Pushing Boundaries: Victim Support Workers Reflect on Helping Young People Cope with the Impact and Effects of Crime
In 2020, Victim Support Europe marks its 30th anniversary as a European network dedicated to ensuring that all victims of crime — including child-victims, no matter what crime, no matter where in Europe it took place, can access the rights they are entitled to and get the support they need. […]
Refugees, Migrants and Coronavirus: A Massive Challenge
Solidarity is a Fight against Despair
Internet in the Shadow of the State
500 Words on Brexit
World AIDS Day: Helping Communities in Order to Help Everyone
Although HIV/AIDS affects the whole of society, it will be impossible to stop the epidemic without large-scale programmes for prevention, diagnosis and treatment for the key populations. Aleksey Lakhov, deputy director of the St. Petersburg charity foundation Humanitarian Action, writes about the current state of HIV prevention in Russia.
Fridays for Future: We Need to Act Together – Now
On 29 November, a new round of protests organised by the Fridays for Future movement took place in different cities all over the world. On behalf of the Solidarity group of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Anna Fomina, a lawyer from St. Petersburg specializing on climate issues, and Anna Wågen, intern at the Forum, observed the climate strike in Berlin.
Protests in the Czech Republic: A Perspective From Russia
Last weekend, on 16 November 2019, dissatisfied citizens gathered for large-scale demonstrations all over the Czech Republic, demanding the resignation of the sitting Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The biggest demonstration took place in Prague, where about 300 000 people took to the streets. As a part of the Forum Solidarity Group’s mission, the Russian activists Evgenia Kulakova (St. Petersburg Memorial) and Miroslav Mishinov (Movement of Сonscientious Objectors to Military Service, St. Petersburg) came to observe how the Czech citizens exercise their right to peaceful assembly.
Alternative Civilian Service in Russia – a Choice of Last-Ditchers?
An opinion piece on alternative civilian service and conscientious objection in Russia by Yuri Ledenyov, coordinator of the Conscentious Objectors’ Movement