Summer School of Civic Engagement in Abkhazia
In September 2016 we organized together with Sukhum Youth House Summer school of Civic Engagement for 15 young people from Abkhazia.
Supporting Civil Society and Transformation in Caucasus Through Sharing Experience of Visegrad NGOs II.
The project focuses on the development of democracy, civil society and cooperation while reinforcing the protection of human rights in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan through sharing experiences from transformation processes in Visegrad countries.
April workshops done
n the second half of April, we organized workshops in Kutaisi and Sukhum. There were discussions with local activists on how to plan public campaigns to achieve success, how to use social networks and modern on-line tools. Georgian workshop contained one-day lesson about social entrepreneurship, abkhazian one about security in on-line communication.
Meeting of independent journalists in Kiev
In two weeks, on 3rd and 4th November, a two-day meeting of regional journalists who are gathered under Hromadske.TV will take place in Kyiv. The participants will evaluate a work of Hromadske.TV on social networks under the leadership of Josef Slerka, an expert and head of Studies of Social Media at Charles University.
Meeting with the partners in Ukraine
Between 20 – 28 July, the activists of NESEHNUTI met the journalists from Kremenchuk and Cherkassy, whose activities NESEHNUTI supports. Both journalistic initiatives belong to a network of civic televisions led by respected public television Hromadske.TV Kyiv. Together with them NESEHNUTI tries to contribute to the development of independent regional news outlets which practically do not exist in some regions of Ukraine.
In South Ossetia, a directory of non-governmental organizations was issued
NESEHNUTI supported publication of the directory of non-governmental organizations in South Ossetia. Association of Women for Democracy and Protection of Human Rights issued the book, which has more than one hundred pages and was issued in a print of 200 copies. This unique publication describes the activities of charity, media, cultural, social, enterprise, sports, youth, medical, human rights and educational non-governmental organizations and civic initiatives.
Loesje campaigned against underage gambling in Kutaisi
Research-Intellectual Club “Dialogue of Generations” and Kutaisi Youth Parliament held Loesje Action on 2 May, at 13:00, in Kutaisi Central Park. The aim of the event was to attract public attention to big numbers of gambling teenagers in Georgia.
Supporting on Caucasus: Campaign against Gambling and Campaign for Free Access to Information
NESEHNUTÍ supports two new initiatives on the south Caucasus. The first one is a Campaign for Extensive Regulation against Gambling in Georgia. The main trouble is that there is almost no limitation of entrance for youth to casinos, gaming clubs and betting shops what leads to the addictions and considerable social problems.
Spring workshops in 2013 are being prepared!
Schedule of spring workshops for civic initiatives on planning and leading advocacy campaigns, using new media and social networks, human rights and prejudices and other related topics is ready!
Which initiatives did we support in 2012?
Do you want to know, which initiatives did we support in South Caucasus in 2012? Read more about helpline for teenagers, developing small businesses of rural women, promotion of vegetarianism, or campaign for a freedom of speech, fight against the speed demons and a project about inclusion of children with disabilities among others.
In 2012, educational trainings took place in the cities of Kutaisi and Sukhumi, which provided the local initiatives and independent media with new knowledge and experience in the areas of citizen participation, leading civic campaigns, using new media, other than grant funding of NGOs, as well as social entrepreneurship and security in electronic communication. When carrying out these seminars we shared our experience from the development of the civic sector in the Czech Republic.
Supporting Civil Society and Transformation in Caucasus Through Sharing Experience of Visegrad NGOs
The project focuses on the development of democracy, civil society and cooperation while reinforcing human rights protection in Georgia and Armenia through sharing experiences from transformation processes in Visegrad countries. Workshops, small grants, couching and advisory, strategic planning, internships in Visegrad countries and networking by progressive on-line tools are activities for Georgian and Armenian civic initiatives and small NGOs (partly watchdog) being performed in 2013.
Statues in Brno demand release of Pussy Riot members
Statues in Brno and Independent Social Ecological Movement (NESEHNUTI) expressed their symbolic support of detained members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
Grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers also from South Caucasus
Approximately 10 cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a photo essay on a current human rights or social issue in the region.
Action in Prague: human rights evicted
In the morning of 6 February, cars with furniture and slogans: “Human rights got evicted” appeared near the entrance of the Belarusian Embassy in the Czech Republic, marking the start of an action in support of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.
Workshop in Sukhum (20-22 April 2012)
Sukhum, 20-22 April 2012: Workshop about planning and performing public civic campaigns, social networks and new media and its use in campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vkontakte and other, less known on-line tools), and also security in electronical communication and on the Internet.
Workshop in Kutaisi (16-18 April 2012)
Kutaisi, 16-18 April 2012: Workshop about planning and performing public civic campaigns, social networks and new media and its use in campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vkontakte and other, less known on-line tools), and also non-grant fundraising of NGOs and social entrepreneurship.
Czech Photographer Vaclav Vasku visited Abkhazia. Look at the part of his exhibition Wounded Paradise
Although seventeen years passed from the end of the war on Abkhazian independence, it seems like the fights ended up yesterday. In May, photographer of Czech newspaper Hospodarske noviny Vaclav Vasku went to Abkhazia with NESEHNUTI (Independent Social Ecological Movement).
We have established cooperation with civic initiatives in Transnistria, organized three-day workshop with strategic planning and helped to start up a campaign for free access to information.
Two three-day workshops of transformational cooperation were held in Tbilisi and Sukhum. Czech experts shared their experiences in civic participation, democratic principles, human rights, fundraising, leading civic campaigns, media work and using social networks and new media in campaigns with 50 local representatives of NGOs and independent media.