Childrens homes must not be the only possible form of rehabilitation for children with disabilities
“All different – all equal” – this is the credo of the “Coalition to defend the rights of the disabled and people with learning difficulties”. Unfortunately this credo is seldom reflected in Ukrainian legislation, and many children with disabilities and their parents are left to deal with their problems alone
KHGP to investigate possible harassment of foreign students in Kharkiv
The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group has received complaints from foreign students in Kharkiv saying that in the last 6 months there has been a significant increase in aggression towards them. The students are unfortunately often frightened to approach the police
No ethnic enmity in Ukraine, but conflict continues
While a lawyer from All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress believes that everyday anti-Semitism is not a problem, she believes it would be too early to rest easy, especially given the difficulties the Congress has in proving the xenophobic nature of one academys regular publications
Ukrainian website for people with disabilities
The sites creators hope to inform visitors about the everyday life of people with special needs and the problems they encounter
Human rights consolidation program “East – West” for women with special needs
A recent seminar in Chernivtsi addressed ways of protecting the rights of those with disabilities in Chernivtsi and the region
My legal wrangle with the municipal enterprise “Kharkiv Heating Network”
Dickens "Bleak House" in a modern Ukrainian setting: it would be humourous if the winter didnt get bitterly cold without heating!
How hard is it to be disabled in Ukraine?
As so often, a cheering account of what civic organizations are doing to help people with disabilities, and depressing details of how the authorities are failing such people
Where do disabled children study?
Faltering steps in Ukraine towards recognizing and meeting the needs of all members of sociiety
“City without barriers”: a charity venture launched in Lutsk
The donations will help to develop barrier free buildings for children with limited mobility
Sometimes it is a pleasure to acknowledge ones own mistakes
Customer price inflation in 2005 will not exceed 11%.
World War II veterans may lose their hospitals
The events around the all-Ukrainian medical-social Center in the village of Tsybli of the Kyiv region may result in its liquidation
The mental health of Ukrainians is worsening
During the past ten years the state of mental health of Ukrainian citizens has noticeably deteriorated – this negative trend has been reported by Ukrainian psychiatrists
Observance of labor rights in Ukraine today and the role of criminal law in defending these rights
The right to employment, as well as other labour rights, is an inherent right like the right to life. The reality of our social-economic rights depends on the reality of this right. Changes in political, economic and social conditions have resulted in radical changes in our country, and violations of elementary rights connected with labour relations have become common.
How could one not love you, Kyiv, my city …, or how San Sanych turned orange
The building crane near the building “Arsenal-2” with its board promising that this will be the Ukrainian Louvre, the endless talk over what to build on the foundation of the Desyatynna Church , the suspension of the building works on No. 9 Parkova Avenue hardly testify to revolutionary changes in Kyiv.
In June the average monthly salary was 823 hryvnas
The nominal salary in June 2005, in comparison with June 2004, increased for 36.9% and was 823.10 hryvnas, which exceeded the amount of the subsistence wage for able-to-work person in Ukraine (453 hryvnas) for 81.7%, informed Vyacheslav Kirilenko, the Minister of labor and social politics.
Open letter to the Minister of Health
“We are writing to you on behalf of human rights organizations who very frequently deal with violations of patients rights. We can say openly that the current situation in this sphere violates the basic constitutional right of citizens of Ukraine – the right to life.”
Work of the program “Hippocrates” in the Rivne region
In connection with active discussion of patients rights in the recent numbers of the bulletin “Prava ludyny”, we want to propose to our readers brief information about the work of the program “Hippocrates” in the Rivne region. We also want to tell about our successes and failures and to present our propositions aimed at development of human rights protection movement in the Rivne region. Besides, we are inviting for cooperation and exchange of experience the organizations, which work for prevention of violations of the rights of patients and medical staff.
Ukraine: women are discriminated on the labor-market
Sexual discrimination in Ukraine deprives women of the opportunity to work, and the Ukrainian government does nothing for the improvement of the situation, reads the report of "Human Rights Watch".