February 2020 Newsletter

 Welcome to the first edition of BEARR’s new-style Newsletter.  This will come out every two months and contain all the material that previously went into the 6-monthly Newsletter and monthly Bulletin.  Below, Chairman Nicola Ramsden explains the changes. This issue focuses on domestic violence, with:-           A report on November’s conference on ‘Violence against Women and Girls in Eastern …

Welcome to our new website!

We are very excited to launch our brand new website! Please bear with us as we migrate historical content over to our new platform and turn on the Russian language website. Over time as our new site evolves, we hope to develop it into an increasingly useful and user-friendly resource for all our visitors.

BEARR is changing the way that we communicate with you

Providing interesting and up to date information about health and welfare developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is a fundamental part of BEARR’s services. The trustees have been working over the past two years on ways to improve our communications, making the best use of BEARR’s modest resources. We have already widened our reach …

BEARR News – about our patrons and volunteers

Farewell to… Sir Jonathan Miller The Trust notes with sadness the death in November 2019 of Sir Jonathan Miller CBE, international cultural icon but also a long-standing Patron of The BEARR Trust. Deborah Manley Deborah was a founding member of the BEARR Trust, and a strong supporter of our work as a Friend up until …

BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2019: Violence against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Report and presentations The conference on 15 November brought together over 60 representatives of civil society, academia, international organisations, lawyers, consultants and students from Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan and the UK. Nicola Ramsden, Chairman of The BEARR Trust, opened the conference by saying that gender-based violence (GBV) is not only an issue of …

London Conference 2019 – speaker biographies

We look forward to welcoming this excellent group of speakers to our 2019 Annual Conference: Jessica Gavron is a UK barrister and Legal Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre. She has extensive experience of litigating human rights abuses before the European Court of Human Rights, CEDAW and the UN Human Rights Committee against …

London Conference 2019 – programme

We are excited to present the final programme for our 2019 Annual Conference: Location: CAN Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR (near Borough and London Bridge stations) 9.00    Registration and coffee 9.30    Welcome and Introduction – Nicola Ramsden, Chairman of The BEARR Trust 9.45    Domestic violence, coercion and exploitation of women and girls …