Ugly and unacceptable, but are the fans anti-Semitic?
“Kyiv Dynamos” final match before the winter break has been clouded by thoroughly unacceptable behaviour by its fans, however it is not perhaps entirely clear how consciously anti-Semitic the culprits are
Who is fuelling inter-ethnic problems in the Crimea?
Improper utterances in the press, ethnic and religious insults are not only the source of negative emotions, but can in the end lead to outbursts of violence. Such problems are particularly acute in the Crimea where relations between the Slavonic majority and repatriated Crimean Tatars sometimes spill out into conflict
Journalists learn about tolerance
Journalists on this training course considered the role of the media in forming public opinion about people living with HIV/AIDS and analyzed the media image presented at the moment
New official post on combating racism and xenophobia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has introduced the position of Special Ambassador on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination and appointed Oleksandr Horin to the post
Out of the shadows
Any xenophobic behaviour must be stopped. However, rather than making global statements which are too vague to be checked or refuted, we need to address the issues, pool our resources and ensure that problems emerging do not get out of hand
Forum of civic organizations for the disabled in Odessa
The main aim of the forum, attended by delegations from 11 former Soviet republics, was to prepare a joint mechanism for implementing the objectives of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled in post-Soviet countries
Removing language barriers for national minorities
Following appeals from national minorities, the Minister of Education has made the first moves to ensuring that university entrance exams are in the applicants language
Disturbing rise in anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Zhytomyr
Ukraines Chief Rabbi Azriel Khaikin has addressed a letter to main government bodies with regard to constant incidents involving anti-Semitism in Zhytomyr
Internet legal consultations in Ivano-Frankivsk for people living with HIV
As well as providing legal advice and help with applications etc, lawyers will also be accompanying people in court proceedings over cases of discrimination and other infringements of their rights
Court passes sentence over desecration of graves at a Jewish cemetery
Two of those convicted face 2 years imprisonment for desecrating graves and the Memorial to the Victims of Nazism in Odessa
International wheelchair marathon reaches Poltava
The “Marathon Commonwealth” is a demonstration of courage and strength of will, the triumph of the human spirit over any adversity. It is the ardent longing of people with limited opportunities to see a WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS and without barriers.
Construction of schools for HIV-infected children going nowhere
And this means that the children are also going nowhere since they are prevented from attending normal kindergartens or schools
Outrage over Minister of Educations attitude to children with HIV
In the last few days the Minister of Education spoke out in a recent television interview in favour of children with HIV NOT attending school together with other children.
Children with special needs in Rivne receive a new building
The special feature of the Rivne regional Social Adaptation Centre for Children with Special Needs “Pahinets” is its integrated nature: children with special needs study in groups with other children
Lviv to become barrier free
Lviv City Councils Executive Council will no longer give the go-ahead for any building designs which are not adapted for people with disabilities. It will also adopt measures for making public transport accessible and creating parking places for the disabled
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented in Kyiv
Valery Sushkevych, Head of the Ukrainian National Assembly of People with Disabilities is not optimistic about immediate prospects for Ukraines ratification of the Convention, and points to problems with legislation in Ukraine consistently not being applied
The anti-Semites lost, like in 1945
MAUPs latest court flop came on the eve of Victory Day. The institute had filed a suit demanding that members of the Ukrainian intelligentsia retract their statement that fringe elements linked with MAUP were trying to present to the world an image, long debunked, of Ukraine as a hotbed of xenophobia. A Kyiv court found no grounds for allowing the claim.
Conclusions from a roundtable on defending the rights of people with special needs in the Chernivtsi region
After presenting the results of six months monitoring of the press with regard to their coverage of the difficulties experienced by people with special needs, problems of mobility, treatment by the authorities and the attitude of members of the public to people with disabilities were discussed
See me as equal!
In Simferopol on Saturday more than 300 adults and children with disabilities took part in a march – demonstration under the banner “See me as equal!”. The event was aimed at drawing the publics attention to the problems people with disabilities face and to develop a positive attitude to those with limited possibilities