The State is not capable of ensuring proper education; socialization and rehabilitation for children in institutions and therefore many of those leaving school orphanages cannot adapt in society and quite often end up in adult institutions.
Serhiy Kivalov, Party of the Regions MP and author of one of three draft laws on higher education has asserted that the compulsory nature of the system of Independent external assessment [ZNO] restricts people trying to get into university
If the decision is passed, from November to March after 22.00 and from April to October from 23.00, minors will not be allowed out on the streets and in any public places without their parents or those substituting them with the parents’ consent
Current draft laws on higher education all want to reduce one of the few real achievements of the pre-2010 government – the system of Independent external assessment [ZNO] aimed at ensuring equal access to higher education and fighting corruption
In at least one Ukrainian home for children with serious medical problems children have to be bound to their beds; some have not been outside for years and there can be as few as one carer to 14 children. This is the situation in Ladyzhyn in the Vinnytsa oblast
Over 80 thousand Ukrainian families are on police lists over ill-treatment of children. The victims of such treatment can bear terrible psychological scars, psychologists warn, while human rights activists point to a lack of systematic policy in this sphere.
In Donetsk members of an initiative group of parents whose children are studying in the only 10th grade class with Ukrainian language tuition at the Harmony classical school (gymnaziya) are concerned that the class may be closed
A Memorandum was signed on Monday of Cooperation in introducing a Code on Protection of Children from Ill-treatment on the Internet. The first signatories were the companies MTC-Ukraine; Kyivstar and Ukrtelecom.
The Voroshylovsky Court in Donetsk has accepted as unlawful and revoked the decision of the City Council to close the Ukrainian language School No. 111. The City Council is refusing to comment but says it is planning to appeal the ruling.
In response to the President’s recent upbeat assurances about human rights in general, and the rights of the child in particular, Yulia Krasilnykova reports on the experience of an organization working directly to protect human rights.
The government’s draft bill on higher education has aroused a new wave of protest from students whose criticisms include popuist moves up till the elections, followed by measures which will cut out student grants for many, as wells moves fostering corruption
An ever increasing number of Ukrainian regions are considering whether to impose restrictions on the movement of teenagers in the late evening and night hours. Human rights activists are critical of such methods for “fighting” juvenile crime
The new history textbook for the 11th grade is 100-pages shorter than its predecessor, but it contains a biography of Viktor Yanukovych. The Education Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk had demanded that the textbook be rewritten.
On 31 August in the evening, the parents who are standing firm received visits by officers of the district police and Service for Juvenile Affairs handing out explanations on how to teach and bring up school children