Initiative: The Kirovograd branch of the Ukrainian “Association for community self-organization assistance”
Location: Kropyvnytskyi, Kirovograd region
A group of proactive women and mothers from the regional city of Kropyvnytskyi (formerly Kirovograd) aims to improve the functioning of primary and secondary schools. It is yet another initiative which wants to utilize the new legislation on school transparency.
A proactive youth group working under the Agency for Economic Development has been dealing with environmental issues in the city of Voznesensk for a long time. Among other things, they collect used batteries from schools, shops and other public places. The factory processing these used batteries, however, has ceased to operate.
As in most Ukrainian cities, the tap water in the south Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, which has almost half a million residents, is by no means drinkable. The inhabitants therefore have no choice but to buy drinking water from “certified” vending machines found all over the city.
Initiative: Youth Human Rights Agency
Location: Kherson, Kherson region
This initiative of students from Kherson universities intends to use the new legislation on school transparency to ensure that all five of Kherson‘s universities publish the data about their financial management and expenditures which they are legally obligated to provide on their websites.
Under Ukrainian law, certain groups of people, such as pensioners or war veterans, have the right to use urban public transport free of charge. In the city of Kherson, however, it is difficult to claim this right – only two of the nine transport companies permit free transport.
Initiative: “Centre for Investigative Journalism”
Place: Mykolaiv, Mykolaiv Oblast
The campaign led by investigative journalists and local ecological initiatives responds to a discovery of highly controversial wood cutting which takes place on the territory of the town of Mykolaiv with consent of local officials and politicians.
Initiative: “Alliance for Protection of Children´s Rights”
Place: Odessa, Odessa Oblast
The platform of social NGOs from the Odessa Oblast that work with children from local orphanages launched a campaign. It aims at full implementation of a programme which would guarantee housing to adolescents leaving the orphanage.
Initiative: “League of Social Workers of Ukraine”
Place: Kherson, Kherson Oblast
The campaign of the social organisation reflects the sad fact that despite the high number of domestic-violence victims in the Kherson Oblast and legislation currently in force, the local government bodies do not provide a shelter house where the victims could physically hide from the aggressor.
Initiative: “Open Access”
Place: Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast
The campaign´s goal is to make the municipal enterprises publish their financial management in a form of open data which is a legal obligation in Ukraine.