protection of women in EU. Politicians, researchers, journalists, NGOs, activists, businesses and international organisations discussed the issues like sexual harassment, violence against women, the gender pay gap and work-life balance.

  • Call to action: bring children together for diversity

    On the 10th anniversary of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the segregation of Roma children in education, equality and human rights organizations call for a redoubling of efforts to bring children together in the spirit of Europe’s commitment to dignity, equality and human rights.

  • Breaking the glass ceilnig: career progress for women

    The Deputy Ombudsperson and Chair of the European Equality Network (Equinet), Tena Šimonović Einwalter, opened a Tallin Equinet seminar on breaking the 'glass ceiling' and gender equality on 13 November 2017. On that occasion, she pointed out that "it is not just a matter of breaking the glass ceiling, but of its walls and foundations".