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Equality and Human Rights Action Centre – ACTEDO

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Joined January 2018

ACTEDO’s mission is to promote fundamental human rights and gender equality and to act against human rights violations in Romania.

Presence in: Romania
Focus: Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Women's Rights

We consider that abuses against vulnerable groups and gender inequality are rooted in the lack of human rights education on a national level, in stereotypical beliefs and practices regarding men and women, as well as in the failure of institutions to implement laws and apply adequate sanctions in cases of abuse and discrimination.

In order to reach our objectives, we pursue three strategic directions (programmes):

  1. Access to Justice: ACTEDO set up the Pro Bono Network for Human Rights, the largest human rights clearinghouse in Romania, which matches lawyers and law firms with individuals belonging to vulnerable groups whose rights have been violated or with human rights NGOs working with vulnerable groups.
  2. Gender Equality: ACTEDO is advocating for better specialised services and  the protection of victims of gender-based violence in Romania. We have coordinated the national network Breaking the Silence on Sexual Violence in 2015 and 2016.
  3. Human Rights Education: ACTEDO organises legal training sessions for lawyers on various human rights topics, as well as workshops for high school students on human rights literacy.

People Associated With This Organization

Adela Dumbravan

Equality and Human Rights Action Centre...
Joined January 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
Human rights legal professional working on access to justice, human rights law, asylum and migration, and employment law. I want to meet and share ideas with like-minded professionals around the globe, to inspire our work in Romania.

Muresan Ioana

Equality and Human Rights Action Centre... (Unverified)
Joined April 2020
Interests: Women's Rights
I am a strong committed law student and an active volunteer. I am currently a volunteer in Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), an Organization who implemented Pro Bono advocacy in Romania and fights for human rights with the help of our pro bono lawyers. My task as a legal department intern include responding to the e-mails we get from the vulnerable people with fewer possibilities who are looking for a pro bono lawyer, get in contact with the lawyers and sending the cases we get through our network. I am looking to find a supportive community who also fights for human rights .
Adela Dumbravan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Equality and Human Rights Action Centre – ACTEDO.

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