2010 10/01
Дзень Правоў Чалавеку, Жодзіна

Human Rights Day, Zhodzina

On December 10, 2009 activists of human rights community and members of Human Rights Centre “Viasna” in Zhodzina conducted several campaigns devoted to International Human Rights Day. Since early morning informational materials and posters with The Universal Declaration of HUMAN RIGHTS were brought to educational and administrative establishments of Zhodzina.

Sviatlana Lapitskaya personally handed them out direct to the administration of Town Education Department – Y.Haryd, Zhodzina executive committee – S.Konan and also to the head of Children’s Convalescent-Correctional Centre, to Central Post Office, Zhodzina court and Town Militia department…

Informational materials and compact brochures with UDHR text were handed out in the streets. People reacted to these actions of human rights defenders gladly with a great relish. Elderly people and women hugged some of them and wished success and winning.

During afternoon since 16-00 till 17-00 when workers of BelAZ were leaving the enterprise, in the streets near shops “Aelita” and “Euroset” and on the way to the central entrance of PA “BelAZ activists of HRC “Viasna” in Zhodzina continued handing out issue-related informational materials about violations of Constitutional rights of citizens in Zhodzina and text of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They also gathered signatures in support of Belarusian-speaking children and their parents, against liquidation of the last Belarusian-speaking educational grounds and total Russification of visual outer environment in Zhodzina.

It was surprising that most of people supported the position of human rights activists. All people who had time and stopped or managed to read the demands – 100% put their signatures of support. Even those who refused to do this at once (who didn’t understand the demands) after understanding what the issue was about put their signatures with no doubt impressed by what they’ve heard. And they even suggested their friends to do it and at parting they expressed solidarity and support.

Thus on 10.12.2009 in Zhodzina in spite of lawless banning of peaceful picketing devoted to Human Rights Day, human rights defenders managed to conduct a memorable and very positive contact with citizens and administration of the town, distributed much useful information, started gathering signatures in support of inherent rights and freedoms of Belarusian-speaking community which is discriminated today in Zhodzina.

Some pictures from the action on Human Rights Day in Zhodzina

Alaksiej Lapicki

Alaksiej Lapicki

Zbor podpisau

Collecting signatures

Zbor podpisau

Collecting signatures

Biuleteni

Bulletins

Infarmacyja

Іnformation

Svietlana Lapickaja

Svietlana Lapickaja

According to business distribution
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