On 26th May, 2013, the opening ceremony of Human Rights Space (HRS) with the theme “A new season” was organized at Melia Hotel, Hanoi. Founded in July, 2016, HRS is a space that promotes and protects human rights in Vietnam. To do so, HRS is now focusing on human rights education and promoting freedom and equality values. This space also connects individuals and organizations that protect human rights and stand againts human rights violations.
“A new season” attracted numerous social activists, representatives of foreign Embassies and people who are interested in Human Rights.
The opening ceremony used Playback Theatre to vividly represent stories of audiences on the stage. Therefore, thanks to these stories, the picture of human rights practice in Vietnam gradually appeared right on the stage, in front of many audiences. Also, “a new season” was a space for dialogues about the vision of HRS between co-founders and audiences.
The bright picture of Human Rights Space in Vietnam, which was shared among co-founders, was such an inspiration that promotes actions to protect human rights in Vietnam. Three fields that HRS focuses on are Human Rights Education, Environment Justice and Monitoring & Reporting. The mission of HRS is to protect and promote human rights by educating and raising public awareness. HRS’s vision is to be known as an open space where human rights standards are explained and created and a network for human rights activists and organizations.
Human rights space is a network for human rights individual and organizational activists that protect universal values. HRS also is a place cultivating seeds of good values to harvest actions to protect human rights in Vietnam.