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Human rights defenders are anxious about low level of Roma rights protection from the police side


Media conference on Roma rights protection in Ukraine was conducted on November 1 at 2 p.m. at press – center «Kharkiv Today» (Myronosytska Str., 8) Unfortunately, problems such as discrimination, stereotyped attitudes and low level of Roma tolerance from the side of the population and on the part of the state agencies continue to be relevant in Ukraine. This is especially noticeable in the interaction with police agencies. At the end of last year, with the support of the European Roma Rights Center, Kharkiv Institute for Social Research conducted a study that was dedicated to this particular issue.


Social Protection in the Town of Chuhuiv: The Results of a Sociological Survey


Analysis of the existing social protection system on the community level is particularly important in the wake of decentralization effort and the reform of social services underway in Ukraine. This publication presents an overview of problems in regulatory framework, a review of statistical data as well as the findings of the sociological survey of the social services sector in the town of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Region.
The report may prove helpful for social staff, sociologists, public activists and all other interested parties.



Is it relevant to study employment discrimination of seniors?

16.03.11 | Maria Kolokolova, Svetlana Scherban
The demographic situation in Ukraine has been remaining unsatisfactory for last two decades, and all predictions for future suggest that Ukrainian nation will be reduced and aged significantly to 2025. The aging population problem leads to another problem the pressure on the labor market. According to the sociologists estimations, today for 100 working there are 86.2 pensioners, and to 2025 these parts will be equal. Not only absences of effective demographic state policy prevents from solve of such difficult situation, but also there are unsettled problems on optimization of labor market, overcome of unemployment and age discrimination. Today, according to the official statistics, there is more then half a million of registered unemployed in Ukraine, a total number of unemployed amount to 1.8 million people, among which one-third are 45-59 years old people. Representatives of this age group have the biggest living and professional experience, but because of number of reasons they are outside of labor market.