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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
02.06.2007

100 thousand “social orphans” in Ukraine

A home for 80 street children has opened in Kyiv funded by businesspeople. On this International Children’s Day, surely time to think more seriously about all those others … | detail

Visits 1479
01.05.2007

New Drop-In Centre for Street and At-Risk Children in Chernihiv

The newly-created Centre will provide around 250 at-risk children and adolescents with social, medical, psychological, legal and other aid | detail

Visits 1536
27.04.2007

Chyhyryn mystery

So where will the investigation into the Chyhyryn incident lead the Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Secretariat? The question arises due to the appearance of ever more curious details about the Ombudsperson’s investigation into the incident in which members of the Party of the Regions took schoolchildren from the Cherkasy region to a political rally in Kyiv | detail

Visits 2158
13.04.2007

Human Rights Ombudsperson to look into the illegal involvement of children in political protest

As the Co-Chair of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Yevhen Zakharov explains, he has received official confirmation from the Head of the Chyhyryn District Administration that at the beginning of April students from a local school were taken to Kyiv to take part in a political rally in support of the coalition. Each child was also promised 40 UH. | detail

Visits 1416
13.04.2007

On children being enlisted for political rallies

Open letter to the the Human Rights Ombudsperson Nina Karpachova calling on her to investigate incidents where children were apparently taken by members of the Party of the Regions from school to Kyiv for political rallies | detail

Visits 1556
11.04.2007

Children on Maidan

A particularly distasteful element in any political crisis is the deliberate use of certain members of society for political gain. Worst of all is when this involves children | detail

Visits 1576
30.03.2007

Second generation homeless

They know the taste of water from the Dnipro River, and perhaps the only warmth in their life comes from the heating pipes. They eat what we did not finish, they dress in what we no longer want to wear, and a box for them is an everyday necessity – they sleep in it. According to approximate estimates, there are 100 thousand children in Ukraine living on the streets, and the figure is steadily rising. | detail

Visits 1476
29.03.2007

Street kids in Odessa plan to publish their own newspaper

The first issue of the paper may already be produced by the end of the month, for the moment in electronic form. | detail

Visits 1394
22.03.2007

UN concerned by the scale of child prostitution in Ukraine

The UN Special Rapporteur’s report on his visit to Ukraine points out that with most Western countries now no longer requiring visas to come to Ukraine, young people are increasingly becoming the victims of sex tourists | detail

Visits 1816
14.03.2007

New Ukrainian website on the Rights of the Child

This new initiative provides material – and a chance to test your knowledge! – concerning vital issues like human trafficking involving children and juvenile justice | detail

Visits 1227
27.02.2007

Ministry of Justice says that it is preparing proposals on humanizing the penal system, especially for minors

With such admirable intentions as to put an end to Ukraine’s high numbers of prisoners, including juvenile offenders, monitoring is certainly required to make sure they don’t remain good plans … | detail

Visits 1222
26.02.2007

The Money is not reaching children in need through officials’ mismanagement

Some of the hard-hitting criticism of attempts ineptly managed to provide decent conditions for orphans and children deprived of parental care issued by the Ukrainian Accounting Chamber | detail

Visits 1013
24.02.2007

Children’s 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 | detail

Visits 2213
21.02.2007

Why are the state authorities in Pavlohrad planning to close down schools?

In Pavlohrad in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the Mayor has arbitrarily decided to close five (!) city schools, one of which has 48% Roma students. The nearest school is 6 kilometres away. | detail

Visits 896
04.12.2006

Nearly half a million children work In Ukraine

More than 456 thousand children in Ukraine are working, mainly in the illegal sectors of the economy. This is firstly in begging, but also pornography and sexual exploitation. | detail

Visits 1192
03.11.2006

Are children’s vaccinations harmful?

The present system whereby parents may - or may not - find out about their child’s vaccination, and the school may - or may not - find out about reasons why a child shouldn’t receive a vaccination needs to be addressed | detail

Visits 1319
20.10.2006

Children in Kharkiv kindergartens learn about human rights

“Fox has taken Rabbit’s mirror from him, and Rabbit turns for help to the children. Rabbit is small, and sly Fox has taken away his rights”. Such tales with elements of knowledge about human rights form part of the program in the kindergarten | detail

Visits 1174
18.10.2006

Aware means prevented

Over the last two months, the program “Families without violence” has been carrying out awareness raising measures aimed at preventing violence against children in the family in various districts of the Kherson region. | detail

Visits 1158
16.09.2006

Lessons on social and legal protection of children to begin

In response to the disturbing incident in a Chernivtsi school involving bullying and worse, the Ministry of Justice is introducing new measures which can be welcomed – and monitored … | detail

Visits 1008
25.07.2006

Ukrainian spiritual leaders call on politicians not to incite inter-ethnic enmity

Representatives of Ukraine’s largest religious communities stress that the language issue must not be used to stir up tension and division within Ukraine | detail

Visits 1142
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