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General Purposes

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2010–June 30, 2012
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to improve the observance of fundamental rights and freedoms in Ukraine. Drawing on its network of 23 member organizations throughout the country, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will work to protect victims of rights abuse through a network of legal advice centers and a program of strategic litigation. It will regularly monitor and report on the state of rights protection in Ukraine. The grantee will work to raise public awareness of human rights through a range of educational activities targeting young people and grassroots activists and will continue hosting an annual human rights documentary film festival. In 2008-2010, the grantee provided over 13,000 consultations through its legal advice centers and provided training to 350 educators and activists on key rights issues in Ukraine. Established in 2004, the union works to promote practical observance of the range of international human rights instruments to which Ukraine is a party.