On 5th and 6th of December 2016, more than 100 NGO representatives, among others the Programme Coordinator of UNITED, gathered in Vienna to discuss urgent human rights matters and their impact in the OSCE region.
Day 1 of the “MAKE EVERY VOICE HEARD! The Power of Victim Perspectives in Fighting Hate Crime” conference consisted of a number of insightful sessions in which participants were presented with new and interesting viewpoints on hate crimes, hate violence and the rise of fascism in Europe. Stephan Kees from VBRG opened the conference by […]
UNITED Conference near Berlin, 19-24 November 2017 Follow the conference live via Facebook and Twitter Tweet and post with the hashtags #everyvoice and #UNITED17 What support can we offer for victims of hate violence and their communities? How can we incorporate victims’ perspectives into NGO activities? What are the needs of different victim groups? These are […]
Thousands of fascists and other far-right extremists marched through Warsaw on Saturday 11 November, dominating Poland’s Independence Day with one of the largest gatherings in Europe, a rally where banners of white supremacy and red-and-white Polish flags were waved, alongside signs equating Islam with terrorism and signs denouncing same-sex marriage.
Thanks to the collaboration of artist and UNITED activist Banu Cennetoğlu from Turkey, the Tagesspiegel newspaper in Berlin has published a 48-page supplement today including the UNITED ‘List of Deaths’ to mark the International Day Against Fascism on 9 November.
For this year’s International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign, UNITED is organising a special poster competition and invites all its partner organisations and supporters to submit poster designs to contribute to spreading our campaign message.
Mr. Günter Demnig, an artist from Munich came to Prague again on the 19th of September 2017 in order to place seventeen new Stolpersteine (Stones of the Vanished) at five different addresses where those seventeen Jewish people had been living in Prague before their deportation to concentration camps, in memory of the Porges, Hartmann and Götz families.
A three-day capacity building event for human rights defenders from OSCE participating states organised by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
The independence vote on 1 October, 2017 in Catalonia was characterized by excessive political violence against voters in numerous towns of the region. “In 2017, UNITED has been focusing on the phenomenon of youth radicalization and the prevention of violent extremism in Europe. Based on the processes that were identified during our conferences and study […]
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released a report on 15 September 2017 stating that threats and attacks against human rights defenders in the OSCE area have continued to increase in severity and frequency over the last three years.