Human Rights in Action Program





Program title: “Responding to Human Rights Violations and Empowering Citizens and Human Rights Defenders in Ukraine Activity” (Human Rights in Action Program)

A program, which is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in Ukraine by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union from 2014 to 2022

With the purpose of enhancing accountability for human rights abuses and war crimes arising from the conflict in eastern Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea while laying a foundation for sustainable peace and social cohesion when the time is ripe.

To achieve it, the efforts will be focused on the next objectives:

Objective 1: Human rights monitoring and advocacy increased and strengthened

Objective 2: Strategic litigation increased

Objective 3: Awareness raising and citizen empowerment improved and increased

Objective 4: Survivors of torture and conflict are made as whole as possible for their loss and harm

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights acts as beneficiary of the Program.

Contact information:

Taras Tsymbrivskyy, Project Director ([email protected])

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

3/34 Frolivska St., Kyiv, Ukraine

Tel.: 044-485-17-92, fax: 044-425-99-24.


The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 55 years. In Ukraine, USAID’s assistance focuses on three areas: Health and Social Transition, Economic Growth and Democracy and Governance. USAID has provided 1.8 bln technical and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine since 1992.

For additional information about USAID programs in Ukraine, please visit our website: or our Facebook page at


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