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14.03.2008

Ukraine provides easy prey for paedophiles

Law enforcement agencies say that they identify cases involving sexual abuse of children and young people virtually everyday, however proving the crime and getting the perpetrators behind bars are difficult because of failings in legislation | detail

Visits 1082
02.03.2008

They listened

The Prosecutor General has acknowledged infringements over the investigation into how 9-year-year Ivan Keivan was able to simply run after his ball onto the territory of a power transformer plant, which led to horrific burns and four years struggle by his family for a full investigation and assistance with medical costs | detail

Visits 1276
22.02.2008

UNICEF to study child poverty in Ukraine

UNICEF is also prepared to help the Ukrainian Government in preparing its report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child but on condition that it will reflect the real problems which Ukrainian children face | detail

Visits 1248
17.02.2008

Is it good there away from us?

Huge amounts have been written about the problems of Ukrainian migrant workers. It seems that all kinds of civic organizations both Ukrainian and international, UN bodies, etc, are concerned about this issue while the Ukrainian government and State bodies look on passively | detail

Visits 1971
22.01.2008

Find somebody to blame – like the victim

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is calling for a proper investigation into a terrible accident in which a child was electrocuted. Up till now local officials, aided by the Prosecutor, have done nothing to ensure that lessons are learned | detail

Visits 1237
31.10.2007

Is the law violating children’s rights?

Orphans risk remaining permanently without care as the result of a new Resolution from the Cabinet of Ministers. | detail

Visits 1822
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 1128
09.10.2007

More attention needed for children of labour migrants

Experts from the International Women’s Human Rights Centre “La Strada – Ukraine” and the Ministry of Education and Science believe that Ukraine needs an institution providing measures of temporary care for the children of Ukrainian nationals working abroad | detail

Visits 2006
09.10.2007

Single database created for children growing up without parents

Unfortunately this much-needed database for orphans, children deprived of parental care and children from families in crisis is only for the Lviv region. It is aimed at simplifying the procedure for adoption. | detail

Visits 993
18.09.2007

Catastrophic rise in the number of children in institutions

The authors of this article believe that in encouraging family-style children’s homes and foster homes, the government is only finding places for a small number of orphans, and is giving the green light to children becoming a business | detail

Visits 1411
10.07.2007

The SBU break up a porn studio using children in Odessa

The accused are alleged to have coerced or deceived adolescents, aged between 12 and 17, into being filmed in pornographic material which they planned to sell on the Internet | detail

Visits 1898
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 1190
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 1253
12.06.2007

Ukrainian children’s work in the fields destroys their future

At least one child dies and 15 are injured during agricultural work in Ukraine each year. These figures were given by experts on World Day against Child Labour, observed annually on 12 June | detail

Visits 1087
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 1343
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 1405
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 1973
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 1269
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 1395
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 1435
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