Referral network. Design and functioning
Four Ukrainian NGOs—Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG), Blue Bird (Kyiv), Sich (Dnipro), and Forpost (Dnipro)—together with the Danish Institute Against Torture DIGNITY are implementing a three-year-long project to provide psychological, legal, charitable, medical, and other kinds of assistance to civilian victims of war.
Jan Rachinsky, chairman of the International ‘Memorial’ Society
Speech in Oslo on August 31, 2023 at the Nobel Peace Conference: Human Rights Heroes.
Thank You Letter to the Lev Kopelev Forum from the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
Humane universal values is what Lev Kopelev defended resolutely and continuously. And this is indeed what the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group strives for in its daily work.
The Klitschko brothers, Taira, and the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group will receive the Lev Kopelev Prize
On June 30, the Lev Kopelev Forum, founded in Cologne, Germany, announced three laureates of the “For Freedom and Human Rights” award, bestowed annually since 2001.
International Memorial Association Statement
On February 22, 2022, International Memorial was dissolved by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. But, as we see, Memorial cannot be “dissolved”, just as a human being cannot be deprived of their innate ability to keep memories and reflect.
‘Defeating Russia in this war increases the chances of making it face justice’ Yevgeniy Zakharov’s interview with the Media Detector NGO (Ukraine)
The award of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize has been wrongly perceived by many in Ukraine, he says. He explains who in Ukraine is eligible to receive a part of the prize money awarded to the International Memorial Society.
Assistance worth millions. Volunteer activities of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group in 2022
During the year, KHPG launched five humanitarian aid programs. We provided targeted support to hundreds of families, hospitals and other institutions, AFU soldiers, volunteers, and prisoners. KHPG's charitable programs will continue in 2023, including a new program that will use a part of the Nobel Peace Prize to help the families of perished civilians.
What did the media team of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group deal with in 2022?
A text about the biggest media projects we launched in 2022 and the people who bring them to life.
COVID-19 crisis threatens democracy, leading world figures warn
More than 500 political, civil leaders, Nobel Laureates and pro-democracy institutions have signed an open letter to defend democracy, warning that the freedoms we cherish are under threat from governments that are using the crisis to tighten their grip on power.
55 unsolved attacks on Ukrainian civic activists. Prosecutor General says it’s their fault
Protests under the banner ‘Silence kills’ have been taking place in many Ukrainian cities over the mounting number of attacks on civic activists and journalists. The protests began on 27 September just hours after Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that civic activists bear part of the blame
Social care homes in Ukraine
Talking to a person who entered the social care home labyrinth in Ukraine because of a mishap in his or her life, who understands full well that there is no exit except after death, leaves a permanent mark in your memory (Opening words to a conference on May 18, 2018)
Vital watchdog body refuses to take part in Potemkin reform of Ukraine’s judiciary
The Public Integrity Council is suspending any involvement in the official process for assessing judges which it sees as a charade aimed at retaining judges in their posts, while reporting “successful completion” of reforms .
Crimean Tatar political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz & a schoolboy’s letter that gave him strength to fight on
Just how much our letters mean to Ukrainians held in Russian captivity became movingly clear during a very special meeting on 19 March between former political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz and 14-year-old Bohdan Fenechok. “Where is my friend?”, Chiygoz asked, after entering a classroom in Lviv. Bohdan stepped forward and the two embraced (see the video)
Crimean Tatar political prisoner jailed for Crimean Solidarity named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year
One of the Crimean Solidarity activists arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea in October this year has been named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year. Marlen (Suleyman) Asanov had long been known for his generosity in helping people in need. When, under Russian occupation, the armed searches and arrests began, he became an active member of Crimea Solidarity, a civic initiative launched to help political prisoners and their families.
Five Ways We Have Changed the World’s Perception of Ukraine
Ukraine has continued to face many challenges but something has changed in the last year. The country started scoring targeted and powerful public relations goals abroad. At Ukraine Crisis Media Center, where I am a co-founder, we have actively sought to change how Ukraine is perceived
Against All Odds, Ukraine’s Refugees Rebuild
Displaced by war, Oleg Gorbachev moved his hostel for elderly people in 2014 from eastern Ukraine to the outskirts of Kyiv
Social Services Threatened as Charities Face Eviction
Station Kharkiv, one of the city’s largest volunteer organizations, is facing the loss of its offices after donors told the organization that they could no longer provide sufficient funds to cover the rent of the premises.
A Vested Interest in Ukrainian Jewish Unity
Ukraine’s leading Jewish organizations are holding a joint conference this week and hope to create one single coordinating body, representing all organizations. If they succeed, this will be the latest demonstration by Ukrainians from all faiths and ethnic groups of unity in the face of Russian aggression
Lviv volunteers help restore homes in Kramatorsk
At the beginning of August a group of volunteers from Lviv arrived in Kramatorsk wanting with their own hands to help restore buildings damaged when flats in a many-storey apartment block in Stankostroy were hit by shells