News from the Region

Increase in HIV-positive Russian women

The number of HIV-positive Russian women has increased over 5 years, said Alexander Goliusov, the head of the Department for the Monitoring of HIV, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis at the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human…

Distribution of “Presidential Billion” to NGOs

  Who will Distribute the “Presidential Billion” and to which NGOs?   The competition for “presidential” grants is based on the Russian president’s order 216 of 3.05.12 for “providing state support in 2012 to NGOs contributing to the development of…

NGOs and child protection

The NGO sector can act as a catalyst for the establishment of child protection programmes The European Commission Board has held its annual conference on the human rights situation in Russia. Participants discussed the rights of children. The aim of…

Situation of foreign funded NGOs to worsen?

On 29 June a bill was introduced in the Duma which could lead to a tightening of controls over the activities of non-commercial organisations which receive funding from abroad. A copy of the “Law on Amendments to certain Federal Laws…

Opportunties for NGOs in social services

  The Perm centre for Civil Analysis and Independent Research (CAIR) has published a report entitled “An analysis of the opportunities and problems for socially orientated NGOs in providing social services and administrative reforms.” The report analyses how successful the…

NGOs need premises

The Mayor of Moscow has received a list of NGOs who do not have office premises   Members of Russia’s Public Chamber have written to Mayor Sergei Sobianin requesting his assistance in helping socially orientated NGOs find office premises. According…

Certification of local community foundations

Will no more than 20 percent of local community foundations complete the process of voluntary certification?   The Co-ordinating Council of the Local Community Foundations Partnership has taken a position regarding the voluntary certification of NGOs operating as local community…

Integrated education in Ukraine

Kyiv has an ambitious plan to integrate disabled children into mainstream classrooms, but many fear the potential for bullying, de facto segregation, and other pitfalls by Ksenia Korzun 15 June 2012 ODESSA, Ukraine | An avid painter, 9-year-old Darina Matsenko is looking…

NGO involvement in state social services

Research is continuing into the experience of regions in seeking to involve NGOs in the provision of social services by the state   The Public Chamber’s committee on social policy, industrial relations and quality of life issues has been conducting…