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
Is the law violating childrens rights?
Orphans risk remaining permanently without care as the result of a new Resolution from the Cabinet of Ministers.
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
More attention needed for children of labour migrants
Experts from the International Womens 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
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.
Catastrophic rise in the number of children in institutions
The authors of this article believe that in encouraging family-style childrens 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
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
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.
Ukrainian childrens 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
100 thousand “social orphans” in Ukraine
A home for 80 street children has opened in Kyiv funded by businesspeople. On this International Childrens Day, surely time to think more seriously about all those others …
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
So where will the investigation into the Chyhyryn incident lead the Human Rights Ombudspersons Secretariat? The question arises due to the appearance of ever more curious details about the Ombudspersons 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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
UN concerned by the scale of child prostitution in Ukraine
The UN Special Rapporteurs 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