Vinnytsia Regional Advocacy Organization “Spring of Hope”


Key activities:

1. Countering human trafficking
2. Assistance to vulnerable population
3. Improvement of economic capacity of the population
4. Development of a civil society
5. Human rights practices
6. Networking, coalitions working, partnership

Projects:

✔ The educational camp “Onward and upward!-2018” ( IOM Ukraine , РТАР)
✔ “Raising of children and youth from vocational and technical institutions of the Vinnytsia Region’s awareness about safe migration and employment” (PTAP)
✔ “For life without violence. The Vinnytsia Region” (United Nations Population Fund, Youth and Social Policy Department of the Regional State Administration)
✔ “Strengthening self-dependence of internally displaced persons and communities that have suffered from the conflict in Ukraine” ( IOM Ukraine , financed by the EU)
✔ “Self-employment development among people of the Vinnytsia Region” ( IOM Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Canada)
✔ Trainings for teaching experts that can contact persons who have suffered from human trafficking in new territorial communities “Identification of the subjects that carry out actions in the field of countering human trafficking and mechanism of interaction between them” (Youth and Social Policy Department of the Regional State Administration)
✔ “Raising the vulnerable population of the Vinnytsia Region’s awareness about safe migration and employment” ( IOM Ukraine , Embassy of Canada in Ukraine , Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway)
✔ Vinnychchyna without violence: the police and community together for future (PTAP)
✔ Realization of the community control for implementing the policy of countering human trafficking the Vinnytsia Region ( IOM Ukraine , Embassy of Canada in Ukraine , USAID)


Analytical reports:

✔ The monitoring report for 2017-2018 concerning increase/decrease/absence of stated regional budget finance for the actions of the part “Countering human trafficking” of the regional comprehensive programme for support a family, prevention of violence, guarantee of equal rights for women and men and averting human trafficking for 2021.
✔ Investigation of the social and economic situation at the labour market of the Vinnytsia Region.


Actions:

✔ The foundation of the first refuge for women who have suffered from domestic violence
✔ The camp “Onward and upward!-2018”
✔ The series of trainings for own account work and self-employment for internally displaced persons and communities that have suffered from the conflict in Ukraine
✔ The Interactive installation “Danger is not seen at once”
✔ “I am changing”. The 2 nd Civil Initiatives Regional Forum
✔ The series of trainings “Identification of the subjects that carry out actions in the field of countering human trafficking and mechanism of interaction between them” conducted in joint territorial communities of the Vinnytsia Region
✔ The series of informational and educational trainings “Live effective. Travel safely!” conducted in vocational and technical institutions of the Vinnytsia Region
✔ The Maze Quest within the framework of the informational campaign “Counter human trafficking”
✔ The Quest “The UNO’s Goals of Sustainable Development”
✔ The Focus-groups Community Policing
✔ The Media School in cooperation with the Regional Initiatives Foundation and Vinnychchyna Students Brotherhood
✔ The series of trainings “Human trafficking: the challenge we face nowadays”


Main achievements:

✔ The camp “Onward and upward!-2018” was included in the hands-on course “The best youth practices of Ukraine”. 20 teenagers participated in the work of the camp and 90% showed better knowledge of migration processes according to the results of the questionnaire. All participants (100%) are observed to have got positive changes in personal development, improvement of their self-esteem and creativity. One of the achievements of the camp is involving experts of various police departments and their interaction with the teenagers for a long time.
✔ The first refuge for women who have suffered from domestic violence was founded. We have 20 success stories of the clients.
✔ Over 100 success stories of beneficiaries who have been educated according to the projects Own Account Work and Self-Employment.
✔ The cooperation with new partners, namely the city authorities, the law-enforcement agencies has been strengthened. New and young NGOs have been involved in our projects.
✔ The advocacy of the Regional programme in facilitating development of the infosphere and civil society in the Vinnytsia Region for 2019-1021 has been conducted successfully.


Innovations implemented:

✔ The first refuge for women who have suffered from domestic violence in the Vinnytsia Region.
✔ Participation in working out and organizing the partnership of the NGOs called “Misto Zmistiv” in the city of Vinnytsia, having become its co-founders.
✔ The series of anti-human-trafficking trainings for students of vocational and technical institutions has been worked out.

SUCCESS STORIES