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.


Uefa set to investigate attack on black fans during Dynamo Kyiv v Chelsea

Uefa is set to investigate an attack on four black fans during Dynamo Kyiv’s 0-0 Champions League draw against Chelsea.


If you have studied abroad but are planning to continue your education or work in your specialization area in Ukraine, you need to submit your educational documents for recognition (nostrification).

IOM supports ADAMI Media Prize for cultural diversity

The ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe, which recognizes outstanding films, TV and online programs promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in the six Eastern Partnership countries of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, was launched in Kyiv on 8 September 2015.

German justice minister takes aim at Facebook over racist posts

Germany's justice minister has accused Facebook of doing too little to thwart racist posts and hate comments on the social media platform and has proposed a meeting next month in Berlin with top officials from the company in Europe.

In a letter to Facebook public policy director Richard Allan in Dublin obtained by Reuters, Heiko Maas said he had received many complaints from users that their protests on racist posts have been ignored. He suggested a meeting in Berlin on Sept. 14.

Racism still taints post-revolutionary Ukraine

When 16-year-old David Uzu got on a metro train at Maidan Nezalezhnosti in the early evening on Aug. 19, he was, like millions of other Ukrainians who use the underground train every day, expecting an uneventful trip home.

But Uzu, whose father is Nigerian, was targeted that day by a group of 20 to 30 skinheads, who started to follow him, shout racial slurs and eventually assaulted him.

Unfortunately, the attack on Uzu is not an isolated incident.

Intercultural Innovation Award - Call for Applications

The Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, searches for innovative and sustainable projects around the world that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, making vital contributions to peace and prosperity. Ten organizations with potential for expansion and replication will be awarded funding and strategic support. Awardees will be announced at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum.

Equal Rights Trust Publishes Comprehensive Country Report on Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine

Equal Rights Trust Publishes Comprehensive Country Report on Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine

Kyiv, 14 August 2015

Today the Equal Rights Trust launched In the Crosscurrents: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine.

Нападения на иностранцев многие харьковчане считают «просто хулиганством», - опрос

Как сообщает корреспондент «Харьков. Комментарии», таковы представленные сегодня на пресс-конференции результаты экспресс-опроса, который был проведен местным филиалом Института Горшенина.

В частности, хулиганством нападения считают 48,5 % опрошенных, а проявлением ксенофобии – 24,4 %.  Также, по данным опроса, 15,2 % настроены достаточно радикально и обвиняют в инцидентах самих иностранцев, объясняя это их поведением. Еще 2,4 % одобряют избиение.

Diversipedia 2.0: updated website to promote cultural diversity in Ukraine

The re-designed and upgraded version of the Diversity Initiative Network* website – http://www.diversipedia.org.ua/ - was recently launched. Its improved interface and up-to-date content aim to draw increased attention to the activities of the DI in preventing and countering intolerance and protecting the rights of migrants and ethnic minorities in Ukraine.

Xenopobia in Ukraine-2015: Preliminary Monitoring Results

04.08.2015, Anti-Semitism

The National Minority Rights Monitoring Group (head - Vyacheslav Likhachev) has published a preliminary report on hate crimes and other manifestations of xenophobia in Ukraine in the first half of 2015.