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Don’t forget the victims of terrorism!

News is coming in of yet another terrorist atrocity in Europe. The first thing you will hear about in the media is the location of the attack and the number of victims it has claimed. Topping the headlines is the death toll, followed closely by the number of injured. It won’t be long before the media focus shifts to the identity of the attackers, and their motives. If they managed to escape the scene, the next news angle will be the hunt to catch them. Usually within 24 hours the dead and wounded will be identified, their photos published, and after that you will probably never see or hear their names again. The Council of Europe believes victims of terrorism deserve better than that, so it is taking action to improve the way they are treated by their governments. 

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Actions

Sometimes you need to take action to attract interest, inform and engage policy-makers, professional groups and the general public on human rights issues.

The Human Rights Channel provides a platform for selected public interest actions linked to specific Council of Europe standards, conventions and mechanisms.

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND BIPHOBIA

Every year, 17 May  marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This year, the Council of Europe calls on policy makers, national and local authorities, but also citizens, to come out for human rights and speak up for the protection of the human rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Intersex persons.

Go to the dedicated page "IDAHOT"

 

 

 

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

In many European countries journalists are under pressure, facing a variety of threats from governments, bosses and advertisers. The Council of Europe is marking World Press Freedom Day by underlining its support for independent journalism, free from unwarranted influence whatever the source.

Go to the dedicated page "World Press Freedom Day"

 

 

 

END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Take action to End Violence Against Women and mark 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Everyone has a role. What’s yours?

Go to the dedicated page "End violence against women"

 

 

 

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