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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Contest for participation in Public Awareness Campaign "Antidiscriminational Action"

Organizers are looking for activists from  civil society organizations not younger than 18 years old from all regions of Ukraine that are willing to counter discrimination for the sake of human rights protection. 

Registration is open till 23 March 2012

Read more on Ukrainian page

Freedom of sheech as a bird in young journalists animation movie

On February, 3 the Open Policy Foundation supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine held the press-conference and the discussion media club “Children media in Ukraine: for friendship or aggression? Freedom of speech and responsibility”(on the results of the Open Policy Foundation projects implemented with the assistance of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine)” at the Information Agency “INTERFAX-UKRAINE”.

Press-Conference “Children media in Ukraine: for friendship or aggression? Freedom of speech and responsibility”

On February, 3 the Open Policy Foundation supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine holds the press-conference and the discussion media club “Children media in Ukraine: for friendship or aggression? Freedom of speech and responsibility”(on the results of the Open Policy Foundation projects implemented with the assistance of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine)” at the Information Agency “INTERFAX-UKRAINE”.

Open letter of protest againts infalmattory article in Ternopil New Newspaper

Open letter of protest against inflamattory article in the Ternopil New Newsapper issue 4 of 25-31 January 2012 on behalf of Diversity Initiative Network. Please see text in Russian and Ukrainian page
 

Congratulations on 10th anniversary of Congress of National Communities of Ukraine!

In this occasion please read following the link publication "Afteranniversady discussion" with with Vice-President Mr. Yosif Zisels and Executive Director Ms. Anna Lenchovska

http://forumn.kiev.ua/2011-113-114-11-12/114-06.html

Competition for the best animated cartoon screenplay on theme "Freedom of speech observance”

Open Policy Foundation announces a competition for senior high school students in Kyiv for the best screenplay for animated cartoon short on topic “Freedom of speech observance”  

 

Open Policy Foundation has begun work with animated cartoon short creation on freedom of word observance. The cartoon short will be created in the animation workshop of the media studio for children “Birds” with the support of Swiss embassy in Ukraine.

 

Opening of the youth exhibition “Together” – about modernity and history of national minorities of Ukraine

ON OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY,

Seminar “Counteracting Xenophobia in Ukraine: Role of NGOs”

Call for applications
Seminar “Counteracting Xenophobia in Ukraine: Role of NGOs

 

How to educate tolerance in students

On 23 November 2011 at 11 a.m. the press-conference will take
place dedicated to completion of the 1 stage of the project "Educating
tolerance towards representatvies of ethnic minorities through raising
awareness activities among student youth" in Student Social Service for
Youth of the Zhytomyr State University named after Ivan Franko.

The publication "Methodology of organizing non-formal education
for students on intercultural tolerance" will be presented during
press-conference.

Please learn more on Ukrainian page.

IOM Encourages Kyiv Youth to Develop Tolerance Campaigns at Schools

IOM Ukraine participated in Tolerance Day activities, organized for Kyiv adolescents by the Kyiv City Centre of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth. During the interactive event at the Kyiv City Hall, representatives from IOM, UNICEF, Danish Refugee Council, the International Women’s Rights Centre “La Strada Ukraine” and others helped to develop projects related to countering violence and gender stereotypes among youth and promoting tolerance towards visible minorities, handicapped persons and people living with HIV.