Defending LGBTI rights- In conversation with Vitalina Koval

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Amnesty International UK

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Join us for an in conversation with Ukrainian LGBTI Activist Vitalina Koval to hear about her brave fight to stand up for human rights

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Join us for an inspiring event and in conversation with brave LGBTI activist and Women Human Rights Defender Vitalina Koval to hear about her work and activism standing up for LGBTI & Human Rights in Ukraine.

In her hometown of Uzhgorod, western Ukraine Vitalina is coordinating the work of a community centre for LGBTI people which offers peer to peer support for LGBTI people. As an outspoken LGBTI advocate and activist Vitalina has suffered attacks and was in March 2018 attacked for speaking up for her and other’s rights at a protest held on International Women’s Day. A radical group called "Karpatska Sich" doused her with red paint while she was participating in the event causing chemical burns.

Vitalina who is part of the Amnesty Brave campaign and who was also featured in the 2018 years Write for Rights Campaign will be joined on the panel by her partner Nina who is an LGBTI and disability rights activist. During the session they will discuss LGBTI and Human Rights in Ukraine and Europe and the role the international community can play. The session will also bring in conversation on wider attack of LGBTI rights in Europe including Poland and there will be oportunity to take action in support of LGBTI Elsbieta Podlesna, LGBTI activist from Poland. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Ulrike Schmidt Amnesty International UK Country Coordinator for Central Europe .

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Human Rights Action Centre

Amnesty International UK

25 New Inn Yard

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EC2A 3EA

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