1. Education in the field of human rights;
2. Monitoring of human rights;
3. Rendering gratuitous legal aid;
5. CSOs organization development.
✔ The project “Self-governing for people. Strengthening the potential of the local self-governing and
administration in the field of cooperation with civil society” with the financial support of SlovakAid
and Human Rights House Foundation (Oslo, Norway).
✔ The project “Establishment and institutional development of a network of civil organizations hubs”
that was realized with the support of UNDP in Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
✔ The project “Implementing citizens’ participation in decision-making at local level” that was
realized in the framework of the programme “Promotion of civic activity” “Join us!” that is financed
by the USA Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented in Ukraine by
✔ The project “Legal system development and resocialization of children in a trouble with the law in
Ukraine”, that is realized together with Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Warsaw) with the
support of the programme RITA and Human Rights House Foundation (Oslo).
✔ The project “Children’s rights protection in the Chernihiv Region” with the support of Democracy
Grants by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
✔ Docudays UA-2018. XVI International Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. It is
held with the support of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, NGO “Pivden”, Kherson
Regional Mercy and Health Foundation, NGO “Modern Information Technologies and Visual Arts
✔ The project “Community where the voice of youth is heard” with the support of UNDP in Ukraine
and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
✔ The project “Development of the potential for rendering quality services” supported by ІСАР
Actions and achievements:
✔ The organization has conducted 18 training for various target groups within the framework
of the different projects over the year. 445 participants have been involved.
✔ 37 coaches for adult learning in various spheres have been prepared. There are 15 coaches in
strategic planning, communication strategy working out and project elaboration based on a logical
framework matrix and 22 coaches in teaching cooperation between the local authorities and a
community, participation in decision making and local democracy among them. The coaches
prepared conducted 44 trainings for civil activists and local authorities all over Ukraine that
involved over 800 participants.
✔ More than 500 children and young people have been involved in educational activities.
✔ Over the year, the counseling office of the NGO “MART” has been rendering gratuitous
legal aid to citizens paying attention to the vulnerable groups of the population. The counseling
office has given 835 legal consultations to citizens for a year (of these 652 personal ones and 183
✔ 10 communities (5 in the Chernihiv Region and 5 in the communities of Chernivtsi, Kyiv,
Donetsk and Rivne Regions) have been involved in research work and regulatory system analysis
over the year.
According to the monitoring results, the recommendations for the local authorities have been
prepared and also the legislative instruments have been elaborated that guarantee the youth and
citizens the realization of their right to participate in decision making and presence of representative
youth bodies in a community.
This September the organization started monitoring children’s rights in the Chernihiv Region
that is aimed to investigate the local policy in the field of children’s rights against international
standards and work out recommendations concerning its improvement to get an ability to implement
the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
✔ The organization has achieved considerable success in the sphere of advocacy in the context
of the projects being implemented during 2018. 7 successful advocacy campaigns have been
conducted for a year. They were aimed to elaboration and implementation of statutory acts based on
international and national human rights standards, regulating the community life and guaranteeing
the realization of rights in the local legislative system of communities. The statutory acts were
focused on using the local democracy tools, namely the participation of various target groups,
especially the youth, in decision making process.
The local statutory acts also covered the practical implementation of the principles of the
approach based on the human rights that concern the local authorities’ activity, such as participation,
inclusion, transparence, democratic governance, responsibility and accountability.
All advocacy campaigns were accompanied by informational and educational activities in the
communities, encouragement of the communities, involvement the communities’ inhabitants in
analyzing the local situations, educational activities concerning the necessity to be active and
responsible for the community life and use the local democracy principles and tools and human
rights standards at the local level.
So, the organization influences the system and structural changes by means of promotion of
the human rights and democracy standards and their statutory fixation at the local level.
✔ Mentor support and consulting and legal assistance have been rendered to 11 NGOs of the
region over the year.
The most successful work was with the organization “Yedyna Rodyna” (‘United Family’)
that was founder with the support of the NGO “MART”. Mentor support and legal assistance have
been rendered to the organization of bereaved families “Yedyna Rodyna” concerning establishing
the Community Union “Yedyna Rodyna of Ukraine”. On November 23, mentors of the organization
helped to conduct the first Overview meeting of the Union in Ivano-Frankivsk.
Mistake in the last name almost deprived of the War Veteran status
The Annual Report was created within the framework of the project “Creation and Institutional Development of Network of Civil Society Hubs” supported by UNDP in Ukraine under the project “Civil Society for Enhanced Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine” with financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark