On March 11, in Kyiv young Roma activists were trained to conduct financial and informational support of the projects. Meeting of activists with mentors was both learning and dialogue that mutually enriched each of the participants.
On December 17, 2016 the delegation of human rights defenders visited the city of Zmiyiv and Shelud'kivka village, Kharkiv region. The visit was planned and focused on the detailed study of the situation around one of the Roma families, which the local residents threatened with eviction
Special "Roma" chambers in hospitals. Failure to feed the Roma patients if they have no own dishes. The question of national identity on the surgical table. Special “Roma” classes in schools. The refusal to accept children in the day care group just because they're Roma. It's not all egregious examples of discrimination on a national basis, given the human rights defenders on December 9 in Kyiv during the meeting "Approaches to the integration and protection of the Roma rights with the participation of SGBs and NGOs".
Loschynivka Village Council (Odessa region) became one of the winners of anti-award "Discriminator - 2016". On December 10 in Kyiv the names of persons and organizations that during the year most grossly violated the principles of equality and non-discrimination in Ukraine were announced by Coalition for Combating Discrimination in Ukraine.
Over 2 months passed since anti-Roma pogroms were held in Loshchynivka. However, Roma families forcibly evicted from the settlement still have nowhere to live. Today no decision is adopted regarding the settlement of this problem, say human rights activists and once again claim a violation of human rights.
The relevant proposal was initiated by the participants of the scientific-practical conference Genocide of the Roma During World War II: Research, Education and Commemoration, that was held on 4 October in Kyiv at National Museum of History of Great Patrioptic War.
On 20-21 October International conference "Strengthening legal capacity of communities" was held in Kharkiv. Participants considered the issues on the merits, approaches, ways and tools to strengthen the legal capacity of communities.
To create efficient models of cooperation in the field of legal aid to Roma, to make it as accessible as possible for Roma families was the key issue to discuss at a round table "Free legal aid on the protection of individual rights of the Roma families" held on April 6, 2016 in Toretsk, Donetsk region.
For the first time in the city of Pervomaisk in Mykolaiv region representatives of municipal and district authorities heard about numerous problems of Roma community firsthand. A landmark meeting was held on 18 March 2016 aiming to find common points in socialization and integration of Roma of Pervomaisk.