About this Cause
As of March 1, 2022, HRF's Belarus Solidarity Fund has reached over $1.1 million to support the democracy movement in Belarus. Since fraudulent elections in August 2020, hundreds of thousands of Belarusians have peaceful protested against the brutal regime of Alexander Lukashenko. HRF’s Belarus Solidarity Fund provides financial assistance to those Belarusians who have been fired from their jobs, injured, arbitrarily detained, or who face steep fines because of their support for freedom and democracy in Belarus. The fund also provides equipment and assistance to independent journalists who continue to accurately cover events in Belarus even in the face of government repression. Recipients are carefully vetted by HRF in collaboration with Belarusian nonprofits, civil society organizations, and international human rights experts. HRF has also partnered with leaders of the Belarusian diaspora to provide targeted financial aid to striking workers at specific factories. The idea is to provide support to enough striking workers to effectively shut down factory operations, adding more pressure to Lukashenko’s weakening regime. If you would like to start a crowdfunding initiative, please email email@example.com. To learn more about HRF's Belarus program, visit hrf.org/belarus.
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