News from the Region

Volunter.ru helps NGOs and would-be voluteers

More than 3,000 people register on the Volunter.ru website   23.03.2017   The Union of Volunteer Organisations and Movements has reviewed the results of the trialling of a volunteer website funded by Moscow’s PR Committee.   The Volunter.ru website began…

Kyrgyzstan – Women March for Their Rights

09.03.2017, from Eurasianet by Nurjamal Djanibekova Inside the Cocoon Kyrgyzstan Women’s Rights A group of activists marching in the center of Bishkek on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day (Photo: Courtesy of Bishkek Feminist Initiatives) Dozens of people in…

Caucasus Women Demand Power Not Flowers

10.03.2017  – from Eurasianet Courtesy of MediaLab.am As elsewhere in the Caucasus, flower-giving for International Women’s Day in Armenia contrasts starkly with the widespread problem of domestic violence. (http://www.medialab.am/gallery/cartoon_lab/id/5108) In the South Caucasus, International Women’s Day is still largely about…

Fund to support the employment of disabled people

Fund to support employment opportunities for disabled people: where is the money going? 15.03.2017 The Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is concerned about the issue of employment for people with health issues. But the key question is what…