ABOUT THE PROJECT
The goal of the Monitoring Project is to scrutinize the activity of far-right groups in Ukraine and explore the causes and possible consequences of such activity. The Project collects and systematizes data on street confrontations and violence caused by far-right groups, organizations, parties, and citizens. Hate crimes are included.
The end goal of the Project is to develop a database of far-right violence and confrontations in Ukraine and release corresponding reports annually.
Monitoring has been conducted on the territories controlled by Ukraine.
The methodology of the Project was adapted from Ukrainian Protest and Coercion Data Project.
The main method of collecting data is daily monitoring of news on national, macro-regional, local, and activist websites and social networks.
Beyond question, the results obtained through the monitoring reflect only the part of the far-right street violence that is covered in the monitoring sources. Nonetheless, the data is collected systematically and therefore allows to:
- assess the scale of the problem;
- track patterns in far-right activity;
- monitor the dynamics of far-right confrontational and violent street activity;
- identify the key actors among the organized far-rights;
- comprehend what kind of social groups have been most commonly victimized by far-right street violence.
is an ideologically and politically motivated activity of far-right organizations, groups, or individuals, who share far-right views, aiming to put pressure and physically prevent the opponents’ activities from happening. Among others, confrontational acts include blockage and interrupting an event or a street demonstration (without resort to physical violence).
is an ideologically and politically motivated activity of far-right organizations, groups, or individuals, who share far-right views, that includes actions aiming to directly cause injury or damage property. We distinguish the violence against people (attacks, beatings, fights, gunfire, murder, etc.) and violence targeted at property (arson, property destruction, vandalism, etc.).
political parties, groups, or persons whose convictions imply the possibility of violence to preserve or strengthen discrimination based upon gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.
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