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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.

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14 февраля 2012

The Gorbachev Foundation holds conference “Social Orphanhood: Step Changes in the Situation and Modern Solutions to the Problem” to mark the 80th birthday of Raisa M. Gorbachev


The Conference was organised within the framework of Protected Childhood project pursued by the National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Raisa Maximovna Club,The Gorbachev Foundation. Since its inception, the Club has seen social orphanhood as one of its priority themes for discussion.

Speakers at the conference included:
B.L.Altshuler, Deputy Chairman of the RF Public Chamber Committee for Social Policy, Labour Relations and Living Standards of Citizens; Ye.I. Andreyeva, Research Director at the Fiscal Policy Centre; G.A. Aristova the Social Development Ministry of the Novosibirsk Region; S.S.Biryukova, Junior Researcher at the Independent Institute for Social Policy; A.L.BitovaS.L.Zhukova, Deputy Ombudsperson and Ombudsperson for Children in the Khabarovsk Territory; G.S.Krasnitskaya, Adviser, Lecturer at the School for Foster Parents, Semiya Charitable Foundation; A.M.Marova, Director, the Charitable Foundation for the Prevention of Social Orphanhood, President of the Association of Organisations  for the  Prevention of Infant Abandonment ; I.G.Novoselsky, Psychologist at the Saint Petersburg Foundation for Crisis Psychological Help for Children and Youth “New Steps” ; N.A.Paliyeva, Deputy Minister/Head of the Special Education and Child Protection Department of the Education Ministry of the Stavropol Territory; I.V.Protasova, Deputy Head of the Tomsk Region Department for Department for Families and Children; A.G.Rudov, Section Head at the Family Charitable Foundation; Ye.V.Selenina, Senior Researcher at the Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Laboratory for Socio-Psychological Problems in the Prevention of Child Neglect and Orphanhood; G.V.Semiya, Head of the Laboratory for Management of Child Protection Social Systems, the Metropolitan Academy of Finance and Arts; S.A.Khabarkova, Head of the Republican Agency for Families and Children, the Republic of Buryatia; A.F. Shadura, Researcher at the Institute for Psychological and Pedagogical Problems in Childhood, the Russian Academy of Education; and V.N. Yarygin, Director of Lekoteka Centre for Psychological, Medical and Social Support., President, the Center for Curative Pedagogics regional charitable NGO; N.D.Vavilina, President, the New Siberian Institute; M.O.Yegorova, President, the National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; , Chief Specialist at the Medical Assistance Management Department of the Public Healthcare Directorate, Khabarovsk City Administration; N.YE. Astafieva, Head of the Education and Science Department of the Tambov Region; Ye.V. Bakhareva, Deputy Head of the Demography and Family Policy Department,
Hosting the conference were O.M. Zdravomyslova, Executive Director of the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev Foundation) and A.M. Spivak,Executive Director of theNational Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.




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