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Why To Help Ukraine?

stand with ukraine project

Stand with Ukraine originals and prints market

permanent virtual Exhibit 

Art has the ability to say what words cannot describe and can carry deeper emotions.  As Artists, we wanted to take an opportunity to help disabled people suffering in Ukraine. Through the creation and sale of Art through a global auction, we can all come together and try to provide aid and comfort to those in desperate need.  


Why to help?

Current events in Ukraine are beyond what we thought the world would see again in history. The lives of people in Ukraine will never be the same again. One special group of people that are of concern to us are the disabled and chronically ill. It is estimated that there are about 2.7 million people with disabilities and chronic conditions in Ukraine. Most people with disabilities need special accommodations or medical devices that are difficult to transport. Most organizations helping refugees need to focus on a big scale mobilization of people and disabled citizens have to be left behind in order to accommodate the most people possible. We have identified organizations that are focusing on helping disabled people directly in Ukraine. 


Who do we help?

Refugee camps and evacuation transportation are usually inadequate for disabled individuals and for medical devices. Frequently they are left behind without proper care. We have selected two organizations that are focusing in helping the disabled and chronically sick specifically. 

The Fight for Right NGO is located in Ukraine and have helped a lot of disabled people. Since they are located there they have been instrumental for helping disabled and wounded people. 

We also continue looking for organizations that are dedicated to helping disable citizens and we will allocate funds to these new organizations as well. 


Who are the artists?

We have opened the participation to any artists that wanted to be part of the auction. We have artists from around the world but most artists are directly from Ukraine or are of Ukrainian descendants. we have a total of 32 artists, 24 of them from Ukraine. Each of them have a very interesting story to tell and reasons why to participate. We have more than 126 pieces to be auctioned.  Click here to meet the artists and a small Bio about them. 


How do you take part of the project?

  • You can buy any Artwork from our Stand with Ukraine Originals and Prints Markets
  • If you do not want to buy any artwork but would like to help our cause, you can also donate directly to our fund. 100% of the fund will go to the organizations selected. 
  • You can share with your social media circles the project and the virtual exhibits so we can have as many people participating in the project.
  • You can volunteer to continue helping in the Stand with Ukraine Project.  
  • if you are an artists and want to donate a portion of the proceeds let us know. 


How do we disburse the money?

  • EArtNet does not receive any money from the proceeds of the Project.
  • All the money received in the donation fund minus bank fees goes directly to the Project Fund. 
  • If you buy Artworks from the Stand with Ukraine Markets at least 50% of proceeds go to the project. The remaining goes to the Artist. In the case of the artworks that are in Print format there is the cost of printing the pieces. 
  • Some artists have allocated more proceeds for the project. 


recent news about the situation of disabled people in ukraine

Update Nov 2022

UNICEF joins efforts with the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Policy, and the Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre to respond to the needs of children with disabilities affected by war.

“The war in Ukraine poses a threat to childhood and the future of every child in Ukraine. For children with disabilities, the stakes are even higher. It is our responsibility to support children with disabilities and their families and ensure they can access the services and resources,” Murat Shahin, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine.

Update OCTOBER 2022

The NGOs European Disability Forum and Inclusion Europe estimate that there are at least 2.7 million people with disabilities in Ukraine, though other estimates suggest that may be an undercount. Many disabled Ukrainians are more vulnerable to Russian attack, while also at greater risk of abandonment, violence, and discrimination within their own communities.

Feeling abandoned by both the state and humanitarian aid groups, disabled Ukrainians have urgently mobilized to help their own communities. Drawing on the strength of pre-existing grassroots networks in the country, activists have coordinated with disabled communities abroad at astonishing speed. Already, Fight For Right’s team of 40 volunteers—many of whom are disabled themselves—have helped 400 people flee the country.

Update september 2022

UNITED NATIONS

In a special report on the situation of people with disabilities in Ukraine, Jonas Ruskus, Vice-Chair of the committee said he was “gravely concerned” about the situation of people with disabilities in the country, since its invasion on 24 February. Mr. Ruskus told a news conference in Geneva that they are being kept in “inhuman conditions” and their evacuation from residential institutions in conflict areas is not being prioritized. 

“Some people with disabilities in Ukraine remain trapped in life-threatening situations and must be evacuated to ensure they can access basic needs like food and heating as winter approaches,” Mr. Ruskus told the journalists.

Update JULY 2022

In July, Russian mortars rained down on a psychiatric home in northern Ukraine, while dozens of elderly and disabled residents were sleeping. Flames soon swept through the facility’s dining room, and its dormitory and administration buildings were wrecked. 

Although exact statistics are hard to come by, many of Ukraine’s disabled -- especially those with the most severe disabilities -- have not been able to flee the war and are struggling to find safety.  According to Karolina Kozik, an assistant researcher at Human Rights Watch, one reason is that many disabled people need special accessibility cars or ambulances, which are not readily available in a war zone, to take them to safety. She said her organization was “very concerned” about the fate of the tens of thousands of disabled people living in residential institutions, such as orphanages or care homes.

A BBC News investigation, Locked Away: Ukraine’s Stolen Lives, has exposed the abuse and neglect of disabled people locked away in institutions across Ukraine. The investigation, led by reporter Dan Johnson, found that more than 100,000 children and young people are living in these institutions across the country, many of whom are trapped in beds or tied to furniture for the majority of the day. “They are not treated as human beings, they are only kept alive” The director of one of the institutions, Vasyl Markulin, explains that when the war began, care and support workers fled the country and left providers without any staff to look after the children.

Update MAY 2022

United Nations Convention on the Rights of 
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) 
April 2022  

There are ongoing reports that many people with disabilities, including children, are trapped or abandoned in their homes, residential care institutions and orphanages, with no access to life-sustaining medications, oxygen supplies, food, water, sanitation, support for daily living and other basic facilities. 

Women with disabilities and kids are at heightened risk of rape and sexual violence that has been widely reported. 

Few people with disabilities are reported to be internally displaced or to have reached Ukraine’s borders, indicating that many of them have not been able to flee to safety. 

The Committee urges all States, UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders involved in humanitarian action to recognize and respond to the pleas and requirements of people with disabilities caught up in the hostilities.

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