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Strengthening the Capacity of Youth to Protect and Restore Their Rights

Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2014–August 31, 2016
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to increase youth awareness of and engagement with the promotion and protection of human rights in Ukraine. To achieve this, the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement will educate young people about their rights with respect to treatment by state officials, including law enforcement, and engage young people in systematic efforts to assert civil control over the work of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine. In addition, the grantee will strengthen the capacity of nonprofits working with youth to promote and protect human rights. During 2012-2014, the grantee conducted in-depth workshops on key issues related to human rights abuses by law enforcement, provided a range of learning opportunities for young people, engaged young people in campaigns to monitor and document law enforcement performance and activities, and established a coalition of nonprofits working on civic oversight of police and other law enforcement agencies. Established in 2010 by former staff of the Human Rights Monitoring Department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the grantee’s mission is to develop effective means of civil control over Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies. Through its 16 offices nationwide, it works also to broker constructive relationships between these agencies and civil society organizations.