Gender Equality

IREX Europe works internationally to promote the rights of women and to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons.

Media and Information Literacy

IREX Europe is committed to empowering citizens to engage critically with what they read and to increase their access to accurate and objective information.

Freedom of expression

IREX Europe provides assistance and capacity building to media organisations, journalists, media lawyers and civil society organisations (CSOs) focused on media freedom.

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 …

Media Development

Since its creation in 2004, IREX Europe has worked to strengthen local and independent media, aiming to improve the sustainability, quality and accuracy of reporting.

Cross Cutting

– using culture in the form of film, theatre and art to promote dialogue and peace promoting grassroots activism  the use of innovative techniques such as blog-tours, mobile cinema, meet-ups empowering young women and men through interactive leadership and mentoring promoting human rights at all levels; LGBTI, children, women, minorities

– Designing, budgeting and implementing innovative programmes

– Ensuring project financial management and reporting to the highest standards

– Conducting open and transparent recruitment and selection of programme participants

– Implementing assessment, monitoring and evaluation procedures before, during and after projects

Project by Country

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All our projects

 
 
Kenya: Learning theatre to promote peace and understanding among Somali communities Kenya: Learning theatre to promote peace and understanding among Somali communities IREX Europe, in partnership with the Kenyan-based NGO Somali Aid Foundation (SAF), is implementing a project aimed at disenfranchised youth which uses theatre as a vehicle for youth to express their views and frustrations on key issues including poverty, lack of access to education and gender issues, among others. The project targets the Somali youth population in the Nairobi suburb of Eastleigh and in the refugee camp of Hagadera.
Somaliland: Theatre to promote peace and understanding Somaliland: Theatre to promote peace and understanding IREX Europe ran a series of drama-based activities across Somaliland to promote peaceful co-existence. Working with partner Kow Media Corporation from Hargeisa, a drama team travelled through six regions in Somaliland exploring tribalism, radicalisation, community tensions and other drivers of conflict in the region. Following each show, the theatre troupe organised sessions using traditional spontaneous poetry blended with modern discussion techniques to promote critical thinking about Somaliland’s challenges.
Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam in Bangladesh
Bangladesh : Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam Bangladesh : Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam IREX Europe Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam in Bangladesh project produced a documentary video looking at key issues confronting youth in the country. The video was then be circulated to villages to spur discussion.
Central Asia: Fostering a Culture of Human Rights Central Asia: Fostering a Culture of Human Rights The Fostering a Culture of Human Rights in Central Asia project, funded by European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights funds (EIDHR), aims at advancing the rights of women in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan by equipping journalists with the skills necessary to raise awareness of their situation and hold policy-makers to account
Georgia : "Making Waves: A Community Radio Project" Georgia : “Making Waves: A Community Radio Project” Through the Making Waves: A Community Radio Project in Georgia, IREX Europe in partnership with the BBC World Service Trust and the Tbilisi-based Association Studio Re, the country’s first two independent community radio stations were established. The stations, in the ethnic enclaves of Ninotsminda (Javakheti) and Marneuli (Kvemo Kartli), broadcast predominantly in minority languages (Armenian, Georgian, and Russian) and are run by a core team of local journalists with significant input from volunteers both on the programming and managerial side.