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 …

Tell us what you think about our newsletter

The BEARR Trust invites you to share any suggestions and comments you might have, regarding our bi-annual newsletter.   The BEARR Trust has been producing a biannual newsletter for a number of years, keeping readers in touch with our news and events, health and welfare updates from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, as …

Trustee Charlie Walker runs the London Marathon for BEARR

Charlie’s message I’m running the London marathon in 2019 to raise money for the BEARR Trust, which supports vulnerable people in countries of the former Soviet Union. BEARR, of which I’m a trustee, runs an annual grants competition that provides funding for small NGOs operating across the Eurasian region, and this year’s scheme focuses on …

Death of BEARR Patron the Duchess of Abercorn

The BEARR Trust is sad to inform its supporters and readers of the death of its patron the Duchess of Abercorn in December 2018. She lived in Northern Ireland. She was a descendant of Alexander Puskhin and founded the Pushkin Trust to promote creative learning in honour of her ancestor. In 2003 she received an honorary doctorate …