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Our history

Social Action Centre – is a non-governmental organization, registered in 2000 that primarily focused at using modern methods of social work for vulnerable groups assistance. Later the scope of SAC’ activities has moved to counteracting xenophobia and advocating minorities rights.

Social Action Centre’ No Borders Project started from the No Borders Initiative, which united human rights activists in 2006. The initiative was established to react at unlawful extradition of 11 Uzbek  refugees and asylum seekers, who were attempted to be forcely deported to Uzbekistan. The Initiative focused mostly on street manifestation actions. The Initiative activists also were interested in the following areas: right to freedom of movement support, assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in Ukraine, counteraction to xenophobia and racism in Ukrainian society.

In line with changes of priorities and members of the No Borders Initiative, in 2008 it led to No Borders Project establishment within Social Action Centre NGO. The Project focused on the problems listed above. While developing its’ activities the Project team started to work on new directions of human rights protection, including counteraction to hate crimes, hate speech monitoring and assistance provision to IDPs. More information about SAC’ project is available through the link. 

Our mission

The No Borders Project of Social Action Centre  – is a human rights NGO, which acts to advocate rights of refugees and migrants and counteract to racism and xenophobia in Ukraine.

The Project provides assistance to those who are in need, using national and international legal, social and civil support instruments. The Project contributes to adjusting national legislation and practice in the spheres listed above to international standards of human rights protection. The Project also acts as a resource base for activist movement and conducts educational and enlightening activities.

The No Borders Project works in the following spheres:

Non discrimination and equality

Hate crimes

Minorities rights

Migration and asylum

Hate speech

Other human rights violations

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Matra social transformation programme
Norwegian Helsinki Committee
European Commission
International Renaissans Foundation