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ABOUT

Hafiza Merkezi Berlin was founded within a global context of rising authoritarian governments, increasing nationalism and right-wing extremist movements. This increasingly alarming trend of the erosion of the rule of law and a setback in human rights at a global scale puts human rights advocates, truth seekers and defenders of accountability under a growing pressure to act...

This has a direct impact on the shrinking civil space that secures the democratic basis of the society. Turkey is one of the countries which has had more than its fair share of this pressure and restricted civic space. Under these circumstances, the founders of Hafıza Merkezi, a human rights organization operating in İstanbul since 2011, decided to establish an independent organization in Berlin. The main aim was to engage more directly with the international human rights system, engage with human rights issues in countries other than their own and build bridges between different countries, groups and activists through internationalisation, knowledge production and civil engagement. We were established as a Berlin based organization in 2018 and received our charity status the same year.

Based on the comprehensive accumulation of knowledge and expertise stemming from its sister organisation Hafiza Merkezi, HMB aims to promote human rights in alliance with other international actors, with the goal of fostering change at a global level. We believe in the significance of international advocacy and solidarity actions with a comparative perspective to tackle the global backlash. To this end, we aim to support CSOs in Turkey and in Europe and to establish long-term, efficient relationships in order to define common agendas for the global human rights movement defending democracy, rule of law and peace.

ABOUT

Hafiza Merkezi Berlin was founded within a global context of rising authoritarian governments, strengthening nationalism and right-wing extremist movements. This increasingly alarming trend of the erosion of the rule of law and a setback in human rights at a global scale puts human rights advocates, truth seekers and defenders of accountability under a growing pressure to act...

This has a direct impact on the shrinking civil space that secures the democratic basis of the society. Turkey is one of the countries which has had more than its fair share of this pressure and restricted civic space. Under these circumstances, the founders of Hafıza Merkezi, a human rights organization operating in İstanbul since 2011, decided to establish an independent organization in Berlin. The main aim was to engage more directly with the international human rights system, engage with human rights issues in countries other than their own and build bridges between different countries, groups and activists through internationalisation, knowledge production and civil engagement. We were established as a Berlin based organization in 2018 and received our charity status the same year.

Based on the comprehensive accumulation of knowledge and expertise stemming from its sister organisation Hafiza Merkezi, HMB aims to promote human rights in alliance with other international actors, with the goal of fostering change at a global level. We believe in the significance of international advocacy and solidarity actions with a comparative perspective to tackle the global backlash. To this end, we aim to support CSOs in Turkey and in Europe and to establish long-term, efficient relationships in order to define common agendas for the global human rights movement defending democracy, rule of law and peace.

ABOUT

Hafiza Merkezi Berlin was founded within a global context of rising authoritarian governments, strengthening nationalism and right-wing extremist movements. This increasingly alarming trend of the erosion of the rule of law and a setback in human rights at a global scale puts human rights advocates, truth seekers and defenders of accountability under a growing pressure to act...

This has a direct impact on the shrinking civil space that secures the democratic basis of the society. Turkey is one of the countries which has had more than its fair share of this pressure and restricted civic space. Under these circumstances, the founders of Hafıza Merkezi, a human rights organization operating in İstanbul since 2011, decided to establish an independent organization in Berlin. The main aim was to engage more directly with the international human rights system, engage with human rights issues in countries other than their own and build bridges between different countries, groups and activists through internationalisation, knowledge production and civil engagement. We were established as a Berlin based organization in 2018 and received our charity status the same year.

Based on the comprehensive accumulation of knowledge and expertise stemming from its sister organisation Hafiza Merkezi, HMB aims to promote human rights in alliance with other international actors, with the goal of fostering change at a global level. We believe in the significance of international advocacy and solidarity actions with a comparative perspective to tackle the global backlash. To this end, we aim to support CSOs in Turkey and in Europe and to establish long-term, efficient relationships in order to define common agendas for the global human rights movement defending democracy, rule of law and peace.

ENCOUNTERS

As an organization that is founded at the crossroads of Germany, Turkey and Europe one of our first missions is to acknowledge this plurality and frame it as a ...space of encounter. Our aim is to provide a space for people from different geographical and professional contexts to come together. Through these encounters, we aim to facilitate exchange between civil society actors facing similar challenges in shrinking democratic spaces, sharing lessons from their work and building solidarity actions.

