Human rights education

«International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA-2020 in Kharkiv Region»

November – December 2020
The project was implemented to promote Ukrainian human rights documentaries and expand audiences’ awareness of inclusion and exclusion. Project activities (film screenings) were conducted online due to quarantine restrictions. The films: «About Animals and People», «Good Death», «“Waves of Light», «Charles and Nordal», «Friday Monday» were shown. The project has strengthened interest in the use of documentaries in human rights education, as well as promoted inclusion and anti-discrimination. The project has increased the ability to identify situations of human rights violations and discrimination in everyday life, as well as created conditions for further discussion and resolution of identified problems.

«Gender sensitiveness of local policies and legal practices on internal displacement»

16.09.2019 – 08.08.2020

The grant “Gender sensitiveness of local policies and legal practices on internal displacement” has been implemented since September 2019 with the purpose to assess the situation in terms of gender mainstreaming in the work on the rights and interests of internally displaced persons and develop recommendations for local authorities, NGOs, businesses and lawyers. The pilot areas of the project were Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Luhansk and Poltava regions. The project has been finalized with the release of six thematic publications in Ukrainian language. The materials will be useful for representatives of local governments, local authorities, judges, lawyers, specialists of free legal aid centers, civil society organizations and socially responsible business.

The project was implemented with support from The Council of Europe’s project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”.


«Inclusion in museum»

June – October 2019

Creation of inclusive audio guides (adapted for blind people) and audio guides in foreign languages ​​for 3 museums of Kharkiv and the region (Kharkiv Art Museum and its branch NS Lunyov Art Museum in Parkhomivka and GS Skovoroda Literary Memorial Museum in Skovorodynivka ) and information materials about selected museum exhibits in enlarged font for visually impaired people in different languages. Training museum staff, guides and cultural workers to work with people with disabilities, improve cooperation with the community and master cultural skills.

The project was implemented with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.


«CEDAW Watch Tool»

January – March 2019

The main goal of the project was to develop and publish the CEDAW Watch Tool. For this a methodology was developed to monitor Ukraine’s compliance with its commitments to comply with the General Comments of the UN Committee on CEDAW. Based on the materials, a training concept was developed and a two-day training on the application of the methodology was conducted for selected CSO participants. As a result, the methodology was improved and published as a separate manual. The presentation of the CEDAW Watch Tool was held on 11th March 2019 in Kyiv.

This project was implemented in cooperation with the project “UN Women Ukraine CEDAW in action!” with the financial support of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine / Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada.

«Monitoring of court decisions on protection against gender discrimination, aimed at the application of Ukrainian legislation and international documents»

The project was implemented to study the issue of gender equality and discrimination on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in the Ukrainian judicial system. The practices of various courts in resolving disputes related to gender discrimination were studied for this research. The level of awareness of judges and defense attorneys about gender equality and human rights standards in this area was also studied. As a result of the monitoring, two reports were published and Guidelines for Judges on Identifying Cases of Gender Discrimination were developed.

The project was supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Fair Justice Project.