December 2018 Bulletin

Monthly Bulletin No. 105  December 2018



BEARR Small Grants Scheme 2019: Violence against Women and Girls.  Deadline for bids: 1 February 2019.Details here


“Putin’s Russia and the Ghosts of the Past”, BEARR Trust Annual Lecture with Shaun Walker.  Reporthere


“Disability and Inclusion” BEARR Trust Annual Conference.  Report and presentations here


BEARR Newsletter 71 – read it here


Grants and Competitions


Bids invited for Social Projects Support Foundation programme.  More here


Innosocium social projects contest.  Deadline 28 December.  More here


News from the Region


Number of ‘silver volunteering’ centres in Russia set to double.  More here


Leaders of Corporate Charity in Russia 2018.  More here


Russian government assigns 7.4 billion roubles to volunteering projects.  More here


Improved access to HIV, TB and viral hepatitis diagnostics and drugs.  More here


Health reform in Uzbekistan.  More here


Moscow rejects HIV rates reported by WHO.  More here


Tajik brides pay a price for proof of virginity.  More here


Ukraine has second highest HIV infection rate in Europe.  More here


EU boosts support for education reform in Kyrgyzstan.  More here


Russian-French Forum discuses support for families.  More here


Appeal for revision of NGO reporting forms.  More here


Ukraine: authorities and activists aid victims of domestic violence.  More here


Appeal for revision of NGO reporting forms in Russia.  More here


Global conference on primary health care held in Astana.  More here


Putin established Council for Protection of Families and Children.  More here


Medvedev pledges 20 billion roubles to improve disabled access.  More here


Disadvantaged students in Russia get help finding jobs.  More here


Russian donors to receive tax benefits.  More here


New online course for NGOs and volunteers: working with local communities.  More here


Why are people with disabilities living in a different world?  More here


Putin announces state support for NGOs.  More here


Community Forum discusses civil society role in national projects.  More here


Russia report on state support for charities, volunteering and SONGOs.  More here


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