ADVOCACY

We follow a broad approach to advocacy. This includes focused training and intensive exchange between activists as well as interaction with broader audiences ...through putting different mediums into use. The core to effective advocacy is knowledge, that is why we want to enable easy access to resources and a network that strengthens the advocacy capacity of civil society in Turkey and beyond.

RESEARCH

We aim to conduct and publish well-designed, deeply analytical research in line with international standards that is made with and for civil society actors. We ...want to connect academic knowledge and sound methodologies with the practical experience and political knowledge of actors in the field. Through this, we aim to work closely towards the needs of civil society and provide knowledge that is directly applicable to the ongoing struggle in shrinking civil spaces.

ENCOUNTERS

As an organization that is founded at the crossroads of Germany, Turkey and Europe one of our first missions is to acknowledge this plurality and frame it as a ...space of encounter. Our aim is to provide a space for people from different geographical and professional contexts to come together. Through these encounters, we aim to facilitate exchange between civil society actors facing similar challenges in shrinking democratic spaces, sharing lessons from their work and building solidarity actions.

ADVOCACY

We follow a broad approach to advocacy. This includes focused training and intensive exchange between activists as well as interaction with broader audiences ...through putting different mediums into use. The core to effective advocacy is knowledge, that is why we want to enable easy access to resources and a network that strengthens the advocacy capacity of civil society in Turkey and beyond.

RESEARCH

We aim to conduct and publish well-designed, deeply analytical research in line with international standards that is made with and for civil society actors. We ...want to connect academic knowledge and sound methodologies with the practical experience and political knowledge of actors in the field. Through this, we aim to work closely towards the needs of civil society and provide knowledge that is directly applicable to the ongoing struggle in shrinking civil spaces.

NEWS

“To jest wojna!” The defence of human rights in Poland – An Interview with Monika Tichy 900 450 HM-Berlin

“To jest wojna!” The defence of human rights in Poland – An Interview with Monika Tichy

Photo © Michał Gliński 2020 “To jest wojna!” The defence of human rights in Poland – An Interview with Monika…

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The Forensics of Human Rights – An Interview with Eyal Weizman 900 450 HM-Berlin

The Forensics of Human Rights – An Interview with Eyal Weizman

Photo © David Ausserhofer / Robert Bosch Academy The Forensics of Human Rights – An Interview with Eyal Weizman Date…

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HMB Live – 13.04.2021: Defying Hate with Pride 266 133 HM-Berlin

HMB Live – 13.04.2021: Defying Hate with Pride

Defying Hate with Pride Date published: 23/3/2021 –Metnin Türkçesi aşağıdadır– Hafiza Merkezi Berlin (HMB) organises the live event Defying Hate…

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HMB Live – 08.04.2021: Human Rights under Attack 266 133 HM-Berlin

HMB Live – 08.04.2021: Human Rights under Attack

Human Rights under Attack Date published: 23/3/2021 –Metnin Türkçesi aşağıdadır– Hafiza Merkezi Berlin (HMB) organises the live event Human Rights…

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Local Struggles – Transnational Strategies: Experiences from Hungary and Turkey 266 133 HM-Berlin

Local Struggles – Transnational Strategies: Experiences from Hungary and Turkey

Local Struggles – Transnational Strategies: Experiences from Hungary and Turkey Date published: 03/24/2021 -Metnin Türkçesi aşağıdadır.- Hafiza Merkezi Berlin (HMB) invites you to the Local…

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HMB organised a training on international human rights mechanisms 2560 1707 HM-Berlin

HMB organised a training on international human rights mechanisms

HMB organised a training on international human rights mechanisms Date published: 12/21/2020 2020 has been a particularly challenging year for civil society in Turkey, Europe,…

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HMB organised two workshops: Local Struggles Transnational Strategies – Poland and Turkey 1024 665 HM-Berlin

HMB organised two workshops: Local Struggles Transnational Strategies – Poland and Turkey

HMB organised two workshops: Local Struggles Transnational Strategies – Poland and Turkey Date published: 12/21/2020 In the summer of 2020, plans of the Turkish Government…

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HMB Live – 10.12.2020: Promise of Justice & International Law 555 278 HM-Berlin

HMB Live – 10.12.2020: Promise of Justice & International Law

Promise of Justice & International Law Date published: 12/1/2020 –Metnin Türkçesi aşağıdadır– Hafiza Merkezi Berlin (HMB) organises the live event Promise of Justice & International…

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Greifswalder Str. 4
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