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Ірина Довгань і Людмила гусейнова взяли участь в пресконференціі в Варшаві "Презентація звіту Центру Лемкіна про сексуальне насильство російських окупаційних військ над українськими жінками"

22 лютого 2024 року до другої річниці повномасштабного вторгнення по запрошенню Інстітут Пілецького, Лемкін Центр  Ірина Довгань, Людмила Гусейнова взяли участь у конференції "Презентація звіту Центру Лемкіна про сексуальне насильство російських окупаційних військ над українськими жінками". Доповідь про документування злочинів РФ, СНПК в війні Росії проти України "Тобі подобається, тобі не подобається, страждай, красуня моя"- непокарані злочини.

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Meeting of SEMA representatives with Yumiko KURASHIGE, correspondent of the Japanese newspaper YOMIURI SHIMBUN

      On January 29, 2024,there was a meeting with Yumiko KURASHIGE, a correspondent for the largest circulation newspaper in Japan, YOMIURI SHIMBUN, and there was a need to travel to Lviv. The conversation, which was originally scheduled to last three hours, took place from 10 am to 7 pm. We talked about Ukrainian women who were victims of the CRSV, about those who are still in captivity, about the inhumane conditions in which they are held there. We talked about our organization

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Conference "Ukrainians are close to Ukrainians" held in Kyiv

As part of the program to support volunteers who provide assistance in the temporarily occupied and frontline cities - Blyzki, we are holding a National Conference on the temporarily occupied territories. This event aims to bring together volunteers, public figures, journalists and activists to discuss the challenges of working with people living in the TOT. During the conference, we will raise several important topics, namely: how not to lose faith in people and Ukraine while under occup

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A training for journalists on covering sexual violence during the war was held in Dnipro.

What is SGBV? Why does the topic of sexual violence become relevant in times of war? How to talk to victims? What ethical and legal aspects should be taken into account and why journalists need to take care of their own mental health? Тhe topic of covering conflict-related sexual violence is very painful, difficult and, unfortunately, relevant. And CRSV is not just about rape. The training participants are helped to understand this by Liudmyla Huseinova, human rights activist, cit

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Iryna Dovhan visited Geneva to participate in a meeting of the Global Survivors Fund Board.

On December 18, 2023, Iryna Dovhan visited Geneva to participate in a meeting of the Global Survivors Fund Board. The meeting discussed the promotion of the law on reparations in Ukraine. They dream that the Ukrainian authorities will finally make progress in this regard.    The presented slides contain information about interim reparations already received by 3000 victims from the following countries: Congo, Iraq, Turkey (refugees from Syria), and Guinea. In the

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The StopCor press center in Kyiv hosted a training on "Interviews with survivors of sexual violence...".

On December 7, a training on "Interviews with victims of sexual violence. How not to violate the law", which lasted almost 6 hours. Speeches and training for journalists were given by respected speakers such as: Lina Kushch, member of the Commission on Journalistic Ethics, first secretary of the NUJU; practicing sexologist Nadiia Aleksina; human rights activist, citizen journalist, communications director of the NGO "SEMA Ukraine" Liudmyla Huseinova; Anatoliy D

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On December, 15 SEMA Ukraine held the event "CHRISTMAS MEETINGS"

     On December, 15 an event called "CHRISTMAS MEETINGS" took place at VDNH that was organized by the NGO "SEMA Ukraine" with the support of the Dr.Mukwege Foundation.       In a warm and friendly atmosphere, we met with partner organizations, the ones that support our activities, and plan to implement future joint projects to provide comprehensive assistance to survivors of CRSV. http://surl.li/ojgaz   &

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On 11.12.2023, Liudmyla Huseinova took part in the conference "The Principle of Respect for Human Dignity..." at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

On 11.12.2023, Liudmyla Huseinova took part in the conference "The Principle of Respect for Human Dignity in the Context of armed aggression." at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In a friendly and emotional atmosphere, Кафthe Department of Constitutional Law of Kyiv National University held a conference on human dignity. In times of war, the discussion of dignity is painful - it was dignity that became the first casualty of the war, and the dignity of Ukrainian

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Liudmyla Huseinova, human rights activist, activist of SEMA Ukraine, took part in the 12th Civil Society Development Forum organized by Isar Ednannia.

