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28 March 2018

"Tent of Understanding" stitches Ukraine together

On March 25, the International Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA brought into the spotlight the presentation of the results of the project “Dumaidan (ThinkMaidan)- 2017: Together in the Tent of Understanding”.

15 March 2018

Roma Youth from all over Ukraine speak in Lviv to overcome stereotypes

In early March, two public hearings were held in Lviv to overcome anti-Roma and xenophobic sentiments in the city. The key speakers in those discussions were the representatives of the Roma youth from different parts of Ukraine. They told Lviv community about themselves, told their story of being the Roma / Romani in Ukraine. Besides, they told what, in their opinion, should be the ways to achieve tolerance in the...

29 January 2018

Concern of the International Renaissance Foundation over the Establishment of Anti-Roma Communities

The International Renaissance Foundation makes efforts to build an open society in Ukraine based on respect for human rights and non-discrimination of minorities. We are extremely concerned over arising communities of hatred towards Roma national minority in Ukraine. The appeals of such communities urging cities’ residents to join civil security units and “fight Roma criminality” are very dangerous.

26 May 2017

IRF at the Arsenal Book Festival: the Roma Program

For the first time at the Arsenal Book Festival the Roma program was presented. During four days, from May 17 to May 20, the International Book Festival hosted events introducing the Roma culture: literature, theater, documentary films, science and education.

28 February 2017

The first talk about modern Ukrainian Roma Women in Ukraine

Work on the first in Ukraine documentary project about modern Ukrainian Roma women, who have applied themselves in social activities, art or profession which is not connected to the scene, remains. A series of seven short films titled "Seven stories of successful Roma women" will be released in spring and aims to change perceptions of Roma women in society. Previous presentation of the film will take place in Roma...

13 January 2017

HOW IS THE BUDGETARY MONEY ON YOUTH PROJECTS BEING USED?

From August to December 2016, 15 independent experts conducted the monitoring on the effectiveness of the distribution of 7 million UAH provided by the government to the Ukrainian public organizations for the implementation of state youth policy in Ukraine. The experts visited 59 events organized by 17 NGOs among the winners. Experts also interviewed 1000 participants. This was discussed during a briefing held in...

16 December 2016

MINORITIES IN UKRAINE: ACTIVISM OR HARASSMENT?

Among the representatives of national minorities of Ukraine, in particular Roma, there is a large number of activists and NGOs who want and could be included in the reform process of the country, but instead they face the constant cases of discrimination and human dignity. The meeting "Approaches to Roma’s integrating and human rights protecting, and the participation of local governments and civil society",...

12 December 2016

VILLAGE COUNCIL OF LOSCHYNIVKA HAS WON THE ANTI-AWARD FOR “A REALLY DISGRACEFUL DEED”

On December 12, the Anti-Discrimination Coalition named the anti-award "Discriminator of the year" winners. They were the people’s deputy Anton Gerashchenko, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the village council of the village Loschynivka in Odessa region. Announcement of the results took place in Kyiv. According to those who made it happen, all the nominees were invited, but none of them showed up for the event.

28 November 2016

THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL ROMANI FESTIVAL OF JAZZ ART

On December 2, 2016 the Transcarpathian Roma Association for Musical Culture “Lautari” organizes the 19th International Romani Festival of Jazz Art "Pap-Jazz-Fest-2016" in Uzhgorod, in the regional puppet theatre. The festival begins at 5 p.m.

02 September 2016

DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF ETHNIC ORIGIN IS UNACCEPTABLE

The International Renaissance Foundation deplores the violation of human rights on the grounds of ethnicity of Ukrainian citizens of the Roma origin who suffered pogroms and forced eviction in the village of Loshchynivka, Odessa region.

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