About our organisation

The Center for Civic Education “Almenda” was established in 2011 in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Yalta.

The idea of creating the organisation was

to increase education about the culture of democracy, the culture of peace, human rights and media literacy among educators and young people of Crimea and Ukraine.

In 2014 the organisation was forced to leave Crimea because of russian occupation and start activities in the following areas:

  • development and strengthening of ties between the Crimean Peninsula and other territories of Ukraine, based on a human rights-based approach;
  • protection of cultural and social rights of vulnerable groups, in particular residents of occupied territories and IDPs.

In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

With the beginning of full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the organisation records and documents data on six grave violations committed against children in the conditions of armed conflict.

We joined “Ukraine 5 AM Coalition, which includes public organizations and individual experts who have united to protect victims of armed aggression in Ukraine and to bring to justice the top leadership of the Russian Federation and the direct perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


Our mission

We are approaching the reintegration of the population of the de-occupied territories and laying the foundations for guarantees of non-repetition.

Strategic directions of our activity 

  • Direction 1. Implementation of effective education for children and youth from occupied and de-occupied territories
  • Direction 2. Documenting war crimes and grave violations of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law against children in Ukraine in order to bring them to justice and ensure the right to the truth
  • Direction 3. Effective national and international advocacy on ensuring access to education, punishment of perpetrators and guarantees of non-repetition
  • Direction 4. Legal assistance and support for people who suffered from the armed conflict and the occupation regime.