How older women are being left behind in Ukraine

From The Guardian, 16 May 2022 Alone under siege: how older women are being left behind in Ukraine With many living alone in dire conditions or unable to care for themselves, these forgotten woman are among those least able to escape Halyna Vasylivna, 94, in her tiny ‘Khrushchevka’ flat in Kyiv’s Podil district, where she …

Impact of the war in Ukraine on women’s civil society organisations (UN Women)

UN WOMEN RAPID ASSESSMENT: IMPACT OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE ON WOMEN’S CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS Results from a UN Women Survey conducted between March 4 and 10 2022 Introduction Since the beginning of the Russian military invasion, Ukraine is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most complex emergencies with over 2.8 million refugees1 already fleeing the …

WHO issues weekly reports on health situation in Ukraine

Weekly updates on the current situation in Ukraine and refugee-receiving countries, priority public health concerns and WHO’s actions to rapidly respond to the health emergency triggered by the conflict and to minimize disruptions to the delivery of critical health services. Extract from report dated 12 May 2022: Key updates Attacks on health care (including those …

The story of a Moldovan family nurse caring for Ukrainian refugees

“Diseases know no borders”: the story of a Moldovan family nurse caring for Ukrainian refugees 12-05-2022 WHOMaria with one of her patients in Popeasca, Republic of Moldova. “When I first saw a refugee patient, I felt the ground slipping from under my feet. I had very mixed emotions. On the one hand I wanted to …

Russia: a new platform to help hospice patients

A new platform to help hospice patients Help is available for children and adults in hospices across the country 11.05.2022 Using the Loyal Friend platform you can now create a fund-raising page to raise money to pay for palliative care at home, buy respiratory equipment, meal supplements and training for specialist personnel. If you want …

84 percent of Russian social entrepreneurs are feeling the effects of the current crisis

Our Future: 84 percent of social entrepreneurs are feeling the effects of the current crisis In April 2022 Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes surveyed 518 social entrepreneurs across 61 Russian regions. 11.05.2022 The survey showed that almost half of respondents (41 percent) had made use of or planned to make use of subsidised …

Proposals to redraft Russia’s new law on foreign agents

The Presidential Human Rights Council (SPCh) requests that the Duma redraft elements of the new draft law on foreign agents The Presidential Council on the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (SPCh) has submitted an expert opinion to the Duma on the draft law On the control of the activities of those under foreign …

Ukraine: report highlights disproportionate impact of the war on women and minorities

Ukraine: New UN Women and CARE report highlights disproportionate impact of the war on women and minorities  4 May 2022 After more than two months of war in Ukraine, which has forced millions of refugees and displaced people to flee their homes, a new Rapid Gender Analysis by UN Women and CARE reveals that women and minorities …

CSO runs online psychological support groups for mothers

Online psychological support groups for mothers have begun to take place all over Russia   The groups will take place five times a week for five months.   4 May 2022   In the group, mothers will be able to explain the problems of raising children and the lack of time to look after themselves. …

20 best practices for active longevity in 2021

20 best practices for active longevity in 2021   The winners will receive marketing support and will be recommended to have their practices recreated throughout Russia.    29 April 2022   The Russia-wide selection of the best practices for active longevity was conducted by the non-profit organisation National Priorities together with the Ministry of Labour, …