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Launch of the project on children's rights protection “Different children – equal rights!”
23 April 2020
The human rights organization “Man and Law” together with partners and experts from various
NGOs announces the launch of a social project dedicated to the protection of children's rights
“Different children – equal rights!”. The project is primarily designed to work with vulnerable
– large families;
– families raising children with disabilities and special needs;
– families with delinquent children;
– families raising foster children;
– families where children with HIV-positive parents live.
An individual family does not always receive the necessary assistance, because in Russia there is
insufficient interaction between social services, authorities and everyone. Project “Different
children-equal rights!” is aimed at increasing the potential of NGOs: creating coalitions in which
NGOs can constantly actively interact with each other, with their target groups and authorities.
NGOs will act as intermediaries between families, children and representatives of state
structures. By solving specific problems in the regions, we will be able to work together to
improve the work of social services, providing families with the necessary legal, psychological
and medical services that will meet international standards. We strive to ensure that non-profit
organizations are perceived by the authorities as equal partners.
NGOs that help families and children have a huge incentive to work, but do not always have
enough knowledge and skills, experience and resources to perform effectively their role in
promoting the interests of target groups. Moving on a hunch, they themselves need the support
that the project team plans to provide.
Project "Different children – equal rights!" is aimed at helping NGOs from the Volga Federal
district and the North-Western Federal district. Thus, we will cover 25 regions of Russia.
The project includes support for families, children and NGOs in the following areas:
Legal education and advice
The project team already provides legal advice on the protection of children's rights and the
interests of families. If you are a parent or representative of an NGO and you have legal
questions, please contact our lawyers. To do this, fill out the form on our website. We also plan
to conduct legal awareness-raising trainings and seminars on children's rights protection in the
regions, including for NGO lawyers.
Financial support for NGOs
We will help NGOs implement their initiatives: we will announce a call for project proposals to
protect children's rights, which will result in 3 interregional and 5 regional projects receiving
Work with government agencies
To establish interaction with local authorities, the project team will initiate the creation of
dialogue platforms and social service fairs among educational institutions, rehabilitation centers,
social services, etc.
Association of NGOs
We plan to hold interregional conferences where NGOs from different regions will be able to
International exchange of experience
The project team will also organize a study tour to Germany to exchange experience with
European NGOs that support families and children. The problems of families and children are
international in nature, so it is important to adopt the best practices of colleagues, share your own
experience and apply best practices in your regions.
For journalists and bloggers, we plan to hold a training and competition for the best media
project, so that they can study the problem and form a benevolent attitude of society to
If you work for a non-profit organization that helps families and children from vulnerable social
groups, and you are interested in participating in any part of the project (consultation, training,
call for project proposals, etc.), then fill out a small application. We will notify you of upcoming
events and consider you as potential candidates to participate in our events.
Межрегиональная общественная правозащитная организация «Человек и Закон» решением Министерства юстиции России 30.12.2014 года внесена в реестр некоммерческих организаций, согласно п. 6 ст. 2 Федерального закона от 12.01.1996 г. №7-ФЗ «О некоммерческих организациях» (с учетом ранее внесенных изменений, а также в ред. от 02.07.2013).