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13.05.2010

Pressure on student activists through “preventive chats”

Students at Ukrainian institutes are complaining of pressure being brought to bear on them over their active civic position. They speak of “preventive chats” in the Dean’s Office, with threats to expel them | detail

Visits 1503
08.05.2010

Chernivtsi imposes curfew on children and teenagers on the streets

The police claim the curfew will protect children and fight crime, the City School Students’ Council calls it a flagrant violation of young people’s rights | detail

Visits 846
22.04.2010

Civic groups slam the introduction of new conditions for getting into university

OPORA and the Committee of Voters of Ukraine consider that the new conditions for getting in to a higher educational institute discriminate against those applying in 2010 and violate citizens’ rights to equal access to education | detail

Visits 1564
30.03.2010

“Cheap political points”: on the “language changes” to external assessment

The issue of whether the exams should be introduced in minority language can be argued about, but there can be no question of it being wise to do it now, effectively just two months before the entrance procedure gets underway | detail

Visits 1314
26.03.2010

Changes to the rules for entering institutes

Despite calls from many civic institutions, the new Minister of Education has announced the introduction of a three-tier system which introduces much more scope for corruption | detail

Visits 1225
25.03.2010

Semynozhenko: No entrance exams in institutes at present

The Deputy Prime Minister on Humanitarian Affairs does, however, say that school leaving certificates will form a third of the assessment, which can in no way allay the concerns of those hoping for one external exam to ensure equal access to higher education | detail

Visits 1255
22.03.2010

Supplementary tests and assessments provide openings for corruption

If the model for entry proposed by the new Minister of Education is brought into effect, it will be impossible for the public to monitor the process for applying to institutes since it is impossible to monitor all stages of the process (independent testing, tests for institutes, marks in the school certificate) | detail

Visits 1700
18.03.2010

Ukrainian Catholic University Appeal to the education community of Ukraine

The Administration of the Ukrainian Catholic University is appealing to the education community in Ukraine to come out publicly about the situation in education following the appointment of Dmytro Tabachnyk as Minister of Education and Science | detail

Visits 1449
12.03.2010

Concern over threat to external assessment

OPORA and the Committee of Voters of Ukraine are outraged over statements made by the Deputy Prime Minister V. Semynozhenko on introducing double standards during the application period for getting into higher educational institutes this year | detail

Visits 1752
12.03.2010

Will the education system slide back into old corrupt ways?

The new government could already this year change the rules for entering Ukrainian higher educational institutes. Students will again be accepted according to the results of exams, certificates and testing. Civic organizations are clear in their opposition | detail

Visits 1757
24.02.2010

History textbooks to present a balanced and people-based view

The Institute of National Remembrance are creating a concept framework for school textbooks on Ukrainian history intended to provide a balanced account of history and encourage students to think, while reconciling different parts of the country | detail

Visits 850
23.02.2010

Shameful abuse

The antics of various members of the rightwing party VO “Svoboda” have long made many of us wince, however the behaviour of one Lviv Regional Council member Iryna Farion at a kindergarten warrants more than just disgust, but very serious measures from the authorities. | detail

Visits 910
22.02.2010

Sexual Exploitation of Children: What is the Situation in Ukraine?

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has presented the results of the study Comprehensive Assessment of Child Trafficking, Child Prostitution and Pornography in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1673
11.02.2010

Fall in the number of street kids

Over the first nine months of 2009 there were 8 thousand less street kids taken off the streets than in 2008. Reasons include migrant workers returning to Ukraine and the work of the social services with “problem” parents | detail

Visits 851
21.01.2010

More on the new law against child pornography

Details on the actual amendments, as well as commentary from the President of the Internet Association of Ukraine, and a representative of the Service for the Protection of Children | detail

Visits 2416
20.01.2010

Parliament passes a law aimed at fighting child pornography

The Internet Association of Ukraine had earlier criticized this draft law for not-complying with European and international standards, and because of the technical impossibility of implementing its processions | detail

Visits 1764
30.11.2009

Damning report on use of “child-linked funding”

Ukraine’s Accounting Chamber notes that the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry for the Family, Youth and Sport did not ensure and timely and full implementation of measures to reform the system of social protection for orphans and children deprived of parent care through the principle of child-linked funding | detail

Visits 824
27.11.2009

Orphans are easy prey for crooks

Lviv law enforcement agencies are to check cases where orphans and children deprived of parental care have become victims of flat swindlers | detail

Visits 789
23.11.2009

The Rights of the Child in Ukraine

14 civic organizations have just presented their Alternative Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child highlighting many problems inadequately addressed in the official report | detail

Visits 771
19.11.2009

Internet hotline to fight child pornography in Ukraine

The Women’s Human Rights Centre “La Strada – Ukraine” has begun an Internet hotline at www.internetbezpeka.org.ua as part of a number of measures within the programme “Understanding and acting together against the sexual exploitation of children” | detail

Visits 943
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