Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
November 24
11:00 АMKYIV– Heorhii Kovalenko, Priest of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (online)
New OCU holiday calendar: how dates of religious holidays have changed
12:00 PMKYIV– Serhii Marchenko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine (online)
Ukraine wartime budget: the current situation, the next year’s planning and outlook

Topics of focus:
– Sources of revenue for the country’s budget in 2024;
– International financial assistance to Ukraine in 2024;
– The country’s defense funding;
– Financial situation in the country in 2024.
2:00 РMKYIV– Kateryna Levchenko, Government Commissioner for Gender Policy (in person);
– Halyna Skipalska, Executive Director of the ICF Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health, Country Director at HealthRight International Ukraine (in person);
– Maryna Lehenka, a lawyer at “La Strada-Ukraine” NGO (in person);
– Anna Dub, chief/family physician of the Polohiv Primary Health Care Clinic in Zaporizhia Oblast, head of the Brave&Safe Integrated Center for Comprehensive Support for GBV and the Consequences of War Survivors (online);
– Tetiana Franchuk, a psychologist at SafeWomenHub, an online platform that deals with cases of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) (in person);
– Psychologist at the Barnahus Child Advocacy Center, a child therapist working with minors who have experienced or witnessed violence (in person);
– A client of the HealthRight Day Services Center/Social Housing who is ready to share her own story of violence (in person);
“Gender-based violence: real stories of victims of war in Ukraine. Assistance to those affected in wartime violence”

Topics of focus:
– The urgency of the gender-based violence (GBV) problem in Ukraine during the war;
– Peculiarities of working with conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) victims;
– Specifics of working with victims of violence in the frontline areas;
– Violence against children: the current state of the issue in Ukraine and peculiarities of working with cases of violence against children.

Why is it interesting?
The event is held to build momentum ahead of the “16 Days Against Violence” annual international campaign.

This period is particularly true for Ukraine: On February 24, 2022, a full-blown war, synonymous with the concept of violence, started in our country.

Although the police recorded a drop in domestic violence reports at the beginning of the war, this does not doesn’t necessarily mean that incidents were actually down. The problem is that victims are less likely to report such cases.

11:00 AMKHARKIV– Serhii Bolvinov – deputy chief of the Main Department of the National Police in the Kharkiv region – head of the investigative department

– Briefing: “Who exactly killed the children’s writer Volodymyr Vakulenko, tortured and killed other residents of the Izyum Region”