US book on palliative care published in Russia

Hank Dunn’s book, Hard Choices for Loving People, has been published in Russia It will be useful for seriously ill people and their families, medical personnel and healthcare chaplains. 07.07.2021 Author Hank Dunn is an American chaplain (a priest who serves in prisons, educational or medical institutions). He has been helping dying patients and their …

Russia: CSO staff encouraged to join vaccination campaign

“I’m not afraid of vaccinations”: CSO employees are being encouraged to join the vaccination information campaign. The campaign is a joint project between the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russian Red Cross and the National Medical Research Centre of Preventive Medicine at the Russian Ministry of Health. 06.07.2021 The Russian Society for People …

Competition for CSOs promoting gender equality and development of philanthropy. Deadline: 26 July

The CAF Foundation has opened up applications for a CSO-focussed grant competition CSOs that work to promote gender equality and develop local philanthropy avenues are invited to apply to the competition. 06.07.2021 On July 6, the CAF charity for the Development of Philanthropy announced they were taking applications for the open grant competition ProPossibilities 5.0. …

Putin signs law on job quotas for people with disabilities

A law on additional guarantees for the employment of people with disabilities has been signed The law changes the principle of job quotas for this category of workers. 02.07.2021 The law, which President Vladimir Putin signed on June 28, makes changes to the previous laws “On employment in Russia” and “On the social protection of …

Putin signs law banning working with ‘undesirable’ organisations

Vladimir Putin signs a law banning participation in the work of “undesirable” organisations 29.06.2021 The ban applies to stateless people living in Russia, as well as Russian legal entities. An individual organising the work of an “undesirable” CSO in Russia can be imprisoned for two to six years and to one to five years for …

74% of Russians comfortable in company of disabled people

Research reveals that 74% of Russians don’t feel uncomfortable being in the company of people with disabilities 29.06.2021 Almost as many have a positive attitude to people with disabilities working in the service sector. On 28 June, the All-Russian Public Opinion Centre and the Kvartal Lui CSO revealed the results of a joint, pro bono …

Russian volunteers to be sent abroad to help refugees etc

Russian volunteers to be sent abroad to help refugees, work in schools and restore monuments 28.06.2021 An international Goodwill Mission programme was announced on 25 June by the Association of Volunteer Centres, Rossotrudnichestvo, and the Russian Humanitarian Mission CSO. There are plans to send up to 150 volunteers to Commonwealth of Independent States countries this …

UN to discuss violence against women in Russia

The problem of violence against women in Russia to be discussed at the United Nations 28.06.2021 A report written by Russian human rights organisations will be discussed at a session of the UN in October. Human rights activists say that Russia is actively restricting legal protection for women who are victims of violence, a striking …

Grants offered to Russian social entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Economic Development to provide grants to social entrepreneurs 25.06.2021 Grants can be offered for creating or developing a social business. Olesya Teterina, Deputy Director of the Ministry’s Small and Medium-Sized Business Development and Competition, provided details of this initiative at a round-table event held in the Federation’s Public Chamber on 25 June. …

Russian social programme included in UN database of good practices

The MTS social programme recognised as one of the best United Nations practices 24.06.2021 The MTS flagship social programme for children and adolescents, Generation M, has been included in a database of good practices compiled by the UN on 17 sustainable development goals, the MTS Press Office reported on 24 June. Practices from the database …