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 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 Eastern Partnership and Russia Program, financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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