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01.01.2021

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Helicopters in the United States. Bullets in Nigeria. Security forces in Belarus. Water cannon in Thailand. Countries around the world sought to quash peaceful protest in 2020, before and after the pandemic, but people seeking freedom and demanding change took to the streets to defend their rights. #BlackLivesMatter trended across… »

07.11.2020

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

October 31; 12 noon. At Syntagma Square, four girls from Poland who live in Greece, studying or working here for the past few years, invited Athenians (via social media) to participate in a sit-in protest to express their support for the women of Poland who find themselves facing the new… »

29.10.2020

Warsaw: videos and photo reports from the pro-abortion demonstrations

Warsaw: videos and photo reports from the pro-abortion demonstrations

Citizens and organizations continue to protest in Warsaw over the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court to revoke access to abortion. Photos and videos from… »

29.10.2020

Poland’s national women’s strike sees mass walkouts in opposition to near-total abortion ban

Poland’s national women’s strike sees mass walkouts in opposition to near-total abortion ban

A nationwide women’s strike is being held in Poland on Wednesday, as people continue to demonstrate against the near-total abortion ban that was imposed after a court ruling last week. On the seventh consecutive day of protests against the legal decision, people have begun a nationwide strike across the country,… »

26.10.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets of the week: The Trump administration cannot find the parents of 545 children it separated; HRW documented Azerbaijan using banned weapons; justice served in Greece as the leadership of the neo-Nazi GoldenDawn party was sent to jail; and… »

22.09.2020

The EU is on a collision course with Poland over hate crime

The EU is on a collision course with Poland over hate crime

In her first state of the union address as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen called out hatred and pledged to build “a union of equality”. While European institutions have been at the forefront of fighting hate crime and discrimination in and outside of the EU,… »

13.08.2020

Poland Punishes LGBT Rights Activist with Pretrial Detention

Poland Punishes LGBT Rights Activist with Pretrial Detention

Authorities Should Release Margot Szutowicz in Line with Calls by European Parliament and Council of Europe Warsaw police have arrested a nonbinary activist, Margot Szutowicz, who has been placed in pretrial detention, in the latest example of Polish authorities’ anti-LGBT actions. Forty-eight other people, from a crowd of LGBT rights… »

29.04.2020

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

Poland passed judicial reforms that would give the government new oversight over judges’ work and careers. The European Commission fears that politicians could use the reforms to control rulings. The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, has launched a legal case against Poland for introducing a new disciplinary regime for… »

03.12.2018

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

A crucial United Nations (UN) climate conference has opened in Poland, with representatives from 200 countries in attendance. The 24th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP24, kicked off in the city of Katowice on Sunday. Representatives of countries most threatened by climate change — including by rising sea… »

18.11.2017

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Forum for the Future of Culture 18th and 19th of November 2017,  Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw In the autumn of 2016, this slogan brought together nearly three thousand participants of the Congress of Culture. We met up in Warsaw and talked about culture in Poland during three days. We finished the meeting with the… »

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