October 2017 bulletin

Monthly Bulletin No. 91 October 2017

 

BEARR News

 

BEARR Annual Conference “HIV/AIDS in the BEARR region”, 10 November – see programme and booking form here

 

BEARR Newsletter 69 – read here

 

BEARR Small Grants Scheme 2017 – see list of grants awarded here

 

“Russia: the Power of a Narrative”, BEARR Trust Annual Lecture, given by Arkady Ostrovsky, 26 June 2017 – report here

 

Conference on the development of health and welfare NGOs in the BEARR region, 10 November 2016 – read about it here

 

Jobs and volunteer opportuntites

 

4-month internship for Russian speaker at EHRAC. More here

 

Events

 

“Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin, lecture for GBRS by Major General Mungo Melvin, 11 December, Open Russia Club.  More here

 

Grants and competitions

 

“Silver age” contest for educational projects for the elderly. Deadline: 15 December

More here

 

“Harmony” prize for outstanding achievements in mental health.  Deadline 25 December.  More here

 

‘Find a social entrepreneur’ contest.  Deadline: 31 December. More here

 

News from the Region

 

First (Oxford) manual on palliative care for children published in Russia.  More here

 

Moscow Mayor to double payments to families of disabled children.  More here

 

Presidential Grants to SOGOs to be cut?  More here

 

Deputies suggest blocking websites of ‘undesirable organisations’.  More here

 

Why is there such a gender imbalance in Armenia? More here

 

Dobro Mail.ru welcomes regional charities as partners.  More here

 

NGOs again submit most bids for Presidential Grants.  More here

 

Is healthcare in Belarus free? More here

 

Complaints about nutrition in Russian children’s institutions.  More here

 

30 bn roubles for rehabilitation equipment for disabled people.  More here

 

New Russian website on symptoms of childhood leukaemia.  More here

 

Duma first reading of amendments to law on welfare providers.  More here

 

Russian response to ECHR on Foreign Agents Law.  More here

 

Winner of State Award for Philanthropy to be decided by popular vote.  More here

 

On-line social entrepreneur schools to open on 10 Russian cities.  More here

 

Russia: Disabled parents should be able to bring up their own children. More here

 

Report on development of Russian NGOs in 2016.  More here

 

Young women fleeing forced marriage in Azerbaijan.  More here

 

Putin’s instructions for NGOs on volunteering, palliative care and social services.  More here

 

Reform of Ukraine’s health sector.  More here

 

Training centre for disabled young people in Kyiv.  More here

 

Russian bosses to be sacked for refusing to employ disabled people. More here

 

Russian charitable activity in 2016: survey results. More here

 

Draft law restricting NGO activities in Moldova. More here

 

Winners of Presidential Grants 2017 include ‘foreign agents’

More here.  ASI on success of process, see here. Typical mistakes, see here.

 

Children in Russia being used for fraudulent charity collections. More here

 

The BEARR Trust: Supporting vulnerable people in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus