Providing for human rights, barrier-free, inclusive society, non-discrimination and gender equality is crucial in the activities of the High School of Public Governance.
The development of Ukraine as a European state involves the formation of a new worldview and democratic values based on the rule of law and human rights, ensuring equal opportunities for self-realisation regardless of gender, age or nationality. And in times of war, it is also an important factor in preserving the professional core and managerial potential of the public service.
One of the priorities set out in the Strategy of the High School is the development of competencies in human rights, non-discrimination and gender equality.
Areas of activity:
Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights;
Government Commissioner for Gender Policy;
Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine;
The National Social Service;
State Labour Service of Ukraine;
Coordination Centre of Free Legal Aid
Association of Women Lawyers of Ukraine ” JurFem”;
In 2023, the Center for Professional Development in the Sphere of Human Rights Compentencies, Non-discrimination and Gender equality, which operates as part of the High School, implemented 15 professional development programmes; 2827 students were trained on such topics:
In cooperation with international partners, in developing and implementing programmes aimed at raising the level of professional knowledge in the field of human rights:
1. With the support of the Council of Europe Project “HELP (Human Rights Education for Lawyers) for Ukraine, including in times of war”, a training course on internal displacement was launched in November 2023. The course is extremely important in the context of human rights protection, as the full-scale invasion has displaced millions of people in our country and ensuring their rights is an important task.
The training is attended by 43 public servants who work directly with internally displaced persons.
2. With the support and assistance of USAID/UK Aid, the Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) project and the International Charitable Organisation “East Europe Foundation” developed a professional development programme “Access to Public Information for Public Servants”. The programme was attended by 497 people.
3. With the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Ukraine developed the programme “Human Rights in the EU”, which aims to increase professional competence in understanding the systemic approach to human rights protection in the European Union 42 people were trained under the programme.
4. With the support of the United Nations Development Programme, the Human Rights for Ukraine project developed a training of trainers programme “Using Training Technologies in Organising Training on Ensuring the Right to Access Public Information in Public Authorities and Local Self-Government Bodies” and trained 24 trainers.
The programme was implemented within the framework of the Summer School of Coaching Skills, an educational project aimed at introducing modern training technologies and educational innovations in the field of professional training.
5. As part of the Memorandum of Cooperation, the High School and the United Nations Population Fund established the National Training Centre for the Prevention and Counteraction of Gender-Based Violence.
Areas of activity:
In 2023, the National Training Centre for the Prevention and Combating of Gender-Based Violence implemented 9 professional professional trainings and professional development programmes; 324 people were trained.