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recorded conversation 22 September, 19:00

Why do LGBTIQ people not feel safe in Ukraine?

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In the first half of 2021, 53 cases of attacks on activists were recorded in Ukraine. According to the results of the ZMINA monitoring, LGBT activism became one of the most risky activities for the first time. Each of us can realize they are different and come out at any moment in life. At the same time, we have the right to feel safe regardless of the characteristic that makes us different. The Ukrainian reality, unfortunately, does not provide that. In particular, the increased activity of groups promoting hate and violence is taking on the features of a targeted intimidation campaign against members of LGBTIQ communities. Investigations into these and other hate crimes are not always effective. During the discussion, we will talk about the efforts which the government and the civil society must make in order to create a safe environment for everyone.

The discussion is organized for the occasion of the screening of Things We Dare Not Do, the film that won the Special Mention in the RIGHTS NOW! category at the 18th Docudays UA. The film screening and discussion are part of the 18th Travelling Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. This year, you can watch the online part of the festival on the DOCUSPACE platform.

Participants

Tania Kasian

moderator of the discussion, journalist, communications manager for the Fulcrum UA NGO

Tymur Levchuk

human rights advocate, executive director of the Fulcrum UA NGO

Anastasia Eva Domani

transgender woman, executive director of the Cohort NGO

18 Travelling Docudays UA

The 18 Docudays UA is travelling the country! See the five winning films from the new Travelling Festival programme on DOCUSPACE.