Convictus Ukraine reported on a unique reintegration project for women ex-convicts

For the first time in Ukraine, it was possible to ensure sustainability in provision of social services to vulnerable populations through a delegation of authority to the government and establishment of a social institution on the basis of an existing practice of a non-governmental organization. On 23 February 2017, the Kharkiv Regional Council unanimously decided to set up a social institution, the Women’s Crisis Center.

Happy New Year!

New are the hopes and aspirations, new are the resolutions, new are the spirits and new is the year! Here’s wishing that you be embraced with a glorious one and meet all your future endeavors with victory and triumph.


UNODC and WHO discuss community-wide opioid overdose responses

In order to reduce opioid overdose deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended in its Community Management of Opioid Overdose Guidelines (2014) that the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as training in opioid overdose management, should be made available to people likely to witness an overdose, such as health professionals, police, people who use opioids, their families and peers.
In response to this, over the next two days UNODC and WHO are organizing a meeting which aims to develop and discuss a draft Study Pro

28th of May on Truhaniv island Kyiv citizens will be able to get tested for HIV for free

On 28th May at 16:00 Convictus Ukraine and the Kyiv City AIDS Center, financially supported by AHF Ukraine and Alliance for Public Health (Alliance)  will conduct antiHIV campaign on Trukhaniv Island in Kyiv.

Why it's important to make sure Ukrainians are disease-free

Nowadays the spread of viral hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV is wide-spread in Ukraine as well as in the Kyiv region. Today 12th of May  preventive сampaign was organized by Convictus Ukraine in the central Vasylkiv hospital showed that access to diagnosis - stimulates the desire of people to take care about their own health.

Convictus Ukraine presented the project of innovation center for adolescents who use drugs

6th of April in the state administration of Desnyanskiy district in Kyiv  there was a meeting  of governmental and non-governmental organizations.
 Problematic issues and urgent assistance to drug addicts and prevention of drug use among young people were the main topics of discussion.

Сonvictus Ukraine begins implemention process of the new project “Harm Reduction Young People Who Use Drugs in Ukraine: Reaching the Undeserved”

In 2015, ICF Alliance for Public Health, with financial support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, launched a Project “Harm Reduction Young People Who Use Drugs in Ukraine: Reaching the Undeserved”. The project covers five cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Odessa, Poltava, Kharkiv, and Sloviansk.

International Day in Support of sex workers from violence and cruelty

It is believed that the initiative institutions Rights Day sex workers by the United StatesDecember 17 in the International Day in Support of sex workers from violence and brutality (International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers), which is celebrated on December 17, has formed its own tradition, known "March of red umbrellas» (March of the Red Umbrellas). On this day all indifferent to the problem of discrimination sex workers take to the streets with red umbrellas.

About 800 substitution therapy patients may become the first refugees from the Crimea!

As of today the stock of medicines for opioid substitution therapy (OST) available on the peninsula, i.e. methadone and buprenorphine, is sufficient for several weeks only. In Sevastopol the situation is the most critical, as OST sites in this city were compelled to start decreasing patients’ dosage. As you know, OST and medicines for it are prohibited in Russian Federation, thus these drugs may be supplied only from the inland part of Ukraine. Since all the highways to the Crimea are now being blocked by armed men, medicines supply is impossible (each batch of the narcotic drugs must be attended by an armed police squad).