Statement

Let’s stop far-right violence!

In 2018, the activities of far-right groups have intensified in Ukraine. In particular, on February 13 in Kharkiv, 15 aggressive people interfered with the discussion of “LGBT activism in Ukraine and the world” at the bookstore “Ye”.

The Kharkiv case was the first among many others – similar events took place in Kyiv, Uzhgorod, Vinnytsya, Maryupol, Poltava. Aggressive young people disrupt lectures, roundtables, trainings on LGBT topics, interfere with events, attack participants in peaceful gatherings.

In this regard, Amnesty International Ukraine launched a campaign on writing letters to local government asking them to provide a public assessment of the situation, and to take the necessary steps to investigate the attacks and to further secure the right of peaceful assembly.

GO WA Sphere joins the campaign and sends relevant letters to Kharkiv City Council and Kharkiv Regional Administration.

We invite you to participate in a letter writing marathon. You can do this by writing your own letter or downloading, signing and submitting proposed template.

The appeal should specify:

  • last name, first name, patronymic;
  • the residence of the citizen.
You can send a letter:

1. By mail:

  • Kharkiv City Council – 61200, Kharkiv, Constitution Square, 7, Bureau of Information,
  • Kharkiv Regional State Administration – 61000 Kharkiv, Sumska Street, 64.

2. By email:

  • KRSA: obladm@kharkivoda.gov.ua;
  • City Council: zvernennya_grom@city.kharkov.ua (or fill a convenient form on the city council website)

Statement should specify:

  • last name, first name, patronymic;
  • the residence of the citizen.

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