Human RightS Initiative

The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) is an awareness raising and capacity building organization based at Central European University (CEU). It was founded in 1999 by the students of the CEU Legal Studies Human Rights Program. Since then it has grown into an internationally-recognized human rights organization, focusing on youth involvement, education and active student participation. HRSI's mission is to promote social engagement through awareness raising and capacity building. Our main target groups are CEU students and alumni, local and regional students, NGO staff and activists as well as local and regional NGOs.

HRSI works with local and regional human rights organizations, as well as international organizations such as the Council of Europe. HRSI is composed of a Coordinating Body and an Executive Board. HRSI's Coordinating Body consists of one staff member, who work in the HRSI Office.  Please stop by the HRSI Office and visit us anytime.

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Location: QS B607, CEU Vienna Campus

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Tampons, pads, cups and Environment. Teaser campaign IV

Teaser campaign IV

Tampons, pads, cups and Environment

Menstruation and Health. Teaser campaign III

January 21, 2016

Teaser campaign III

Menstruation and Health

As any other biological process, menstruation has implications on health of those who experience it. These implications can be positive or negative. In this regard, it is important to know and understand what menstruation is, how it functions and what are the causes and consequences of irregularities that might occur.

Menstruation is a cycle

THE ACTIVIST| Open call for articles

January 15, 2016


Open call for articles


Human RightS Initiative is pleased to announce a call for articles for the 13th issue of The Activist, HRSI’s Human Rights Journal. The Activist is an annual student-led journal aimed at providing CEU students a platform for publishing their work related to human rights as well as the opportunity to gain experience in editing a professional journal.

Economic dimension of menstruation. Teaser campaign II

December 3, 2015

Teaser campaign II

Economic dimension of menstruation