Human Rights

IREX Europe works to promote fundamental rights in closed societies. We work with Human Rights Defenders to strengthen their capacity in the field, to strengthen local and international networking and to provide emergency support and legal support to victims of repression.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Training campaigners and human rights organisations, including workshops in law, advocacy, internet marketing and new technologies.
  • Providing digital and/or physical protection and assistance to human rights organisations
  • Supporting artistic and cultural events to promote human rights
  • Travel funds to allow human rights defenders to attend events and training
  • Creating an online legal resource for human rights lawyers and paralegals and providing rapid-response training
  • Emergency funds to provide legal, financial or material aid to people are at risk, facing unfair detention or prosecution.
  • National and international campaigning on media freedom cases before the ECHR
  • Assisting youth and community leaders at a grassroots level to strengthen community ties and facilitate dialogue, including in post-conflict zones.
  • Running workshops to bringing citizens and marginalized groups into peace and community building processes

 

 
 
Fostering the effective implementation of a legal framework conducive to Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly in Morocco (FEAAM) Fostering the effective implementation of a legal framework conducive to Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly in Morocco (FEAAM) The overall goal of FEAAM project is to foster the effective implementation of a legal framework conducive to freedom of expression, association and assembly and consistent with international standards and best practices, in Morocco.
Mozambique Media Strengthening Program: Community radios Mozambique Media Strengthening Program: Community radios The purpose of the Mozambique Media Strengthening Program - Community Radios project is to develop a network of community radio (CR) stations capable of acting as a catalyst for social change at the community level by providing essential information on a broad range of issues that are critical for economic and social development.
U-Impact: From Citizen Involvement to Policy Impact U-Impact: From Citizen Involvement to Policy Impact he project coordinates citizen involvement with the public authorities on national and European level in eight EU member states and one candidate state in order to develop a sustainable mechanism for increased impact of citizen initiatives on the policy making process in the EU.
Syria:  Justice and Accountability Centre Syria: Justice and Accountability Centre The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) is a multi-laterally supported organisation that will collect, collate, receive, process, analyse, and securely store information, evidence, documentation and other materials relating to violations of human rights and humanitarian law in Syria.
Somaliland:  Interactive Theatre for Peace Somaliland: Interactive Theatre for Peace Building upon IREX Europe’s two successful theatre for peace projects in Somaliland, IREX Europe will continue work with its Hargeisa-based partner Kow Media Corporation to promote peaceful dialogue on community issues.
Kenya:  Theatre to Promote Peace and Understanding among Kenyan and Somali communities Kenya: Theatre to Promote Peace and Understanding among Kenyan and Somali communities IREX Europe, in partnership with the Kenyan Community Support Centre, is implementing a project which helps disenfranchised youth address and work through conflict and community tensions using theatre. Our team uses Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) which is a special Forum Theatre methodology that creates a safe space allowing discussion of normally taboo subjects such as the drivers of conflict, women’s rights, radical Islam, and many others.