Human Rights

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum expresses solidarity with Armenian young people defending their fundamental rights

From June 19 AEGEE has attentively followed the recent stand-off and major public discontent over the increase of the electricity price in Armenia. AEGEE strongly condemns excessive use of force by the Police aimed at dispersing the crowd on the morning of June 23, resulting in arrest of more than 250 civic activists. We are, furthermore, extremely troubled with the use of force against journalists and representatives of different international media channels. The freedom of assembly and freedom of speech are fundamental democratic values which shall be respected and accordingly not restricted. Simultaneously, AEGEE expresses its support and solidarity to representatives [...]

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum expresses solidarity with Armenian young people defending their fundamental rights2015-08-03T10:00:04+02:00

How AEGEE is helping at the Turkey mining tragedy and the Balkan floods.

In the past days, two different tragedies have shaken our continent with too little impact on the news in many of the EU countries, which are focused into their national problems, the European Parliament elections, and in some superficial events such as the end of the football championships. In Turkey, 300 people died trapped in a mine in Soma, in the worst accident in a mine in the region in the last decades. The mourning for the victims has been mixed with outrage for the feeling that this accident could have been prevented. (1) In the Balkan peninsula, [...]

How AEGEE is helping at the Turkey mining tragedy and the Balkan floods.2014-05-20T18:28:03+02:00

Deportation of a French student in Turkey as a consequence of the #Gezi protests

Turkey is not in the news anymore. The focus of the media shifted to more pressing events in other parts of the world, like Brazil (first because of the massive protests there, later because of a football championship). Even the new massive protests in Egypt are not on the first page of the newspapers anymore; after one month of people in the street, tear gas and messages against their government, attention is focused now in where in the world is hidden Mr. Snowden. However, in Turkey normality has not come back. There are still groups of citizens which non-violent protest [...]

Deportation of a French student in Turkey as a consequence of the #Gezi protests2013-07-03T16:53:38+02:00

Hate speech out loud

Hate speech, human rights combat, young activists and initiatives, freedom of expression and anti-discrimination – these  were the most frequently used terms at the Hate Speech Fair on 29th October in Bratislava, during the pre-event to Agora Budapest titled Brighten your Horizons. The event, organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe, encouraged members of AEGEE and other young people to join the campaign Young People Combating Hate Speech Online, and inform them about the presence of hate speech crimes in Europe. The event’s thematic concept brought fruitful results. Denisa Samková from Ternype, the association of Roma youth, as well [...]

Hate speech out loud2012-11-19T12:51:31+01:00

We all won the Peace Nobel Prize 2012!

Yesterday started with a long anticipated news, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced the Peace Nobel Prize for 2012. The Laureate was a great surprise for all the AEGEE members and all the Europeans, since the prize has been awarded to the European Union "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe". Even though the prize mainly has been given to natural persons, organisations such as Amnesty International, International Labour Organization, International Committee of Red Cross or the UNICEF have been also awarded in the past. This prize, on the [...]

We all won the Peace Nobel Prize 2012!2012-10-13T21:21:10+02:00
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