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Organization: UNESCO Club “Dignity of the child” Volgograd regional charity voluntary organisation
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48-105, Titova str., Volgograd, Russia, 400123

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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

"UNESCO Clubs Federation of Russia
CoMission for Children at Risk
The International network «Urban-Rural Mission» - WCC;
Movement of Young Peacemakers (Russian Federation)
Association of restorative mediation (Russian Federation)
“Rights for children” Volgograd regional NGOs coalition
“Social Service for Children”  Volgograd regional network of NGOs  and churches.

UN Information Centre in Moscow  
Museum of Peacekeeping Operation    (Russian Federation)
Moscow regional organization ""Union of Peacemakers"" etc.

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

"UNESCO CLUB «DIGNITY OF THE CHILD»   works in the field of the special protection and care for children of the Volgograd region of Russia.  The Club gives people the opportunity to take an active part in defending children's rights. CLUB  has launched a number of projects most of which were carried out in cooperation with regional and international not governmental organizations and churches:

«THE CHILD'S LAWYER». The program supports public children's rights center of and is carried out in cooperation with a regional plenipotentiary in kid's rights. The center is for kids, teenagers, parents, guardians, legal representatives of kids and all the people interested in children's rights defense. Experienced lawyers and social workers deal with the following problems: parents violence, negative influence of kid's environment, getting allowances and privileges, etc.  The center's officials may represent children in court. The specialists of the center does monitoring of children’s rights, analyze the law from the point of view of children's rights, carry out social research on some problems of childhood. The centre has assisted more than 1000 children (2006-2009).

«THE CHILDREN'S CONTRIBUTION TO DEMOCRACY AND PEACE». The program supports the children's civil initiatives and children's participation in the decision of problems. Children's communities are formed at 54 schools of Volgograd region. Our Club is a coordinator this Movement  in Volgograd region. 54 children teams participate in the Movement of Young Peacemakers and Association of restorative mediation. Children participate in creative and is right - educational meetings with children as having infringed the orphans, invalids,  penal law in special children's houses, children's prisons,  etc.    The program has supported more than 5000 children (2006-2009).

“THE HELP TO ORPHANS “. The program supports the right of a child to the family and   civil initiatives of foster families. Strengthening and consolidation of civic initiatives of foster families and including them in to human rights non-governmental organizations network in  Volgograd region  for improvement of foster parents and orphan children’ life quality, prevention of the disintegration foster families. New and already existing civic initiatives of foster families in 10 districts of  Volgograd region was involved. 10 Local Foster families’ Mutual Assistance Clubs  were organized with 1,500 foster families.  3000 orphans was realised theirs  rights to the family  (2006-2009).

«THE HELP TO YOUNG OFFENDERS AND THEIRS VICTIMS». The Club conducts continuous support and renders the regular legal, social, humanitarian help to 200 girls and boys in prison, before  and after prison.  Club support the Restorative Juvenile  Justice  program (mediation) for the social integration of young people in the conflict to the law and victims (2006-2009).
«CIVIC SOCIETY - FOR CHILDREN» The program develops cooperation between  non governmental organizations for children on Volgograd region. We have conducted 3 yearly conferences ""Civic society for Volgograd children""  for  150 participants.  35 of them have created the coalition ""Rights for Children"". The Club is the coordinator of this Coalition. One of the trends of the coalition's activities is involvement of the children into work for human rights and a culture of peace. We call it ""work for children together with children"". Such approach allows to develop democratic values in the young generation. In 2003 in activity of a coalition have joined of 5 Christian churches. Now it is Volgograd network ""Social service "" (2006-2009).


PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

"UNESCO Club “Dignity of The child”   has seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in our  region during the second half of the Decade. The teaching and practice of mediation and other alternative forms of conflict resolution is on the rise. We witnessed a growing interest for the issues of solidarity and global development which are important paths to peace.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

Enmity in minds of people. Low interest of the state structures in realisation of programs on culture of  peace.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

To include a regional network and coalition in the international cooperation toward a culture of peace and nonviolence. To strengthen  development of children and adults of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, practice of the rights of the child, understanding, tolerance, solidarity;

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

To continue our solidarity work and  programs next decades.
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Organization: UNESCO Club “Dignity of the child” Volgograd regional charity voluntary organisation

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