On 5.12.2023, the 12th Civil Society Development Forum organized by Isar Ednannia was held in Kyiv at the Art Arsenal Center. "What will give us strength?". The theme of the parable of the same name by Lesya Ukrainka became the name of this forum. More than 3 thousand participants, 16 locations, about 150 speakers, including public figures, government officials, representatives of international and national NGOs, charitable foundations, and volunteer associations gathered to thin

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Alisa Kovalenko met with the international organization "Lawyers Without Borders (Lawyers Without Borders Canada)".

Important news in the field of human rights protection regarding SNPK (conflict-related sexual violence) and GBV (gender-based violence) in Ukraine. At the beginning of this week, the international organization Lawyers Without Borders came to Kyiv with a mission (Lawyers Without Borders Canada). At this meeting, Alisa Kovalenko was authorized to represent our organization of women survivors of CRSV - Sema Ukraine and talk about our work together with Iryna Dovhan and many other women since

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Participation of women from SEMA Ukraine in the International Conference on SGBV on November 24-25 in Leshno, Poland.

  On November 24, 8 representatives of the NGO "SEMA UKRAINE": Iryna Dovgan, Liudmyla Huseinova, Olena Lazareva, Halyna Tyshchenko, Yuliia Dvornichenko, Olena Apchel, Tetiana Vasylenko, Daria Zymenko, arrived in Leshno to participate in the International Conference: "Providing Holistic Care for the Survivors of Sexual Violence and Torture." Polish and French non-governmental organizations supporting Ukrainian survivors of SGBV invited them to participat

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Musician Sonia Wieder-Atherton expresses her feelings of warmth and faith in the courage of the organization's women

Thanks to a good friend of our organization, Joanna Lasserre, we received greetings and words of support from the incredible composer and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton. "With this music, I want to make you feel how much we send you strength and warmth, believe in your courage and think about you." "It's hard to speak without seeing your faces, but I'm thinking of you ..... je vous embrasse http://surl.li/nsars  

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Alisa Kovalenko's documentary "Traces" will be released soon in 2024

"Traces, a psychological multi-portrait by Alisa Kovalenko, tells the stories of the painful experiences of 6 women who survived sexual violence and torture during Russia's aggression in Ukraine. The film offers an in-depth and unflinching exploration of the lives of survivors who are now members of SEMA Ukraine, a network of survivors of CRSV. They are fighting for justice and recognition of the crimes committed against them. Their stories of courage, resilience and unwavering d

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Training on the topic “FIRST PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE"

Women of the NGO "SEMA Ukraine" attended a five-day training on the topic  “FIRST PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE", TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH IN IDENTIFYING CASES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF WAR-RELATED VIOLENCE, INCLUDING GENDER-BASED/SEXUAL VIOLENCE”  and received certificates!  During five days 20 participants from different corners of the country : mastered the rules of first psychological assistance; learned to work

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Presentation of the documentary "Occupied"

The presentation of the work in progress (20 minutes screening) of the documentary film Occupied, produced by Arts&Rights and Real Pictures Producers: Regina Maryanovska-Davidzon Oksana Ivantsiv Olekso Gladushevsky. The film tells the story of women who have experienced sexual violence during the occupation and are on the path to regaining their dignity and justice. The film consists of the stories of women who experienced sexual violence during various wars in Europe over the past 100 yea

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Representative of SEMA Ukraine draws attention to civilian women in captivity at a press conference in Ukrinform

On 9.11.2023, Ukrinform hosted an event with the participation of the NUJU, the Patriot Group, and SEMA Ukraine. They talked about prisoners of war. Liudmyla Huseinova drew attention to civilian women in captivity.​ The following issues were discussed at the press conference: Combining efforts to better inform Ukrainians and the international community about the problems of accounting for and searching for missing persons under special circumstances, as well as about the activities

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The NGO SEMA Ukraine, together with the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, held a competition for students of the Verkhniotoretsk educational complex "Ukraine of the Future".

