Training for the participants of the Free Legal Aid Volunteer project

On February 27 and 28 special training within the framework of a Free Legal Aid Volunteer project took place in Severodonetsk.

12 activists from the Luhansk region successfully finished the path which started with online remote learning and finished with obtaining a volunteer certificate of the Free Legal Aid system.

During the training, participants got acquainted with the structure of Free Legal Aid, the implementation of volunteer activities in the field of free legal aid, their rights and responsibilities.  Participants also learned to recognize authentic emotions, their role in conflict prevention and in the process of building a healthy communication.

In particular, the following topics were discussed:

  • understanding as a basis for interaction;
  • styles of behavior in conflicts;
  • understanding of basic personal needs;
  • visible and hidden requests in communication;

With the lawyers of the Right to Protection CF, the participants solved a crossword puzzle, took part in a quiz, and solved situational problems.  This helped to understand the issues most often asked for by community residents.

The implementation of the Free Legal Aid Volunteer project began in 2020 with the Free Legal Aid System in Ukraine in cooperation with the Right to Protection CF, with the financial support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Development Program.

The project seeks to raise awareness of legal issues in communities and the ability of communities or individuals to defend their rights.  By informing the public about the Free Legal Aid system, the project also further assists the Free Secondary Legal Aid centers in carrying out their functions.

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