Global Philanthropy Project (GPP), International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), and Russia Freedom Fund invite you to join us for a timely webinar for grantmakers on the state of Chechnya and security trends in the region.

Wednesday, May 17th
10-11am EDT/ 4-5pm CEST / 5-6pm EAT / EEST 5-6pm

This webinar is intended for grantmakers only and will include Human Rights Watch Russia Program Director Tanya Lokshina, representatives of The Russian LGBT Network and the Oak Foundation’s International Human Rights Program. These presenters will speak to the current situation and answer questions.


Read: Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Pogrom
New York Times Op Ed, May 3, 2017 by Ekaterina Sokirianskaiamay


Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director and a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch and is based in Moscow. Having joined Human Rights Watch in January 2008, Lokshina authored several reports on egregious abuses in Russia’s turbulent North Caucasus region and co-authored a report on violations of international humanitarian law during the 2008 armed conflict in Georgia. Her recent publications include a range of materials on Russia’s vicious crackdown on critics of the government and on violations of international humanitarian law during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Lokshina is a recipient of the 2006 Andrei Sakharov Award, “Journalism as an Act of Conscience.” Her articles on human rights issues have been featured in prominent Russian and foreign media outlets, including CNN, the Guardian, Le Monde, the Moscow Times, Novaya Gazeta, and the Washington Post. Lokshina’s books include Chechnya Inside Out and Imposition of a Fake Political Settlement in the Northern Caucasus. In 2014, her article on the abusive virtue campaign against women in Chechnya was published in Chechnya at War and Beyond (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series).

A representative from The Russian LGBT Network will join the call.

The Russian LGBT Network is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. We unite and develop regional initiatives, advocacy groups (at both national and international levels), and provide social and legal services.

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A representative from the Oak Foundation International Human Rights program will join the call.

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.

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