We support communities, groups and individuals in creating a fair world. We lead civic campaigns, raise public awareness and educate. Even one person or a small group of people can set a new direction, reach out to others and achieve positive change.
Our initiatives to create a world more fair
We create a fair and just society together every day. It’s a responsibility of all of us.
We’re sometimes asked: “who is the boss around here?”. A fair and just society doesn’t need bosses. We can all decide together and that’s the kind of society we want. That’s why in NESEHNUTÍ the responsibility doesn’t lie on one or a few people, but evenly on every member of our team. Find out more about how to run your organisation democratically.
We’re all part of the decision-making process, everyone’s voice is heard. The absence of orders from above helps us to come up with better solutions and to be more creative. Our collective decision-making helps us to set reasonable rules, create strategies and fulfil our goals.
NESEHNUTÍ (both abbreviation of “Independent Social Ecological Movement” and the word meaning “those who won’t bend”) was founded in 1997. We proved that we won’t bend to sexism, discrimination, the arms industry or interests of developers.
Over the years, we successfully initiated discussions about significant topics and pushed the public debate further on many subjects.
For ten years, we were working on the issue of sexist advertisement – announcing annual “anti-prize” Sexist Piglet and publishing expert reports. We also organized annual events on equal pay day and conference Active Parenthood.
We contrived to implement fair rules in the construction act amendment, which make sure that authorized inspectors cannot circumvent the law while approving construction anymore.
We also successfully sued the controversial Brno city zoning plan update, which would have disrupted green areas in the city and give the developers an advantage.
We lead a campaign for health insurance for immigrants to change the law and enable migrants with long-term residence in the Czech Republic to have access to public healthcare system.
In a campaign “Brnotoč” we mobilized the citizens to contact the municipal government candidates and demand an eco-friendly transportation in the Brno city.
We organized the first critical mass in Brno and founded local group of Food not Bombs. And many more.