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25.01.2008

For a tolerant Crimea

The civic movement “For a tolerant Crimea” has directed an appeal to the Simferopol Mayor and Deputies expressing concern over discrimination against Muslim and other religious communities in the city | detail

Visits 2088
25.01.2008

SBU catches alleged gang of Nazi racists

The behaviour is classified under the articles for hooliganism and for violations of equal rights on the basis of race, nationality or religion, which involve quite serious legal consequences | detail

Visits 1132
21.01.2008

Proposal to toughen liability for discrimination

President Yushchenko has submitted a draft law “On amendments to Article 161 of the Criminal Code regarding liability for infringements of equal rights on the basis of race, nationality or religious convictions | detail

Visits 844
12.01.2008

No Tower of Babel

One senses that for some people the Charter and situation in Ukraine are confined to a virtual realm in which contact with reality is of absolutely no importance. A journey by public transport in Kyiv for example, will assuage all concerns about the threatened position of the Russian language | detail

Visits 2289
03.12.2007

Ugly and unacceptable, but are the fans anti-Semitic?

“Kyiv Dynamo’s” 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 | detail

Visits 976
02.12.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1691
22.11.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1509
14.11.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1024
12.11.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1354
31.10.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1295
17.10.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1010
22.08.2007

Disturbing rise in anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Zhytomyr

Ukraine’s Chief Rabbi Azriel Khaikin has addressed a letter to main government bodies with regard to constant incidents involving anti-Semitism in Zhytomyr | detail

Visits 1625
21.08.2007

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 | detail

Visits 972
11.08.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1071
07.07.2007

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. | detail

Visits 1268
05.07.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1066
21.06.2007

Outrage over Minister of Education’s 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. | detail

Visits 1120
07.06.2007

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 | detail

Visits 1277
25.05.2007

Lviv to become barrier free

Lviv City Council’s 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 | detail

Visits 1192
11.05.2007

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 Ukraine’s ratification of the Convention, and points to problems with legislation in Ukraine consistently not being applied | detail

Visits 1280
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