Between the 6th and 13th of July, the 70th anniversary of ”The Gate of Dawn” military operation was held in Vilnius. On Sunday the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took the opportunity to meet historically-important people and guests of the House of Polish Culture, with Jerzy Karpowicz’s photographic exhibition ”Places of National Memory within the Vilnius Region” being officially opened.
Continuing the activities aimed at educating and informing society about human rights, the Foundation prepared its stand in the House of the Polish Culture, offering free educational and informative materials dedicated to the issue of human rights, including those of national minorities.
Apart from that, interested people could receive professional legal advice and become more conversant with the activities of the Foundation – e.g. about the availability of free legal aid or the possibility of being helped with the preparation of legal documentation, of being legally represented in court or other similar institutions in case of discrimination, human rights’ violation in professional or private life, as well as with respect to other incidents.
Such activities, together with the ones in regions located farther from Vilnius, are aimed at spreading information about methods of active defense of one’s rights, especially among people who, due to their age, sex or lack of resources (like Internet access), may not be aware of the free legal aid provided by EFHR.
Moreover, the Foundation is elated by an increasing number of individuals not only recognizing its work but also entrusting their concerns to our professionals.
Thank you for trusting us and see you at future meetings!
Translated by Katarzyna Piskorz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu