03/16/2018

Urgent Action: Police Must Protect Women’s Rights Activists (Ukraine: UA 57.18)


Across Ukraine, marches marking International Women’s Day, on 8 March, were marred by violence against peaceful demonstrators. Far-right groups physically attacked and have threatened with further violence women’s rights activists taking part in the event. The local police say that they are unable to offer protection from far-right groups.

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Across Ukraine, marches marking International Women’s Day, on 8 March, were marred by violence against peaceful demonstrators. Far-right groups physically attacked and have threatened with further violence women’s rights activists taking part in the event. The local police say that they are unable to offer protection from far-right groups.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Expressing deep concern regarding the threats and violence that marred International Women’s Day marches across the country and urging the authorities to conduct a prompt, effective and impartial investigation into all attacks perpetrated against activists, and ensure those responsible are held to account;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure a safe and enabling environment for activists in Uzhgorod to exercise their right to freedom of assembly and expression by issuing effective protection measures to safeguard activists, particularly women’s rights and LGBTIQ activists, from further attack or intimidation.

Contact these two officials by 27 April 2018: 

Head of Zakarpattya Region Police
Roman Stefanyshyn
Vul. F. Rakotsi, 13
Uzhgorod wil, Zakarpatska oblast,
Ukraine, 88000
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. Stefanyshyn

Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M St NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 349 2963 I Fax: 1 202 333 0817
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @UKRintheUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 57.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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