Civic Oversight in Ukraine
Freedom House supports Ukrainian civil society in providing effective public oversight of the activities of the Ukrainian government law-enforcement and security services.
Security Services Under Civic Oversight in Ukraine
Freedom House supports Ukrainian civil society in providing effective public oversight of the activities of the Ukrainian government law-enforcement and security services, including the Ministry of Interior, the Security Service of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Defense, as well as to foster productive engagement between the security services and civil society. Freedom House and its partners work to create platforms for civil society representatives to engage directly with law-enforcement and security officials to discuss issues of mutual concern at the national and local levels, and to identify constructive solutions. The project activities aim to demonstrate that the security-sector effectiveness, accountability, and democratic governance are mutually reinforcing elements of Ukraine’s security.
Cooperation with the Government
Freedom House and its partners regularly engage with security sector bodies to enhance cooperation and engagement between the security sector and civil society. A key task of Freedom House and partners is to build trust between civil society and the security sector to develop productive cooperation focused on improving respect for human rights in Ukraine.
Analytical and Media Materials
Freedom House works with Ukrainian journalists to raise awareness among both governmental bodies and wider society on the topic of public and civic oversight. In particular, Freedom House works to develop popular understanding and support for the notion that public oversight is essential for a democratic society and that it can be mutually beneficial both for the security services and society as a whole.
Confronting Hate-Motivated Violence in Ukraine
Freedom House works to improve Ukraine’s response to hate-motivated violence and ultimately to decrease its incidence.
Ukraine: Human Rights in Pandemic
During the height of the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Freedom House is working to document and address human rights abuses connected to government responses to the pandemic. (Completed: July 2021)
Ukraine: Expanding Allies for LGBT+ Rights
From 2016-2021, Freedom House worked to improve respect for the human rights of LGBT+ people in Ukraine by strengthening and growing broad-based civil society and allies’ engagement. (Completed: October 2021)