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Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Freedom of expression for LGBT, HIV, and gender equality activists in Ukraine

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During the session will be presented the survey and analytical report 'Freedom of expression online for LGBT, HIV and gender equality activists' prepared by NGO Fulcrum UA in September 2018 under suppport of Counterpart International (200 respondents, distribution by gender: women, men, non-binary people, distribution by sphere of activism: LGBT, HIV, gender equality). Also, audience will be involved in discussion about various forms of cyberbullying against activists (insults, threats, intimidaton, blocking online activity etc.), ways to deal with them, what institutions to report cases of cyberbullying and other human rights violations online, methods to prevent cyberbullying (through educational activities etc), as well as Internet security, safe and responsible online behaviour for activists. This session is for: LGBT+, HIV, gender equality activists, human rights activists in general, lawyers, administrators of online platforms, online rights researchers, representatives of NGOs and international organizations, policy makers

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Yana Tovpeko

Communications manager, NGO Fulcrum UA
Yana is an human rights activist from Ukraine, currently working as a communications manager at NGO Fulcrum UA. Yana defended the first PhD thesis in Ukraine raising the issue of discrimination against LGBT people in the legal context (2017). Former Human Rights Education intern at... Read More →


Tymur Levchuk

Founder, CEO, NGO Fulcurm UA
HR, LGBT+, SDGs expert.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm BST
Oya 2 (Laico)