Membership network

The Czech Helsinki Committee is a member of the Czech Women’s Lobby, the European Association for the defense of Human Rights (AEDH), the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the International Network Against CyberHate (INACH) and the Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE).

Czech Women’s Lobby

Czech Women’s Lobby is a network of non-profit organizations promoting women’s rights in the Czech Republic. Czech Women’s Lobby is a member of the European Women’s Lobby, joining women’s and gender organisations in the European Union and cooperating with European institutions.

Main aims and priorities of Czech Women’s Lobby:

  • cooperation, networking and laying down common points of view and positions of Czech women’s and gender NGOs
  • promotion in the media and opening important public discussions, defining drawbacks connected with the question of equal opportunities for women and men
  • lobbying and promotion of interests of all girls and women living in the Czech Republic from the European perspective, i.e. interests of women from marginalized and socially excluded groups, women from ethnical and national minorities and foreign/migrant women
  • cooperation with Czech executive branch, providing expert base
  • monitoring in the field of gender equality
  • acknowledgment and promotion of diverse values and needs of women with regard to their cultural, national, ethnical, religious, social, sexual and other specific identities

For more information, click here: http://www.czlobby.cz/en/home/

The European Association for the defense of Human Rights (AEDH)

The European Association for the defense of Human Rights (AEDH) gathers together leagues and associations defending Human Rights in European Union countries. It is a partner of the FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights. Within a Europe where important choices concern more than 500 million people, we try to influence the institutions by taking position and promoting Human Rights.

We act to make fundamental rights accepted as universal, indivisible and effective for all residents of the European Union, and to make these rights elaborated by and for the citizens. We advocate:

  • A democratic Europe in which citizens get a real power
  • A Europe grounded on the respect of freedom of each and every person
  • A Europe which maintains its concern for social equality
  • A Europe respectful of the environment and engaged in sustainable development
  • A Europe without discrimination
  • A Europe open to the world and taking into account its international responsibilities

For more information, click here: http://www.aedh.eu/?lang=en

Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE)

Children of Prisoners Europe, funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, is a European-wide initiative on behalf of children with an imprisoned parent. With our network of European partners active within prison-related, child’s rights and child-welfare fields, we seek to boost awareness and achieve new ways of thinking, acting and interacting on issues concerning prisoners’ children.

What we do

  • Acting as a voice for prisoners’ children we boost public awareness by educating judges, schools, childcare professionals, prison staff and relevant organisations and administrations on the plight of children with incarcerated parents.
  • Providing forums to foster the exchange of ideas and good practice for children with imprisoned parents.
  • Building a resource centre to provide more accurate statistics on the number of children affected, explore the psychological and social impact of a parent’s incarceration, and highlight the importance of maintaining family ties.
  • Training of professionals and volunteers.

For more information, click here: http://childrenofprisoners.eu/

The European Network against racism (ENAR)

ENAR is the only pan-European anti-racist network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racist actors in Europe. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU Member States. Since then, ENAR has grown and achieved a great deal.

ENAR is about connecting local and national anti-racist NGOs throughout Europe and bringing their voice forward to bring lasting change at European and national levels. We are a strong and dynamic network of over 160 NGOs working to combat racism everywhere in Europe. Our member organisations are our strength: the bedrock of our expertise and the voice of victims of racism and discrimination throughout Europe.

For more information, click here: http://enar-eu.org

Information in Czech, click here: http://enar.helcom.cz/

The International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH)

The International Network Against Cyber Hate unites organizations around the world. Incorporating different cultural backgrounds and speaking many languages, INACH has a diverse perspective, allowing the network to counter and address all forms of online discrimination. INACH adds value to the Internet and brings the online in line with Human Rights.

Unite and empower organizations to promote respect, responsibility and citizenship on the Internet through countering cyber hate and raising awareness about online discrimination. INACH reinforces Human Rights and mutual respect for the rights and reputations of all Internet users.

INACH tries to reach its goals by:

  • uniting organisations fighting against cyber hate
  • exchanging information to enhance effectivity of such organisations
  • lobbying for international legislation to combat discrimination on Internet
  • support groups and institutions who want to set up a complaints bureau
  • create awareness and promote attitude change about discrimination on the internet by giving information, education

For more information, click here: http://www.inach.net