About The Diversity Initiative

Responding to an increase in the number of suspected racially motivated attacks in Ukraine beginning in December 2006, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Amnesty International (AI) and other concerned civil society organizations formed the Diversity Initiative network in April 2007 to begin addressing the issue in a coordinated way.

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Survey on the experiences of international students in Ukraine

Survey on the experiences of international students in Ukraine

NEVER AGAIN' SUPPORTS AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ON ANTI-DISCRIMINATION IN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA

14.02.2016

Experiences and ideas have been shared by members of the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association during ‎a series of events in Ukraine and Russia in February.

German 'hoax map' fights migrant myths

A German woman is trying to debunk false rumours and stories about migrants by creating an online "hoax map".

Open letter of the Diversity Initiative network to National Police of Ukraine about events in Bila Tserkva

HEAD OF NATIONAL POLICE OF UKRAINE

KHATIA DEKANOIDZE

 

CC: OMBUDSMAN OF UKRAINE  

VALERIIA LUTKOVSKA

 

 2 February 2016

 

Open letter of the Diversity Initiative network

 

Facebook launches initiative to counter hate speech in Europe

It will invest one million euros in European non-governmental organisations that are fighting online extremism.

Громадськість дізналася: міліціянтам інкримінується вчинення насилля щодо іноземця

Двоє іноземців наприкінці липня сиділи на зупинці громадського транспорту на перетині вулиць Гвардійців Широнінців і Героїв праці у Харкові. До них підійшли двоє міліціонерів і без будь-яких приводів попросили пред’явити документи (можливо, хотіли познайомитися).

Дії міліціянтів зняв на відео харків’янин Кирило, який в цей момент знаходився на тій же зупинці.

Stubborn Denial & Questionable Charges over Racist Attack on Football Fans in Kyiv

A 22-year-old man has received a 2-year suspended sentence, with a probation period of one year, for what the Kyiv prosecutor calls “causing a fight” during a Champions League football match at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv on Oct 20.   At least five black football fans watching the match between Dynamo and Chelsea were attacked that day, together with people who intervened to protect them.  It is not clear what grounds the police and prosecutor’s office have for consistently talking of a ‘fight’ since numerous witness reports, as well as photo and video footage show four men being attacked i

Facebook bans activist for criticising hate speech

A Polish civic activist has been banned from Facebook for a month after making a critical comment on the Facebook page of Krystyna Pawłowicz, an MP for the ruling Prawo I Sprawiedliwość party [PiS].   

OSCE/ODIHR publishes 2014 hate crime data

WARSAW, 16 November 2015 – Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today released its 2014 data on its Hate Crime Reporting website.

Google made an info hub to help the migrant and refugee crisis

Google made an info hub to help the migrant and refugee crisis