Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
April 24
11:00 AM KYIV– Milena Goryachkovska, Ukrainian Women’s Fund, Project Coordinator;
– Viktoriia Ahapova, analyst, Deputy Project Manager for Reform Index;
– Yevhenii Panchenko, Head of the Cyber Police Department;
– Anastasiya Dyakova, Founder of the educational project #stop_sexting (online);
– Myroslava Markova, VoxCheck Senior Analyst;
– Marta Martsinko, Program Coordinator at JurFem (online);
– Iryna Popika, lawyer;
– Yulia Dmytruk, lawyer, La Strada-Ukraine;

a round table discussion entitled “Safety against violence in the digital space is the way to the EU”

Topics of focus:
– How widespread is cyberviolence in Ukraine?
– How is the issue of online violence related to gender policy?
– How to record such offenses and collect data about them?
– What steps should Ukraine take to enhance internet security, considering its path towards European integration?

Why this is interesting:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people’s online presence has grown exponentially. Thus, it is at this time that the problem of digital violence has become more widespread. Children and women are the primary victims of such violence.
Ukraine wasn’t left unaffected by these processes either. According to the National Children and Youth Hot Line of the La Strada-Ukraine NGO, one third of the appeals they received were related to cyberbullying. Additionally, electronic means of communication were involved in over 18% of bullying-related court cases.
While the EU countries have begun developing institutional mechanisms for the protection of vulnerable groups of the population from online violence as well as ways to punish perpetrators, Ukraine’s legal framework, preventive measures and mechanisms for collection of information are not sufficiently developed.
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2:00 PMKYIV– Angela Stryzhevska, candidate of legal sciences, Head of the Criminal Policy and Criminal Law Department of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Law of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
– Snezhana Kush, Chief National Coordinator at UA EXPERTS NGO;
– Nadiia Stefaniv, judge of the Supreme Court at the Criminal Cassation Court;
All in person
Official presentation of the memo for law enforcement officers and judges on effective investigation and trial of cases involving conflict-related sexual violence

Topics of focus:
– Who is the Memo for?
– How will the Memo help in the work of law enforcement officers and judges during investigation and trial of cases involving conflict-related sexual violence?
– Who else can use this Memo?

For reference:
The Memo was developed by the scientific and expert community with the support of the Office of the Vice-Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna, and the UNFPA.

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11:00 AM KHARKIV Olena Loрvynova – Deputy Chief of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration
– Liubov Makhota – Director of the State Institution “Kharkiv Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”
– Briefing: “The state of immunization of the population in Kharkiv region”