All trends

Society and political parties

Civil society lacks a unified approach to the constitutional referendum; Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya promotes the sanctions agenda in the United States

July 19 – July 25

Belarusian diasporas increase efforts to help the repressed as tensions continue to rise

July 12 – July 18

Exile Politicians line up behind the “People’s Constitution” initiative. Independent media editorial offices resume work abroad

July 5 – July 11

Parties recruit and work with the asset, activists test legal ways of activity

June 28 – July 4

Political Parties explore possible mechanisms for activism as unions disagree on the issue of sanctions

June 21 – June 27

Tsikhanouskaya pursues an active international policy as civil society continues to foster solidarity

June 14 – June 20

Belarusian diaspora advocates further sanctions as Tsikhanouskaya continues to cultivate international recognition

June 7 – June 13

Civil Society shapes the international agenda regarding Belarus, but political parties postpone constituent congresses

May 31 – June 6

Political exiles negotiate resources for the democratisation of the country while civil society lobbies to further isolate Lukashenka

May 24 – May 30

Repression of Civil Society continues; political organisations search for less confrontational forms of mobilisation

May 17 – May 23

Civil Society organisations raise funds for a Church in Budslau. Political exiles keep international attention on Belarus

May 10 – May 16

Civil Society Organisations attempt to seize the narrative on Victory Day as Political Exiles continue to focus attention abroad

May 3 – May 9

Tsikhanouskaya enlists Austrian support in negotiations; Civil Society activities are reduced due to repression

April 26 – May 2

Civil Society Organisations concentrate on the threat to independence; political emigration shapes the Belarusian-European agenda

April 19 – April 25

Political exiles raise funds for Civil Society organisations and victims of repression while the public retains its interest in parties and politics

April 12 – April 18

Democratic organisations maintain unity in their demands to the authorities as plans for party formation proceed

April 5 – April 11

Civil Society embraces safer forms of protest and mutual aid as the party formation agenda resumes

March 29 – April 4

Decentralised protests intensify as political exiles promote the creation of international mechanisms

March 22 – March 28

Political headquarters devise a spring programme while social networks dominate the information space

March 15 – March 21

Structural strengthening of Civil Society continues, but party-building does not progress

March 8 – March 14

Political Headquarters, Parties and Civil Society Organisations strengthen their structures

March 1 – March 7

Civil society leverages the potential of international economic pressure as the diaspora develops initiatives in support

February 22 – February 28

Political organisations develop media infrastructure, Civil Society mobilises for the trials of Babaryka, journalists and medics

February 15 – February 21

The politicisation of society decreases as Tsikhanouskaya and Latushka publicly announce a spring mobilisation plan

February 8 – February 14

Voting on the Skhod [Assembly] platform starts as Tsikhanouskaya calls Lukashenka to resign during the All-Belarus People’s Assembly

February 1 – February 7

Democratic forces succumb to pressure from the authorities

January 25 – January 31

Civil society loses the initiative regarding the domestic political agenda, but political exiles retain international leverage

January 18 – January 24

Political exiles increase international pressure as residential protests continue despite repression

January 11 – January 17

Civil Society concedes to the authorities setting the agenda as political exiles pursue ultimatum rhetoric

January 4 – January 10

2020: civil society compensates for state failures, as political organisations engage society in transformation

January 4 – January 10

Civil society efforts facilitate gradual staff outflow from the power bloc as political exiles lobby for sanctions

December 14 – December 20

Trade unions assist workers in courts as civil society and the IT sector build trust

December 7 – December 13

The Coordination Council proposes various sectoral reforms, while Tsikhanouskaya examines public opinion regarding disconnecting Belarusian banks from SWIFT

November 30 – December 6

International and Civil Society reaction to the crimes of security officials in Belarus has engendered widespread condemnation and facilitated fundraising

November 23 – November 29

Civil society shapes international agenda in respect of Belarus and restores crowdfunding infrastructure

November 16 – November 22

Civil society and political emigration call for stopping the violence before starting any dialogue

November 9 – November 15

Society insists on new elections and comes up with new initiatives in support for doctors and students

November 2 – November 8