Viasna’s website named Champion of Civil Society 2013
An awarding ceremony of the “Champions of Civil Society 2013” Prize was held on December 23 at the Art-Siadziba cultural center in Minsk. The award was founded by the Pro-Democratic NGOs Assembly.
The prize is awarded to organizations, social events, and public figures that were relevant to the development of the Belarusian third sector in 2013.
The online resource of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” was named the best NGO website (spring96.org). When receiving the award, human rights defender Iryna Prakopchyk noted that the award came as a surprise, because there were websites of “broader subjects” in the same nomination. “The main thing is that we can be read by as much common people as possible, and the topic of human rights are more widely heard in society,” she said.
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” considers the award as a sign of friendly support for the blacklisted website spring96.org.
“This year was rich enough for the civil sector. People invest their health, energy, strength, part of life in the development of the third sector,” said the Chairman of the Working Group of the NGOs’ Assembly Siarhei Matskevich.