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HRDN’s statement: How to make the European Parliament a more visible, consistent and coherent actor in defending human rights and democracy worldwide

Following the European Parliament elections, new members will take their seats within different parliamentary Committees. The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) believes that this is a timely moment to share recommendations, which would ensure that the European Parliament (EP) will be an important actor in defending democratic governance and …

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Short Movie, Civil Society Voices, 14 March 2016

Civil Society Voices: How can we counter the closing space for civil society and what role should the EU play? These were key questions discussed in Brussels from 3-4 December 2015 with human rights defenders from across the globe. The 17th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum was jointly organized by HRDN and …

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EU-NGO Forum 2015: Protecting & Promoting Civil Society Space

On the 3rd and 4th of December, the 17th annual EU-NGO Forum was held in Brussels, bringing together over 200 representatives from civil society, governments and international institutions. The forum focused this year on the shrinking space for civil society and how to prevent or reverse this through building an …

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Photo exhibition ‘Goals for Girls Post-2015: Win, lose or draw?’

HRDN member organisation Plan EU Office is organising a launch reception and photographic exhibition entitled ‘Goals for Girls Post-2015: Win, lose or draw?‘  on Monday 12 October 2015 (18.00-19.30) in Brussels. To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Eoghan Walsh. (Deadline for registration: 7 October 2015)

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