Bulgaria

Human Rights Challenges

According to the 2020 Universal Periodic Review from the United Nations, the human rights challenges in Bulgaria relates to, among others: 

  • Discriminatory practices against women - stereotypical patterns regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society. High prevalence of domestic violence.
  • Harassment by police and ill-treatment during investigations, prosecute perpetrators.
  • Lack of protection of the rights for same-sex-couples.
  • High dropout rates in education.
  • Violent and discriminatory practices against children and adults with disabilities.
  • Roma children victims of segregation in the school system.

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Human Rights Academy’s projects

The Human Rights Academy has been working in Bulgaria since 2015.  

Increasing democratic competence and understanding of human rights among young people (2019-2022)

  • Aim: Increase the democratic competence and human rights understanding among young people
  • Activities: The partners will be working together with schools and museums to develop an online platform with educational materials and other resources for human rights education
  • Partner: Partner Bulgaria Foundation
  • Funding: EEA Grant.
  • Read more: 
    20.05.20 Young people and human rights. National Study Report
    20.11.19 Bulgaria and democracy education 
                                                              

Bulgaria: Museums and Democracy Education

Development of a monitoring methodology and conducting national monitoring of policies and institutional practices regarding domestic and gender- based violence in Bulgaria (2019-2022) 

  • Aim: Develop better mechanisms and tools to prevent domestic and gender-based violence in Bulgaria 
  • Activities: Conduct surveys about the functioning of the existing mechanisms to combat domestic and gender-based violence. HRA will contribute with Norwegian experiences   
  • Partners: PULSE foundation (Pernik, Bulgaria), Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Funding: EEA Grant.

Innsats mot vold i Bulgaria

"Build bridges for a change" (2018-2020)

  • Aim: To produce Manual for training of vulnerable groups' representatives for their inclusion into policy making in a local level.
  • Activities: Workshops on human rights and mechanisms of their protection, non-discrimination, identity, intercultural understanding; production of manual/ guidelines on decision-making process: Good examples from Norway/ CSOs in Norway.
  • Partners: New Road Association, Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitar Panitza".
  • Funding: EEA Grants.
 

National Study on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (2015-2017)

Other Activities 

"Between Fact and Fake: Building Resilience to Misinformation". International workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria (2018) 

  • A total of 30 participants from 14 European countries participated in the workshop "Between Fact and Fake: Building Resilience to Misinformation" in Sofia, Bulgaria on 28 and 29 May. The meeting was organized by the Faculty of Economic Sociology at the University of Sofia, the Partners Bulgaria Foundation and the Partners for Democratic Change (Slovakia). Participants were researchers, journalists, educators and representatives from a number of different civil society organizations.
  • Read more here
 

 

 

 

 

 

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