Crimean Prosecutor protests against the actions of the Simferopol City Council.
According to the Prosecutor, by allocating a different site for the Soborna Mosque to that applied for , the Council failed to comply with legislation and exceeded its authority
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
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
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
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
Ugly and unacceptable, but are the fans anti-Semitic?
“Kyiv Dynamos” 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Disturbing rise in anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Zhytomyr
Ukraines Chief Rabbi Azriel Khaikin has addressed a letter to main government bodies with regard to constant incidents involving anti-Semitism in Zhytomyr
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
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
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.
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
Outrage over Minister of Educations 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.
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