Don’t look away!

The Estonian Human Rights Centre invites you to join the human rights movement, because right now is the time to influence the future course of Estonia for the next decades.

“We live in a time of uncertainty, the choices we make now will continue to influence our development for a long time,” said Kari Käsper, founder and director of the Estonian Human Rights Centre. “Let’s not look away when hostility against foreigners is becoming commonplace, privacy is under a threat, and attacks on free and independent media, the rule of law and human rights are more and more frequent!”

The donation campaign is part of a series of activities aimed at building a sustainable foundation for the future activities of the Estonian Human Rights Centre with the help of regular donors. There are currently 34 regular donors and activities are mainly funded by project grants. Regular donations would provide the Estonian Human Rights Centre with the means to intervene quickly and effectively to protect human rights when it is most needed.

“When celebrating the restoration of our independence, we look back on the achievements of the past 27 years and reflect on the beginning of the Republic of Estonia, but it is also important to think about the future – how to keep our freedom, human rights and democracy safe,” said Liina Rajaveer, organiser of the Estonian Human Rights Centre’s donation campaign.

The donation campaign will give Estonian people the opportunity to contribute to shaping Estonia into a country where every single person’s human dignity and human rights are respected. By joining the Estonian Human Rights Centre’s regular donors or by making a one-time donation, the supporter can ensure the sustainability and development of an independent human rights organisation. The money collected through the campaign is used for various costs, such as rent for office space, strategic litigation and awareness raising.

“If we postpone supporting human rights today, then in a few years we can find ourselves in a situation where our own rights are at stake and all our achievements are reversed,” said Egert Rünne, CEO of the Estonian Human Rights Centre.

The Estonian Human Rights Centre (EHRC) is an independent non-governmental human rights organisation with a mission to work together with its supporters for Estonia that respects the human rights of each and every person. The EHRC organises its activities according to the needs of society, currently the focus is on equal treatment and promotion of diversity, human rights of asylum-seekers and refugees. The EHRC is the implementing partner of UN Refugee Agency UNHCR in Estonia and the coordinator of the Estonian Diversity Charter. The centre monitors the general human rights situation in Estonia and has published a report on the situation of human rights since 2007.


Since you are here...

It is important to protect everyone’s human rights, because it helps to keep stability and peace in the society. There are many challenges for protection of human rights in Estonia: intolerance has really come out of the closet. Bad things happen when good people are too passive, but together we can make a change.

Estonian Human Rights Centre is the competent, accountable and impactful independent human rights organisation in Estonia. Your recurring or one-time donation helps to stand up for human rights everywhere: in courts, in the media, in schools, in the workplace, on the streets and in governmental venues.

Donating is easy, and you can use your credit card if donating from abroad.

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