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.
Democracy is under threat in Europe from populism, assaults on media freedom and cyber attacks aimed at undermining the democratic process. The Council of Europe is at the forefront of the fight to maintain and uphold the fundamental values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Every day, 18 die while waiting for a transplant. This is why the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation is so important. This year’s event is taking place on September 9. Think what you could do to help the thousands of patients waiting for a transplant.
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.
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.
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?