Coalition for the Rights of the Child in Ukraine formed
On 25 January 2012 10 NGOs created an informal coalition which they called “The Rights of the Child in Ukraine”.
Their aim is to promote the observance of children’s rights, monitor infringements of their rights and promote implementation of Recommendations given by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
According to one of the initiators, Maria Alekseyenko from the Women’s Consortium of Ukraine, the impulse was given by the work over three years by different organizations in preparing an alternative report on Ukraine’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In January 2011 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviewed both the Government’s report and NGOs’ alternative report and issued concluding observations and recommendations which Ukraine’s Government should implement by 2017.
According to one of the organizations within the coalition, M’ART, they welcome other organizations.