 The NGO SEMA Ukraine, together with the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, held a competition for students of the Verkhniotoretsk educational complex "Ukraine of the Future".   Participants' age : from 1 to 10 grade Participants submitted creative works in the following genres: 1. Author's text (essay-portrait, essay, story) 2. Video story 3. Drawing          All works reflected how children see our Uk

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Action in support of civilian prisoners

On October 17, on the anniversary of the Women's Exchange, an action dedicated to Ukrainian women political prisoners who are still being held and suffering in detention centers in the territory of the so called United Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and russia, was held on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. The event was attended by relatives and friends of those who were captured or disappeared. The open mic format gave everyone the opportunity to tell their story. Being in torture chambers, b

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Opening of a memorial to raped and murdered women in Guinea

It was an incredible day of remembrance and celebration in Guinea. The center for victims of sexual violence during the massacre opened its doors on September 28. On the 14th anniversary of the massacre, survivors came together, OGDH and ONG AVIPA to share their pride in the space they have created together and to reiterate their demands for reparations. They look forward to welcoming all survivors of sexual violence in Guinea to the center. It will be a space where survivors can work toge

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MIHR (Media Initiatibe for Human Rights)and victims of Russian war crimes testify in Warsaw

    On September 18, 2023, Iryna Dovhan, Head of the NGO SEMA Ukraine, took part in a conference dedicated to the testimonies of victims of Russian war crimes. The event was held at the Pilecki Institute on the initiative of the Rafał Lemkin Center for Documentation of Russian Crimes in Ukraine in Warsaw.    They discussed war crimes committed during the Russian armed aggression. In particular, the detention of civilian hostages.      Russia denies

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Iryna Dovhan, Head of SEMA Ukraine, took part in the International Congress "Rethinking Ukraine and Europe: New Challenges for Historians".

On September 15-17, 2023, Vilnius University hosted the International Congress "Rethinking Ukraine and Europe: New Challenges for Historians", organized by a number of international academic institutions, which was attended by more than 150 scholars from different countries, including a large number of Ukrainian historians. The participants of the congress had the opportunity to learn about grant programs and meet representatives of foundations that fund international

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Participation of SEMA Ukraine's representative in the meeting of the "Interagency Working Group on Combating CRSV, ... "

   On September 14, SEMA Ukraine's Communications Director Liudmyla Huseinova took part in a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on CRSV.      A retrospective of the year since the signing of the Action Plan for the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Cooperation on Preventing and Combating Conflict-Related Sexual Violence was the subject of a major meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Combating Sexual Violence Related to Russia's Armed Aggr

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Regional workshop on creating a referral system for victims of CRSV.

On September 12-13, representatives of the NGO "SEMA Ukraine" Iryna Dovhan and Liudmyla Huseinova took part in the Regional Workshop on the creation of a referral system for victims of CRSV organized by the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation.  We hope this will improve service delivery.  Very useful knowledge and contacts that expand the possibilities of receiving comprehensive assistance for our women. Day one   Day two - continuation of participation in

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SEMA Ukraine members, with the support of the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation, gathered for a strategic retreat at the picturesque Trypillian Sun Hotel Complex.

