Ukraine

Members

  • Charity Fund EDUKIDS

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    Charity Fund EDUKIDS was founded in in Ukraine in 2011. The organization focusing on education, child participation, dyslexia and informational support on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to promote children’s rights and the general welfare of children nationally. In the field of education, they provide art support to talented children and set up an art studio. They have extensive experience in child participation and they aim to highlight the importance of engaging with children in decision-making processes. Since April 2019 they became a National Eurochild Forum and since 2018 a young person from EDUKIDS has been engaged in Eurochild’s Children Council.

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  • Antonina Slipchenko

    Individual

    Antonina Slipchenko is the founder of St. Nicholas Foundation, a Ukrainian organisation that advocates and conducts campaigns in the areas of early-years and education.

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  • International Non-Governmental Organisation International Leadership and Development Center

    International organisation

    International Leadership and Development Center is an international non-profit organization,  based in Ukraine  founded in 2008. The purpose of the organization is to promote child welfare in the society, through the development of Competency Based Training System. ILDC has extensive experience in training child welfare professionals across Ukraine. They have successfully trained social services specialists, foster and adoptive parents, volunteers and NGO staff, leaders and managers of NGOs and government agencies in child welfare field is 21 region of Ukraine. With their nation-wide capacity building activities they aim to achieve the highest standards of child protection in the child welfare system, organizational capacity development in the social sphere and community development. Institute for Human Services (IHS) is one of the founders and key partners of ILDC. The President of ILDC is Ruby M. Johnston.

     

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  • International Charity Partnership for Every Child

    National organisation - service provider

    International Charity Partnership for Every Child aims to bring lasting and positive change into the lives of children and their families through innovation, community-based approach and strategic partnerships. Its mission is to professionally help families communities and the government to ensure the right of every child to grow up and develop in a safe and supporting family environment. Its activities are focused on children without parental care or at risk of losing parental care, vulnerable young people, families and children in difficult life circumstances             social sphere practitioners and governmental decision-makers.

     

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  • Hope and Homes for Children Ukraine

    National organisation - service provider

    Hope and Homes for Children Ukraine focuses on the prevention of child abandonment, the reintegration of a child into family, the closure of large institutions  the development of family forms of childcare and the creation of a network of social centers for support of children and families.

     

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  • Polina Klykova

    Individual

    Polina is a children’s rights expert and activist based in Kyiv and founder of childrenrights.info, a website created to make children’s rights as accessible as possible to children, parents, and professionals. She is also head of strategic development at stop-sexting.in.ua and was previously Coordinator for the Children Justice Center programme of the international charity organisation “Child Rescue Services” in Kyiv.

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  • Charitable Fund “Voices of Children”

    National organisation - service provider

    Charitable Fund “Voices of Children” aims to provide timely psychological and any needed support to children and their families who have suffered from the war in Ukraine. Their work includes psychosocial assistance to children, including training programmes, summer camps and art therapy for children; rehabilitation programs and mobile psychologists for children; advocacy and communication on children’s rights. Their team provides direct support to families and awareness raising campaigns in Ukraine and abroad. The fund is working in various Ukrainian villages and towns to support internally displaced people and refugees.

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Resources

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12 July 2022

Responding to Children’s Care in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis

Key Considerations and Recommendations Eurochild is one of the co-contributors of this guidance document which provides a framework to support child protection practitioners and policymakers working both inside Ukraine and…
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20 May 2022

Statement - War in Ukraine: Putting Children First

War is never compatible with childhood. Eurochild’s vision is that every child grows up happy, healthy, confident, and respected as an individual in their own right. Europe is experiencing a…
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28 February 2022

Resources on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

The Eurochild Secretariat has decided as a team to adapt our course of action, given the current situation in Ukraine. Therefore, we are putting together a list of useful resources…
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News

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Ukraine needs to build a rights-based child protection system

