Face au drame meurtrier qui a occasionné le 24 novembre 2021 la disparition en mer de 27 personnes, hommes, femmes, enfants, dans une embarcation au large des côtes de Calais, la Défenseure des droits, Claire Hédon, exprime sa vive émotion et adresse ses condoléances attristées aux familles et proches des personnes exilées.
El Congreso de los Diputados ha acogido el 18 de noviembre de 2021 la toma de posesión de Ángel Gabilondo como Defensor del Pueblo.
As EU countries grapple with a new wave of Covid-19, police, media and NGOs continue to report on increasing rates of violence against women and girls. This ‘shadow pandemic’ has a devastating effect on the rights of women and girls across Europe. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) call on the EU and all Member States to redouble their efforts to protect women's rights and to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with concrete action.
Chris Field, President of the International Ombudsman Institute, addressed the Caribbean Ombudsman Association webinar How to be effective as a small Ombuds institution, on 25 November 2021.

President Field told webinar participants that: “I recognise and respect the powerful nature of small Ombuds offices in the services they provide."

This is a final reminder to register for the international online conference that the Office of the Ombudsman of Israel will be hosting, under the auspices of the IOI and AOM. The conference will discuss the unique challenges facing ombuds institutions across the globe pertaining to upholding and advancing the rights of older people.
During this week, the Ararteko wishes to highlight that restorative justice allows both the offender or aggressor and the injured party or victim of any type of crime or conflict to be reintegrated in society as social assets, while engaging society in the rehabilitation and reintegration.

Restorative Justice Week is celebrated around the world during the third week of November. The theme of this year's week is Protect and Empower the Person Harmed.

La protectrice du citoyen, Marie Rinfret, rend publics le 23 novembre 2021 ses constats sur la gestion de la crise due à la COVID-19 dans les centres d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) durant la première vague de la pandémie. Dans son rapport spécial déposé à l'Assemblée nationale, elle formule 27 recommandations à l’endroit du ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux et de son ministre pour qu’ils déploient des moyens d’envergure efficaces et durables pour agir sur les causes de la crise et pour améliorer les conditions de vie des personnes hébergées.
Québec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret released her findings on how the COVID-19 crisis in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) was handled during the first wave of the pandemic on November 23, 2021. In her special report tabled in the National Assembly, she made 27 recommendations to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and to the Minister aimed at implementing far-reaching measures to act on the causes of the crisis and to improve residents’ living conditions.
On November 10, 2021, the Public Defender of Georgia, together with the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), held an international webinar on the theme: "The right to education of persons with disabilities during COVID-19 pandemic”.

Participants spoke about the challenges relating to the exercise of the right to education of persons with disabilities during the pandemic and exchanged views, methodological experiences and best practices on high quality inclusive education.

Chris Field, President of the International Ombudsman Institute, joined a Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC) panel discussion "Compliance as a necessary component of investment protection in Ukraine", on 17 November 2021, as part of the Ukraine Business Integrity Month.