Civil society organisations stand up for their peers working for local communities and for a peaceful Hungary

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Following the steps of the Hungarian government, during the past week elected local representatives in several Hungarian cities launched attacks on Hungarian civil society organisations (CSOs), working for the benefit of communities and the Hungarian society, questioning their credibility and compromising their operations. We, 135 Hungarian CSOs, providing support to widest variety of social groups and people, stand up for those under attack and reject these attempts to stigmatise them. It is Hungary’s common interest that CSOs can work freely and without intimidation to help local communities.

Holiday Hours

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Please note that Menedék office will remain closed during the holidays from December 23rd until January 2nd. In case of urgency we are available today.

NGOs: We’re here to stay and to continue our work

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On Tuesday, 13 June, after two postponed votes, the Hungarian Parliament adopted the Law on the Transparency of Foreign Funded Organisations. The community of civil society organisations united in the Civilizáció campaign continue to believe that the law is unnecessary, stigmatising and harmful.

Here at least there is a peace

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Momand Islamuddin was a client of Menedék nearly a decade ago, he escaped from Afghanistan with his wife and daughter. The association found apartment and job for him. (available only in Hungarian)