We educate towards democracy and human rights

Human dignity

we believe that a necessary condition for a tolerant society that values peace, justice and freedom is respect for human dignity.

HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

education that leads to tolerance, breaks down prejudices, and builds generations that respect democratic principles

PEACE AND JUSTICE

we want to contribute to building a society in which there is peace and justice as fundamental pillars.

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia

About us

The main goal and mission of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia (HVS) is to raise awareness of human rights and the overall improvement of the human rights environment in Slovakia. We build on the legacy and values ​​of November 89, therefore we perceive the need to protect human rights, freedom and democracy as a main priority. For almost 30 years, we have been pointing out human rights violations and educating for democratic citizenship and tolerance. We believe that a necessary condition for a society that values ​​peace, justice and freedom is respect for human dignity. Our vision is to build a country where fundamental rights and freedoms are protected.

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A winning moment for women´s rights: Ukraine ratified the Istanbul Convention

Ukrainian Parliament ratified the Istanbul Convention which addresses domestic violence and violence against women. Some changes to the Criminal Code of Ukraine on domestic violence were adopted in 2016. By ratifying this convention, Ukraine emphasizes its determination to combat and prevent gender-based violence, especially in the wake of allegations of sexual violence in Russian-occupied territories. Prompt implementation of the Convention could, inter alia, facilitate the persecucion of war atrocities perpetrators.

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