Georgian women in Italy’s shadow economy

‘I felt I was in prison’: Georgian women in Italy’s shadow economy Published by OC Media  4 September 2020 By Teresa Di Mauro Thousands of Georgian women have moved to Italy and are working as caregivers for the elderly. But for these women, many of whom are young mothers, the vulnerability of lacking legal status …

Changing profile of Russia’s philanthropists

The portrait of the average philanthropist has changed in Russia 04.09.2020 The Vera Hospice Foundation and the British School of Design have carried out a major study. The study included qualitative and quantitative surveys of almost three thousand respondents, including both volunteers and supporters of the Vera foundations and other NGOs, as well as individuals …

100 best Presidential Grant projects of 2018: new contest, deadline 15 October

Presidential Grants Foundation announces 100 best projects of 2018 02.09.2020 The Presidential Grants Foundation has completed its evaluation of the projects that won the competition in 2018. The Foundation has finished evaluating the implementation of winning projects from 2018. On 2 September, a list of the 2018 winners which had successfully implemented their proposed projects …

Mail.ru survey of parental attitudes to inclusive education

The Mail.ru Group asks parents if they are ready for inclusive education 31.08.2020 On 31 August, the Mail.ru Group published the results of a survey it carried out recently on inclusive education. These revealed that 53% of parents admitted that their disabled children were experiencing difficulties at school. While 34% stated that their disabled children …

Financial training for Moscow’s pensioners

Fraudsters.net: United Metallurgical Company (UMC) volunteers providing training for senior Moscow citizens on financial literacy 28.08.2020 Fraudsters.net, the winner of the UMC Partnership competition for social and charitable projects, is organising five training sessions for senior Muscovites on financial literacy, the first of which has already taken place. “Fraudsters posing as bank security officers have …

Uzbekistan: Charities resist government monopolization of social protection

Critics of the government’s charities ban suspect there is politics at play, not just a desire to stem potential fraud. Published by Eurasianet, Aug 26, 2020 Mokhirova’s Pokiza Insonlar group is named for municipal workers like garbage collectors, street sweepers and city parks gardeners, who work every day, in extremes of weather, always for little …

Contest on projects to support the disabled, deadline 30 September

The Second Competition for programmes and practices in the field of socio-cultural rehabilitation for disabled people has been announced 25.08.2020 Applications are open until 30 September. The main goal of this competition is to promote the full participation of people with disabilities in society, to develop their creative and intellectual potential, to support and further …

Paid internships in NGOs for Moscow graduates, deadline 10 September

130 NGO vacancies: Moscow graduates are offered paid internships 24.08.2020 Graduates of Moscow colleges and universities in 2019 and 2020 can intern at the Moscow social development complex – “Moscow – a Kind City”. One of the avenues available is working in non-profit organisations. You can intern at one of 30 NGOs, including the Centre …