Survey: Russian attitudes to physical punishment of children

Survey reveals that 67% of Russians believe that physical punishment of children is unacceptable   16.05.2024   Article published on the ASI website   The Public Opinion Foundation has carried out a survey involving 1,500 Russians over 18 years of age in 104 towns and villages across 53 provinces.   The research showed that 67% …

Russia: proposals to improve procedures on disabilities, large families and care homes

The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Labour proposes to simplify the procedures for the medical and social assessment of people with disabilities and to license the work of residential care homes   14.05.2024   Article published on the ASI website   The Ministry is also working on providing assistance to large families in the form of …

Sharp rise in criminal cases for sexual offences in Georgia

Sexual offences on the rise in Georgia   13.05.2024   Article published on the sputnik-georgia.ru website   The number of criminal cases initiated in Georgia for sexual offences rose by 66% during the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, reported the Georgian Ministry of Interior on its website.   According …

Low-income families in Kyrgyzstan helped to set up small businesses

More than 4,000 families in Kyrgyzstan have applied to take part in the Social Contract programme   13.05.2024   Article published on the 24.kg website   More than 4,000 families have applied to take part in the Social Contract programme. This was announced by Jyldyz Polotova, Deputy Minister for Labour, Social Development and Migration at …

More than 300 Kazakhstan citizens have become mentors for orphans

More than 300 Kazakhstan citizens have become mentors for orphans   13.05.2024   Article published on the time.kz/news website   A project to introduce a system of mentoring that provides individual help and support to orphans and children left without parental care has been successfully rolled out in Kazakhstan.   According to the Ministry of …

Putin decree on national goals to 2030 stresses welfare provisions

Putin signs a decree on national goals up to 2030   08.05.2024   Article published on the ASI website   The Russian President also instructed the Council of Ministers to work on a range of national projects.   Vladimir Putin assumed the office of President of the Russian Federation at a ceremony in the Kremlin …

Nearly half of Russians approve of their employers’ charitable work

Survey reveals that nearly half of Russians approve of their employers’ charitable work   03.05.2024   Article published on the ASI website   Older employees speak about the importance of social and charity projects at work most often, according to the results of an Avito Rabota survey.   Avito Rabota conducted a survey on how …

Turkmenistan’s schoolchildren to be taught about vaccinations in an educational game

Turkmenistan’s schoolchildren to be taught about vaccinations in an educational game   02.05.2024   Article published on the CentralAsia news website   Immune Patrol is a game-based educational module designed for 10 to 12 year olds which has been developed by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) European Regional Office. The digital educational version is being …

Russia: proposal to increase salaries of CSO chiefs

Elena Topoleva-Soldunova has proposed raising the salaries of CSO chiefs   02.05.2024   Article published on the ASI website   Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, a member of the Federation’s Public Chamber, has proposed revising the State Labour Code as a means of regulating the salaries of heads of CSOs. As well as State institutions, non-profit organisations are …

Ukrainian refugees working in Moldova to have medical insurance

Ukrainian refugees working in Moldova to be provided with medical insurance   29.04.2024   Article published on the point.md website   Previously, Ukrainian refugees working in Moldova were given health insurance by derogation from a law based on an Emergency Committee regulation.   A new law drafted by the Moldovan Ministry of Health and the …