REAct has enlisted the support of the Ombudsman’s Office in the Mykolaiv region

The regional representative of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights in the Mykolaiv region, Yulia Levkovych, the Regional Public Relations Coordinator, Vadym Zhepalo, and representatives of the REAct project in the Mykolaiv region agreed to exert concerted efforts to promote the observance of human rights and protect key communities vulnerable to HIV and TB.

During a working meeting in April 2021, the participants discussed collaborative efforts in ensuring the rights of vulnerable communities, including men who have sex with men, people who provide commercial sex services, people who inject drugs, people living with tuberculosis, homeless people, incarcerated people and former prisoners, as well as the Roma population, and adolescents in crisis situations.

Taking into account the purpose of the REAct project, based on the meeting’s results, it was agreed that the REActors would keep the regional office of the Ombudsman informed about violations of the rights of vulnerable communities. Additionally, the parties agreed to conduct joint awareness-raising activities, bring forward relevant proposals to appropriate authorities, as well as develop a memorandum of cooperation and a joint action plan.