«Women with Disabilities - Human Rights Defenders: Inclusion Stories»

July – December 2020
The aim of the project was to cover the activities of human rights defenders and activists with disabilities.  To achieve this goal, the life and work stories of 12 women with various nosologies of disability who work to protect the rights of people with disabilities are collected to show the importance of their work for society.

The information campaign (exhibition of posters, publications on the portal of the media center Nakipilo) conducted within the project drew attention to the target group of the project – women with disabilities – human rights defenders.  As a result of the project, the conditions for cooperation of relevant organizations of people with disabilities, individual activists and experts with the human rights community were improved, and conditions were created for the promotion of protection of the rights of women with disabilities.

The project was created with the support of the international network WILPF and Working groups on gender equality and women’s rights of the International Platform  «Civil Solidarity» in the framework of the DRA project “Strengthening civil society cooperation in the OSCE region: Promotion protection of human rights – strengthening interaction, its sustainability and capacity ”for financial support from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Germany.

«Best practices for inclusion»

July – November 2020

In order to disseminate existing best practices of inclusion in museums, the project shows the importance of small steps towards the implementation of inclusion and demonstrates opportunities for the inclusion of different groups. Within the framework of the project there was published was published a publication, the purpose of which was to provide an idea of ​​the phenomena of accessibility and inclusiveness of modern museum spaces in Ukraine taking into account the norms of domestic and foreign legislation, international practice of cultural institutions with people with disabilities, the elderly, foreigners and other vulnerable groups. We expect the application of such practices to facilitate the access of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups to culture and their active involvement in the implementation of local cultural policies in Ukraine.

The project was implemented with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine

Social Play «She Who Dies»

September – December 2018

 The project was implemented in order to help reduce violence against children in the Ukrainian society. Alongside the play the project activities include working with children from foster homes to create animated stories (art therapy); ensuring the principles of inclusiveness by involving people with disabilities in the making of the play; holding a round-table discussion with specialists and human rights activists and discussions with the audience; organizing a tour and actively participating in Ukrainian and international festivals. The project has increased the ability to identify situations of psychological violence in the family, as well as created conditions for further discussion and resolution of the identified problems.

This project was created with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of the Kharkiv City Council.

«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.