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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 1378
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 1287
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 1646
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 1114
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 1136
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 935
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 2095
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 823
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 1085
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 1224
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 1085
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 1073
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 933
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 1061
12.06.2006

Centre for the Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of Children opens in Kharkiv

One good iniitiative for the huge problem of children living on the streets and desperately in need of help | detail

Visits 1167
02.06.2006

The Rights of homeless children in Ukraine: Who’s protecting them?

In Ukraine today there are more than 200 000 children who are homeless, uncared for or who have been taken away from their parents | detail

Visits 1308
18.05.2006

It is 62 years today, 18 May, since the Crimean Tatars were forcibly deported from the Crimea to Siberia and Central Asia

A Day of Remembrance and Mourning for the victims of the deportation. | detail

Visits 1454
08.05.2006

Ukrainian anti-fascists protest outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv

Activists from the organization “Freedom without borders” accuse the Russian authorities of taking no action in a situation of rising persecution and killing of non-Russians by neo-Nazi organizations | detail

Visits 1217
01.04.2006

ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS UZBEKS

An article from the newspaper “Sevodnya” discusses official claims regarding alleged grounds for deporting a group of Uzbek nationals in February, and highlights questions remaining unanswered. | detail

Visits 1295
28.04.2005

Rubber batons, handcuffs and dactyloscopy or “prophylactic” intimidation of Gypsies

Uzhgorod law-enforcers detained a group of Roma without any legal grounds and explanations | detail

Visits 1649
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