Members of CEMA Ukraine, with the support of the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation, gathered for a strategic retreat at the picturesque Trypillian Sun Hotel near Kyiv. The event took place on September 8-10-11, 2023. Facilitators: Apolline Pierson (Mukwege Foundation), supported by the Ukrainian team of the Foundation Mariia Yefimchuk. The event program includes: Summarizing the achievements of SEMA Ukraine in 2023. Presentation of the overall program of the Mukwege Foundation in Ukrain

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Iryna Dovhan, Head of the NGO "SEMA Ukraine", took part in a meeting with the Syrian delegation at the Center for Civil Liberties.

Iryna Dovhan, Head of the NGO "SEMA Ukraine", took part in a meeting with the Syrian delegation at the Center for Civil Liberties. "At the meeting with the Syrian delegation, there were Syrian human rights activists who told us about the prisoners of the Assad regime and that they have a program where they exhibit portraits and stories of these prisoners in different countries. - " Liudmyla Huseinova and I agreed to give Syrian human rights activists information and photo

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Participation in the NUJU seminar on documenting the CRSV

 The School of War Crimes Documentation for Journalists is being implemented as part of the USAID Ukraine - USAID Ukraine Human Rights in Action Program. Liudmyla Huseinova, Communications Director at SEMA Ukraine, told journalists how to write about conflict-related sexual violence during a workshop on documenting war crimes. "In any case, we should not call these people victims. Because a victim is someone who has been trampled on, but these people continue to move forward,&quo

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OUR WOMEN MET WITH STYLISTS

On the eve of Ukraine's Independence Day, sisters Inna and Svitlana Kapranova, founders of the women's clothing brand dVVi kapranova&kapranova, held a charity girls' photoshoot. They invited women from the NGO Sema Ukraine, who have a bitter experience of captivity and occupation, have experienced a lot of grief and despite everything, survived and continue to live and help others, to their Space 28.  In a wonderful warm and creative atmosphere, the designers pic

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Partnership project

NEW PROJECT We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Higher School of Public Administration of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Bar Association YurFem and SEMA Ukraine in a new project. Launched last week, the project aims to train civil servants and local government officials with interdisciplinary knowledge of CR prevention and response The first Training of Trainers took place on August 15-18 as part of the Summer School of Trainers. It was attended by 25 participants from several gove

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Round table on the implementation of holistic care for victims of CRSV in Ukraine

July 25, 10:30 - round table discussion took place on the topic: "One year of work of the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation on the implementation of the holistic model of assistance to victims of CRSV in Ukraine: main achievements, challenges, plans for the next year". Оrganizers: Dr Denis Mukwege Foundation in partnership with the Office of the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy and the Office of the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. Invi

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Informational-charity event "Let's go, Sisters!"

22 July 2023 Finally, today the informational and charity event "Let's go, Sisters!" took place. This project is a fundraiser for medical and social support for women who have experienced sexual violence, related to the war, captivity, humiliation, torture, moral and physical abuse. Before the opening, a charity exhibition was held - a fair of patriotic handmade products.      Paintings by honored artists of Ukraine, works by children of veterans and volun

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"Acting for survivors" event

On June 16, 2023, in Kyiv, representatives of the NGO SEMA Ukraine took part in the event    "Acting for survivors", organized on the occasion of the International Day Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, which is observed annually on June 19 at the initiative of the UN General Assembly.      The event was attended by First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, who emphasized: "Survivors of sexual violence need safety, respect and justice." More inform

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Round table in the capital's press center of the NUJU

On 30.05.2023, a roundtable discussion on the problems of women victims of sexual violence related to the Russian-Ukrainian war was held at the press center of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine with the participation of the NGO SEMA Ukraine. Organizers of the event - the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine and NGО «SEMA Ukraine» and network of Centers of Journalists' Solidarity. The event, which took place at the NUJU press center, was attended by public figure

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Nadia Murad Basi Taha's visit to Ukraine

Yesterday, a very important visit  for our country took place. Nadia Murad Bassi Taha is an Iraqi human rights activist of Yazidi origin, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, the Andriy Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought together with Lamia Aji Bashar, and the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  We are proud to have been invited to this meeting, grateful for Nadia's personal attention to our NGO "SEMA Ukr

