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“If a person cannot leave the apartment, he or she does not need an accessible Opera House”

In Stoubcy, they talked about universal design and conducted pilot monitoring of two urban sites accessibility.
16.04.2019 | 17:00

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Local agenda in Valożyn: mission accomplished
Local agenda in Valożyn: mission accomplished
"Specificity is different, but the priority is general." In Valożyn, a local strategy for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was signed.  05.03.2019 | 12:00
How Ščučyn was proceeding towards the solution of problems of people with disabilities
How Ščučyn was proceeding towards the solution of problems of people with disabilities
The campaign "Agenda 50" was summed up in Ščučyn, and a local action plan for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was signed there.  15.01.2019 | 12:00
A program to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities was designed in Stolin
A program to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities was designed in Stolin
The regional center has become the second city in Belarus where the local plan for the implementation of the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was signed.  10.01.2019 | 12:00
“Agenda 50” in Belarus: from strategies to implementation
“Agenda 50” in Belarus: from strategies to implementation
Representatives of the campaign “Agenda 50” from five pilot cities discussed achievements in creating local agendas for implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  30.12.2018 | 08:00
The monitoring of accessibility was presented in Stolin
The monitoring of accessibility was presented in Stolin
On May 28, the city hosted a presentation of the results of the project "Equal to Equal" which was dedicated to monitoring the barrier-free environment in the city.  15.06.2018 | 07:00
“They think if the legs don’t function, neither functions the head.”
“They think if the legs don’t function, neither functions the head.”
In Babruysk, wheelchair users are fighting discrimination.  14.06.2018 | 07:00
One man does not make a team, but united we are able to do a lot
One man does not make a team, but united we are able to do a lot
In Ščučyn, people with disabilities learned to be leaders and to advocate their interests.  22.12.2017 | 14:00
Barrier-free environment – it is not a ramp, but a means of independence (PHOTOS)
Barrier-free environment – it is not a ramp, but a means of independence (PHOTOS)
In Stolin, social organizations and local authorities are implementing a project aimed at independent living of persons with disabilities, and creating local agenda for the district.  21.12.2017 | 14:00
Polish experts: We say “equality” and you say “inclusion”
Polish experts: We say “equality” and you say “inclusion”
Will creation of local agendas be an effective tool in ensuring rights of persons with disabilities in Belarus, just as it was in Poland?  20.12.2017 | 07:00
“It is impossible to talk about persons with disabilities separately from the rest of the country”
“It is impossible to talk about persons with disabilities separately from the rest of the country”
The understanding that all people have equal rights has been the basis for social changes, including those related to disability issues, in Poland.  19.12.2017 | 16:30
“Agenda 50": the problems can be solved only by solidarity and equal treatment
“Agenda 50": the problems can be solved only by solidarity and equal treatment
Five Belarusian cities are open to the campaign launched there to translate into practice the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  20.11.2017 | 07:00
Sofia Sadovskaya: Parents do not understand why one needs contemporary Belarusan art
Sofia Sadovskaya: Parents do not understand why one needs contemporary Belarusan art
For the last five years, the Children's Creative Workshops (CCW) acquaints children with fine arts in a game form.  10.07.2017 | 08:48
Tatsiana Protska: One hundred years of the International Women’s Day – equal rights without equality
Tatsiana Protska: One hundred years of the International Women’s Day – equal rights without equality
Instead of equal, women in Belarus became dependent on the state, they are more concerned with how to survive rather than gender issues, believes Tatsiana Protska, historian, human rights activist.  17.03.2017 | 07:30
"Non-Parasites March": Detentions across the country, beatings of anarchists in Minsk (PHOTO)
"Non-Parasites March": Detentions across the country, beatings of anarchists in Minsk (PHOTO)
The presence of several European high-ranking visitors in Minsk did not prevent the authorities from detaining and beating protesters in Hrodna, Mahileu and in the capital.  16.03.2017 | 07:30
Appeal of BNP in connection with repressive actions against participants of peaceful protest actions
Appeal of BNP in connection with repressive actions against participants of peaceful protest actions
The Belarusan National Platform of the EaP CSF issued a appeal in connection with repressive actions against participants of peaceful protest actions in various cities of Belarus.  15.03.2017 | 19:45
Andrei Yahorau: Even the abolition of the "decree on parasitism" will not decrease social tension
Andrei Yahorau: Even the abolition of the "decree on parasitism" will not decrease social tension
The authorities are trying to stop the protests by cutting off the opposition from mass demonstrations and maintaining a semblance of a dialogue with the protesters.  15.03.2017 | 07:30
Transformation of crowdfunding
Transformation of crowdfunding
Minsk hosted the first Forum for Social Innovation.  25.02.2017 | 15:00
Uladzimir Matskevich: Litvinism carries the germ of separatism
Uladzimir Matskevich: Litvinism carries the germ of separatism
The Russian forces that specialize in informational war believe that it is already possible to start fire of litvinism in Belarus.  09.02.2017 | 07:00
 Siarhei Drazdouski: Quality of the national implementation plan of the Convention raises concerns
 Siarhei Drazdouski: Quality of the national implementation plan of the Convention raises concerns
So far, the government does not confirm the intention to carry out systematic and comprehensive reforms of legislation in this area.  29.12.2016 | 07:20
Andrei Yahorau: Terrorist attack in Berlin should not influence the German migration policy
Andrei Yahorau: Terrorist attack in Berlin should not influence the German migration policy
However, it gives new arguments to the opponents of the migration policy of Angela Merkel.  23.12.2016 | 07:12
Andrei Paluda: It seems the state "cleans the territory" before the referendum on the death penalty
Andrei Paluda: It seems the state "cleans the territory" before the referendum on the death penalty
Why amid the negotiations with Europe the Belarusian authorities have decided to immediately perform three executions at once.  09.12.2016 | 07:24
Valiantsin Stefanovich: Society tends not to trust the judicial system
Valiantsin Stefanovich: Society tends not to trust the judicial system
It seems that the Supreme Court is also concerned with the distrust of the judicial system and is willing to improve the situation.  13.11.2016 | 08:01
Uladzimir Matskevich: Active desovietization is more relevant today than ever
Uladzimir Matskevich: Active desovietization is more relevant today than ever
The preservation of the Soviet ideology, the lack of a coherent and conscious desovietization turned Belarus into a rearguard state.  08.11.2016 | 07:25
Human rights activists:  civil society can resist the “Law on parasitism”
Human rights activists:  civil society can resist the “Law on parasitism”
Legal inspectors of the Trade Union for workers of the radio and electronics industry, human rights activists and lawyers met to create a strategy against the “Law on parasitism”.  04.11.2016 | 07:12
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Gintautas Mažeikis: The relation of political field and arena in the framework of information war

In his report, philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis discusses several concepts that have been a part of the European social and philosophical thought for quite a time.

“It is our big joint work”

It is impossible to change life in cities just in three years (the timeline of the “Agenda 50” campaign implementation). But changing the structure of relationships in local communities is possible.

Shhh! Belarus Wants You to Think It’s Turning Over a New Leaf

Minsk’s muddled media clampdown could jeopardize warming of relations with the West.

Mikhail Matskevich: How to create a local agenda and make it a problem solving tool

To achieve changes, you need to be interested in them and stop pinning all hopes on the state.