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“We are our target”: Ambassadors with Double N tell how to solve a social problem and be in trend

Meet Anya. She is a 16-year-old who lives in Ivano-Frankivsk. In her free time, she volunteers. She is interested in books and videos about self-development, emotional intelligence, and leadership. Anya loves to spend time with other active teenagers, to learn, to gain practical experience, to help others. Anya does not like when people determine her priorities for her, make decisions for her, or devalue her opinion based on her age. Anya is a typical representative of the target audience for Double N, a youth initiative that has been active in Frankivsk since 2017. For over two years, Double N has been battling the age and objectification of teens, organizing training projects and helping teens become more influential. The organization accounts for over 20 successful projects in the field of non-formal ed...
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“Until the displaced are given the right to vote for local government, there will be no equality.” — excerpt by Olesya Arkhipova. Part 2.

Olesya Arkhipova moved from Makiivka, Donetsk region to Ivano-Frankivsk in 2014 due to the Russian aggression in the Donbas. Over the next few years, she presented as one of the active IDPs, followed community image activism in Ivano-Frankivsk, undergone profound transformations to address the issue of non-discrimination, and sought to reduce xenophobia at the same time. Today, Olesya is a trainer and facilitator on topics such as human rights, gender equality, critical thinking, and civic education. She says that she is accustomed to a new home – integrated – but does not remove the “relocation jacket”. However, she wears it every time to address the stereotypes and prejudices that exist in the community regarding displaced persons. On the stereotypes, prejudices, cultural and legal inequalities faced by ...
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“Stereotypes continue to work, not against all IDPs, but against the less integrated,” – an interview with Olesya Arkhipova. Part 1

Olesya Arkhipova moved from Makiivka, Donetsk region to Ivano-Frankivsk in 2014 due to the Russian aggression in the Donbas. Over the next few years, she presented as one of the active IDPs, followed community image activism in Ivano-Frankivsk, undergone profound transformations to address the issue of non-discrimination, and sought to reduce xenophobia at the same time. Today, Olesya is a trainer and facilitator on topics such as human rights, gender equality, critical thinking, and civic education. She says that she is accustomed to a new home – integrated – but does not remove the “relocation jacket”. However, she wears it every time to address the stereotypes and prejudices that exist in the community regarding displaced persons. On the stereotypes, prejudices, cultural and legal inequalities faced by ...
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Ukraine and Sudan will build an intercontinental multimedia bridge

In November, the NGO "Youth Organization "STAN" and the Filmmaking For Children Initiative will launch an international multimedia project "Bridge" in which young activists in Ukraine and Sudan will receive the theoretical and practical experience needed to create short films  in consecutive workshops. For both organizations, it will be the first African-European partnership. About the partnership This cooperation between organizations from two different continents was made  possible by the international program "TANDEM". The goal is to bring together the civil society in Europe and its neighboring regions through cultural cooperation and to bring both the European and Middle eastern youth closer through an initiative called Tandem-Shaml, the forum took place in Hammamet-Tunisia with 30 representatives ...
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A Sudanese director will teach young activists to shoot short films

A Sudanese director will teach young activists from Ivano-Frankivsk to direct and shoot short films in the format of PSA, on various topics including human rights and conflict resolution. In November, Sudanese filmmaker Yasir Faiz will come to Ivano-Frankivsk to deliver a series of workshops in filmmaking for young activists. The filmmaker has developed a specific teaching methodology, which enables the youth not only to learn how to shoot a movie, but to also work on the process of Montage and teach other youngsters. As a result, the knowledge and experience in this field will spread in an exponential rate. Short films created during the workshops will shed light on the values of open borders, multicultural dialogue and human rights. Yasir Faiz will also hold master classes in several other Ukrainian citi...
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Your rights: what you need to know

The booklet "Your Rights: what you need to know” answers questions that are a concern for both Ukrainian students and foreigners, who study in Ukraine. In this booklet experts explain student rights and responsibilities in understandable language. They are not only relevant to organizing of the education process, but also living conditions in dorms and leisure of students. Furthermore, the authors pay particular attention to such actual issues such as nondiscrimination, inviolability and personal freedom. This booklet is like a “judicial ambulance”, which every student can use if his or her rights have been violated. It is intended to give a brief overview of the laws, rights, responsibilities and limitations of all people residing in Ukraine: in addition to a wealth of resources for further consultation. How...
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