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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.

START TO TALK

About one in five children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence. This includes sexual touching, rape, sexual harassment, grooming, exhibitionism, exploitation in prostitution and pornography, online sexual extortion and coercion… Abuse happens in sport too.

Go to the dedicated page "START TO TALK"

 

 

 

PROTECTING NATIONAL MINORITIES AND LANGUAGES

Protecting national minorities and minority languages in Europe means is a prerequisite for a truly pluralistic democratic society. Safeguarding and promoting linguistic, cultural, ethnic and religious identity of each person is the underlying idea of the two Council of Europe documents that entered into force in 1998: Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages 

Go to the dedicated page "Protecting national minorities and languages"

 

 

 

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

The internet offers sex predators new ways of exploiting and abusing children. We need to be fully aware of the dangers and of how to keep children safe. The Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention is the main international legal tool to help countries protect their children from becoming victims of sex criminals.

Go to the dedicated page "END SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN ONLINE!"

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY 2017

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.

Go to the dedicated page "DAY OF DEMOCRACY"

 

 

 

EUROPEAN DAY FOR ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

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.

Go to the dedicated page "Organ Donation"

 

 

 

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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