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«Respect. Help. Justice» event

Liudmyla Huseinova with Olena Lazareva at the event "Respect. Help. Justice" event. Representatives of the prosecutor's office, police, SSU, and other government agencies are present, and we are discussing assistance to the victims of CRSV. Proposals from SEMA Ukraine are accepted, discussed, and hopefully will be included in relevant resolutions and legislative acts in the future. 5 May 2023 

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Representatives of SEMA Ukraine as part of the Ukrainian delegation in Geneva

  On April 24 - 28, 2023 the Ukrainian delegation visited Geneva (Switzerland) on the topic  "Reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV)".     The Global Survivors Fund is an organization that works to ensure access to reparations  for survivors of sexual violence.  Last October, GSF signed an agreement with the  the Government of Ukraine to support the development of an urgent temporary compensation program  f

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Discussion of the draft law on victims of the CRSV

Representatives of «SEMA Ukraine» Iryna Dovhan and Liudmyla Huseinova took part in the discussion of the results and developments of the draft law on victims of the CRSV, including the provision of reparations to victims, which took place on April 22-29 in Geneva, Switzerland.     Among those present were:        Olena Sotnyk, Advisor to the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Co-Chair of the Reparati

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Participation of SEMA Ukraine in the meeting of journalists with the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Matsuda Kuninori

6.04.2023      Iryna Dovgan and Liudmyla Huseinova participated in a meeting of journalists with the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Matsuda Kuninori, which took place at the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).             In his speech, the Ambassador said:             "The Japanese government supports Ukraine, provides all possible assistance, including weapons. For the first time in history, Japa

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Participation of SEMA Ukraine representatives in the annual 67th session of the UN Commission on Gender Equality

On March, 8, 2023 the annual 67th session of the UN Commission on Gender Equality, dedicated to the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of technology and innovation, was held in New York at UN Headquarters. The session was attended by representatives of SEMA Ukraine  Iryna Dovhan and Liudmyla Huseinova.    Here is what Olha Herasymiuk, Head of the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting, wrote on Facebook: "My special admiration g

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NGO SEMA UKRAINE, with the support of UN Women, participated in a meeting of UN agencies with partner civil society organizations.

On March, 4 2023 in Lviv, two members of the NGO "SEMA UKRAINE", with the assistance of UN Women, took part in a  a meeting of UN agencies with partner civil society organizations. The conference was attended by Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General   on Sexual Violence in Conflict (CRSV). The morning session was attended by service providers for victims - NGOs:  "La Strada, Yurfem, Successful Woman, Women's Pe

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NGO "SEMA Ukraine" has passed legal registration

With the assistance of the EUCCI, the NGO "SEMA Ukraine" has passed legal registration        "SEMA Ukraine received the official status of a non-governmental organization. Specialists from the Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civil Initiatives helped the newly created NGO prepare for legal registration. SEMA Ukraine united women who survived sexual and gender-based violence during the Russian-Ukrainian war. The activists set out to protect the rights of

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Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civil Initiatives helped SEMA Ukraine to establish its own NGO

Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civil Initiatives helped SEMA Ukraine to establish its own NGO A regular meeting of a group of women who suffered from sexual violence during the war took place on January 15-16 in the Carpathians. This time, the survivors decided to formalize their civic activism and establish the organization SEMA Ukraine. The women participated in the meeting both offline and online (including those who had evacuated abroad for the duration of the hostilities).  At

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At the presentation of the National Human Rights Award "For Personal Contribution to the Protection of Human Rights in Ukraine in 2021" to Liudmyla Huseinova

At the presentation of the National Human Rights Award "For Personal Contribution to the Protection of Human Rights in Ukraine in 2021" to Liudmyla Huseinova, who spent three years in the torture chambers of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" and is finally free. The award ceremony took place at the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.   http://surl.li/gaeir

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