Civil Society Forum hosts human rights conference in Moldova

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Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:25
Around 50 experts and civil society community representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova were brought together this week for a human rights conference hosted by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) and its Moldovan National Platform. Experts were joined by major international NGOs, EU institutions and the Council of Europe for the conference, which took place on 19-20 September in the Moldovan capital Chisinau to discuss human rights challenges in Eastern Partnership countries and international mechanisms for the defence of human rights.
Participants took part in practical workshops on best practices in campaigning about human rights, networking and fundraising, and learned about European Court of Human Rights activities with EaP countries. They also discussed the current situation and heard about methods of monitoring human rights and protection in conflict zones. A second workshop highlighted ways of preventing human rights abuses through special educational programmes and ensuring media freedom and access to information.
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is a unique multi-layered regional civil society platform aimed at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Launched in 2009 at the Prague Summit of the Eastern Partnership, the EaP CSF serves as a civil society and people-to-people dimension of this initiative aiming to bring European integration closer to citizens of the Eastern Neighbourhood.  
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