Human Rights and Partnerships for SDG Achievement
Human Rights and Partnerships for SDG Achievement is a project contributing to knowledge-exchange between human rights defenders from Germany, Russia and Belarus with the goal of establishing the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a platform for a human rights-based dialogue between civil society and the state. The project focuses on SDG 16 and its targets, aiming to promote peace-building, access to justice, anti-corruption, freedom of assembly as well as freedom of speech and expression. With the help of the project, monitoring instruments to review the progress and the effectiveness of actions to achieve SDG 16 will be developed. The toolkit will not only provide criteria for assessment of compliance with targets of SDG 16, but also include recommendations to promote change and build partnerships with different stakeholders. Open trainings for human rights defenders and activists will take place and a dialogue platform on human rights and SDGs between Belarusian, Russiand and German civil society organizations (CSOs) will be initiated. Another focus will be placed on raising public awareness for human rights and sustainable development.
Project goals
Developing Toolkit to assess progress on SDG 16 implementation
Open trainings on SDG 16 Toolkit for human rights defenders and activists
Building new partnerships between human rights CSOs from Belarus, Germany and Russia
Raising public awareness for human rights and sustainable development
Agenda
April - June
Development of SDG 16 Toolkit
May
Meeting of human rights CSOs from Belarus, Germany and Russia
July
Training session to test and verify toolkit with human rights defenders and activists
September
Public presentation of SDG 16 Toolkit
September - October
Open trainings on SDG 16 Toolkit for CSOs from Belarus and Russia
November
Public event in St. Petersburg
December
Public event in Berlin
Partnerships
Human Rights and Partnerships for SDG Achievement is a joint project by the Berlin based NGO Dekabristen e.V. in cooperation with the Human Rights NGO “Citizens’ Watch” in St. Petersburg and the Coalition for Sustainable Development of Russia.
Human Rights and Partnerships for SDG Achievement is part of the program "Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia”, financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Getting involved
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