Campaign on the rights of woman survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection 

26 May 2016 - Social Media for Stepping Up with “La Strada” Ukraine

Ukraine_01_h600px.jpgAlongside the press release, the Facebook page of La Strada shared photos inviting the public to join the WAVE Step Up! campaign, to improve the availability and access to quality specialised support services for women survivors of violence and their children. Along with campaigning for important changes to Ukrainian law for violence against women, to adhere to Istanbul Convention standards, and to increase the amount of women’s shelters in the country.

In addition, the Step Up! Campaign was discussed at various events and meetings, including: at the Equal Opportunities Inter-Faction Union, including in their newsletter on 6 June 2016; at a conference on sexual violence during armed conflict, hosted by Child Protection Cluster; and at a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada on 31 May 2016, organized by La Strada and the Equal Opportunities Inter-Faction Union. The latter event attracted representatives from the Ministry of Social Policy and Women’s Information Consultative Center.

 La Strada“La Strada - Verkhovna Rada”