Green Economy, Environment and Sustainable development
Private sector development
Health Care and Social Inclusion
Culture, Science, Education and Young People
Civil Society and Human Rights
Justice reform and penitentiary system
Migration, Asylum and Refugees
State border management
Peace and security
Norms and Standards
Projects Civil Society and Human Rights
On September 24, 2015, the Republic of Belarus acceded to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and a year later, it ratified the instrument. The Convention provides for respect for the rights and basic freedoms of people with disabilities, their recognition as full-fledged members of the society. The project is aimed at bringing the national legislation in line with the Convention, as well as at introducing changes into the law enforcement practices in Belarus.
Many women and children – victims of domestic violence – do not have prompt access to protection and support services. At the moment, Belarus lacks shelters or qualified professionals for them. There is also a need for large-scale public awareness activities against domestic violence and for the peaceful resolution of family conflicts.