Non-discrimination, beyond words

The project aims at raising awareness about the high level of Romanian society to accept and internalise hate speech within the public space and to capacitate citizens to identify, report and combat hate speech, including through de-constructing of bias towards various groups vulenrable to discrimination (mith busting of bias), providing tools and easy access to information.

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INTEGRIS Project: Integrated Support for Human Rights

INTEGRIS aims to support and strengthen the capacity of vulnerable groups to exercise and defend their fundamental rights and to combat discrimination and it addresses to people belonging to groups vulnerable to discrimination, especially women, Roma and LGBT+ people, from all over the country. The project is also aimed at lawyers and legal specialists, representatives of NGOs working with people belonging to vulnerable groups, public authorities providing support services, as well as the general public.

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CHAT for victims

The CHAT for victims project was developed with the objective to improve access to information and support for persons with disabilities who are victims of crime. The project will achieve this goal by developing a live-chat service adapted to the communication needs of persons with disabilities, with emphasis on persons with voice, hearing, intellectual and psychosocial impairments/disabilities.

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INTERSECT – Changing the narrative of discrimination

The project INTERSECT – Changing the narrative of discrimination aims at fighting against discrimination of Roma, through activities on raising awareness on discrimination and its negative impact on society; and a strong component of empowering the Roma at local level and promoting their participation in developing, implementing and monitoring policies that affect them. It also supports the capacity building of Roma and pro-Roma civil society at local level.

The innovative aspect of the project is putting on the agenda the LGBT Roma, a group affected by multiple discrimination.

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VICToRIIA- Best Practices in Victims’ Support: Referrals, Information, Individual Assessment

The VICToRIIA project, funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020), is based on two sets of objectives and problems, relating to: 1) the practical implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU stablishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (the Victims Directive) – in particular articles 4 and 8; and 2) the operation of victim support services. Its main target group is represented by law enforcement agencies, victim support organizations, specialised lawyers for crime victims and other stakeholders engaged in victims’ support.

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Closing the circle – Roma housing vulnerability and the interests in the field of housing

The project puts together journalists and human rights activists to work in Roma communities who are in situations of housing vulnerability, investigating the causes and effects of the situation for those communities and then implements an advocacy campaign for structural change.

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The Equality Alliance

The Equality Alliance is an informal network without the status of legal entity.

The mission of the Alliance is to combat hate and discrimination, to promote diversity and equality of chances for all within the broader framework of human rights protection, and the principles and values of a democratic society in Romania.

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Victim-centered Approach to Improving Support Services

General objective: The project aims to contribute to the increase of the visibility and transparency of the public debate on how children are educated within schools from a nondiscriminatory perspective and in order to increase the educational inclusion of those vulnerable.



Findings on the decisions issued by the NAC on the rights of persons with disabilities 29.02.2024 - Introductory aspects At a time when the freedom of speech of the press in Romania is being called into question as a result of attacks on it[1] and when either incomplete or false narratives are infiltrating the various forms of content we consume, identifying and sanctioning hate speech in the media becomes all the more...
Justice Without Barriers for Persons with Disabilities: The Role of Intermediaries 29.02.2024 - 1. Context Free and effective access to justice represents a fundamental principle of the rule of law, enshrined both at the European[1] and national[2] levels. Beyond this status, the extent to which free access to justice is provided to citizens must be subjected to continuous critical analysis, as reality shows us the evidently perfectible nature...
When Is Consent “Freely Expressed”? GDPR Regulation and Persons with Disabilities 29.02.2024 - In the previous opinion[1], we discussed some aspects of applying the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679[2] (hereinafter, GDPR) concerning the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data for persons with disabilities, focusing on the importance of informing individuals about the processing of their personal data. This opinion aims to...
Redefining the Family in the Constitution or the Dictatorship of the Majority 28.02.2024 - On February 1, 2024, Legislative Initiative No. 19 of January 8, 2024, regarding the Legislative Proposal for the Revision of the Constitution[1] (hereafter referred to as “Legislative Initiative”), was published in the Official Gazette. This document states that “The purpose of the citizens’ legislative initiative to revise the Constitution of Romania is, on one hand,...
Rights Cost, If You’re a Person with Disabilities 28.02.2024 - Following the entry into force of Law No. 140/2022 regarding certain protection measures for persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and the amendment and supplement of some normative acts[1], there was a glimmer of hope, a chance to lead a dignified life, where rights are respected, for the tens of thousands of people who were...