Eurochild member Hopes and Homes for Children is urging the Ukrainian Government and the European Union to protect children in alternative care through deinstitutionalization reforms. In December 2020, Hopes and…

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A worrisome U-turn on ending the institutionalisation of children in Ukraine

Despite political commitments, Ukraine remains one of the countries in Europe with the highest rate of child institutionalisation, with an estimated 100,000 children living in various forms of institutions including…

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Eurochild stands in solidarity with the children of Ukraine

At Eurochild, we are devastated by the invasion of Ukraine and the outbreak of war. We stand in solidarity with all the children and organisations we have worked with over…

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Young children must come first

Joint statement on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine by the First Years First Priority campaign co-leaders The first years of life must be the first priority in times of peace, and even more in…

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Urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian Aggression

On 3 March 2022 Eurochild delivered a joint statement on behalf of Child Rights Connect at the United Nations Human Rights Council special session on Ukraine. "We condemn the recent…

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Get children to safety & help them feel safe

Eurochild letter to Heads of EU institutions and our EU allies. As the war in Ukraine continues to devastate the lives of 7.5 million children, Eurochild is working with our…

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On the first anniversary of EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, effective implementation is needed more than ever

Joint Statement by Eurochild and 23 other members of the Child Rights Action Group The EU’s adoption of the Strategy on the Rights of the Child, on 24 March 2021…

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All children have the right to be protected

Eurochild letter to the Heads of EU InstitutionsThe war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on children including grave violations of children’s rights. To date over 3.5 million people have…

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Ensuring children’s right to safety: a matter of registration and identification

Eurochild letter to Heads of EU Institutions and EU allies. Twice a month, Eurochild connects its members to exchange information, highlight challenges and identify good practices that can help protect…

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Heroes cry too - Colouring book for children from Ukraine

Eurochild has designed and printed a colouring book for children dealing with the fears linked to the war in Ukraine. The book is illustrated by Ksenia Potępa and written by…

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Childhood in War - 100 Days Of International Armed Conflict In Ukraine

Eurochild member Polina Klykova publishes a brochure on the impact of war on children’s rights based on statistics and private stories. This publication is the first one in a series…

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Emptying Ukraine’s Orphanages

Eurochild contributes to investigation on the situation of children evacuated from orphanages in Ukraine Earlier this month, a new investigation from Reuters was published on the orphanage system in Ukraine…

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Ensuring children’s best interests in times of war

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Eurochild has worked closely with members, experts, national governments and EU institutions to defend the right of every child to a safe,…

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Promoting family-based care for orphans in Ukraine

Eurochild and our member International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) shared how we are working in Ukraine with social workers from the City Council of Lviv as part of Ukraine’s…

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Blog: How does the Voices of Children Foundation solve the key problems of children of war?

The information shared in this personal blog reflects the views and experience of Eurochild member Voices of Children an organisation working in a war-context.  Ukrainian charitable foundation the Voices of…

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Call for artists to collaborate on a book of quotes by children of Ukraine

Eurochild Ukrainian member Voices of Children Foundation is looking for artists to illustrate a book featuring 100 children's quotes showing how their lives have been impacted by the war Artists…

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Childhood in War - Right to education, health, identity in Ukraine

Eurochild member Polina Klykova publishes a second brochure on the impact of war on children’s rights in Ukraine This publication is the second one in a series of combined notes…

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War through the Voices of Children

Eurochild member from Ukraine Voices of Children Charitable Foundation has published a book with 100 emotional quotes from children and a report featuring key problems and needs of Ukraine's children…

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Eurochild's Ukrainian members protecting the right of children to be children during war

Twelve months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Eurochild takes stock of the work done on the ground. BRUSSELS, 24 February 2023 - War is not only a threat to…

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Call for strengthened protection and care systems to support children and young people

Eurochild stands alongside 14 other NGOs to call on the international community to protect all children, from Ukraine and beyond A year has passed since the escalation of the conflict in…