12 May. Odessa. The second day of the II All-Ukrainian Forum "Large Family of Ukraine" brought together 245 participants from 23 regions of Ukraine.The event discussed the problematic issues faced by large families in Ukraine, in particular:strengthening of social protection of children affected by the hostilities; social protection of families with children;restoration of social guarantees for children; strengthening the social protection of large families and foster families and family-type orphanages and other.
Also, within the framework of the Forum, a working meeting was held regarding the participation of Odessa in the international initiative «Child and youth friendly community»with the Mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov,Deputy Minister of social policy for European integration Alexandra Churkina and Leonid Ignatiev, Head of the International Association "Eurostrategy", which is the implementing partner of the project on the basis of a 5-year contract with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The mayor of Odessa noted that Odessa has already submitted documents for joining the international movement, and the creation of a friendly community is not so much a result as a process of practical changes, in which Odessa, in fact, is the last four years.
"Issues of large families, protection of children's rights and support of families are priority in Ukraine.We are pleased that in this matter Odessa shows an example, puts that high bar, to which other regions should aspire.I am sure that Odessa has every chance to become one of the leaders in the implementation of this initiative in Ukraine", - said Alexandra Churkina.