Civil society and media cooperate on the issue of children’s rights protections

Initiative: An initiative group of journalists and civil society representatives

Place: Sukhum/i, Abkhazia

Place: 2018-2019

This campaign responds to a situation where, on the one hand, there are a number of functioning, strong, independent non-profit organizations in Abkhazia, but on the other hand, there is little information about the outcomes of their activities.

One reason is that Abkhaz non-profit organizations are not accustomed to informing the public about their work and thus do not have functional links with local journalists. The campaign activities, therefore, seek to encourage Abkhazian NGOs to become more open and to learn to present their activities in an attractive way. It also seeks to increase the interest of journalists in covering these organizations’ activities.

The campaign is thematically anchored in the area of the rights of children and youth, which many Abkhazian NGOs focus on and which is attractive and topical both for the media and in the wider society. The campaign will include a series of trainings on how to work with the media, what information to provide in what format and when. It will also include public events such as Children’s Rights Week, open houses at selected NGOs, etc.