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The movie "Occupied" is being filmed in Ukraine. Interview with Liudmyla Huseinova in the media by News of Pryazovia

"You stand naked with a bag on your head, and they touch you". Violence in the occupation | News of Pryazovia 13 Jan. 2024 . #radiosvoboda #news #оccupation In Ukraine, a documentary called Occupied is being made about sexual crimes during the war. The authors decided to reveal the topic through the stories of three women who experienced violence in occupation during three different wars: Russia's current war against Ukraine, the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and

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ProUkraine: Help release civilian prisoners!" - Liudmyla Huseinova to the countries of the world.

13.12.2023     in the media space   ProUkrainu:  Media published an interview with Liudmyla Huseinova "Help release civilian prisoners! - Liudmyla Huseinova  to the countries of the world". #prisonersofwar #warinukraine2023 Liudmyla Huseinova spent more than three years in Russian captivity: she survived torture in the infamous "Izoliatsiia" and years of detention in the Donetsk detention center. Today, Liudmyla is engaged

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The documentary Separated is the story of Yuliia Dvornichenko, a mother of two who was held in captivity for 18 months.

  The documentary Separated is the story of Yuliia Dvornichenko, a mother of two who was held in captivity for 18 months.      "Sometimes I cannot express all my thoughts in Ukrainian YET but I am trying!  Unfortunately, a whole generation of children indoctrinated by Russian propaganda is growing up in the occupied territories. And this is the reality we will face sooner or later! And we must be ready for it!" - Yuliia Dvornichenko.  

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SESTRY's way home. An article about the story of Ukrainian filmmaker and volunteer Olena Apchel

On 18.12.2023, an article by journalist Natalia Zhukovska was published on the SESTRY website website published an article by journalist Natalia Zhukovska about the story of Ukrainian filmmaker and volunteer Olena Apchel.  "The war changed me. I became more sensitive to injustices. Thanks to the war, I fell in love with my home, my steppe, and I am going through my personal decolonization, de-Russification and de-imperialization," says Olena. http://surl.li/oodwk

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11.12.2023 the documentary "War in Ukraine: Kherson's resisters" of the CBN company was broadcast by "60 minutes" television

When Russia occupied Ukrainian city Kherson, civilians there organized resistance. More than a year later, they are still defending their country. «60 minutes» — in the most successful television show in the history. Offering impressive investigative reporting, interviews, story segments and people's profiles in the news, the broadcast started in 1968 and is still a hit, over 50 later, regularly ranking in the top 10 according to Nielsen. "War in Ukrain

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Return civilian prisoners from russia and the occupied territories: support action on Indepedence Square

On October, 17, 2023 an action was held in support of civilian prisoners. Relatives of those who were captured by the russians from various temporarily occupied cities and villages of Ukraine gathered on Independence Square in Kyiv. The event was organized by women who themselves went through pro-Russian torture camps in Donetsk. They say that it is unknown how many Ukrainian civilians the occupiers keep in their prisons. However, they are certain that this number definitely has three

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Voices of Women. What Ukrainian women go through in russian captivity

Liudmyla Huseinova, Maryana Mamonova and Viktoria Andrusha are three Ukrainian women of different ages, different professions, and from different regions. But all of them were in Russian captivity: in "Isolation", SIZO (pre-trial detention centre), colony in Olenivka.   During the Book Arsenal, women talked about their experiences and how to treat people who survived captivity and reintegrate them into society.   Liudmyla Huseinova: "Don't call us victims

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Publication in the Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique

On September 27, 2023, the Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique, which is read by people from the European Commission and the Parliament, published an article about our women who agreed to testify and tell their stories to journalists.       "There will never be enough words to describe what you have been through, but I hope this helps. Thank you so much for your time and courage, for your work, you are so brave and strong, I do admire you all," - Belgian j

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Media Initiative and Human Rights and victims of war crimes of Russia testify in Warsaw.

On September, 18 at the Piletskyi Institute on the initiative of the Centre of Documenting of russian crimes in Ukraine named after Rafal Lemkin in Warsaw, there were talks about war crimes, committed during the armed aggression of the russian federation. In particular, about the detention of civilian hostages.  Russian Federation started this practice not in 2022 році but back in 2014, occupying Crimea and seizing the part of Luhansk and Donetsk regions. This was talked about by a

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ASSITANCE TO WOMEN WHO SUFFERED FROM RAPES IN WAR www.unaweza.org

  When we talk about weapons used in wars, we most often think of guns, tanks, and missiles, but since ancient times, one of the most powerful weapons against humanity has been sexual violence, which accompanies armed conflicts around the world. The broadcast of the program "Woman at the Edge of the World" from Ukraine begins fundraising for the SEMA organization and women who suffered sexual violence during the war. http://surl.li/lewam

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The stories of women who suffered from violence in occupation will be included in Alisa Kovalenko's new film

The stories of women who suffered from violence in the occupation will be included in a new Alisa Kovalenko's film  03.09.2023 02:08   Director Alisa Kovalenko is working on filming a documentary, which will include stories of women who went through violence in the occupiers' captivity.  The director told about this in an interview with Ukrinform interview with Ukrinform. http://surl.li/kymwe "It's going to be a documentary,

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Sexual violence in the occupied territories is an element of terrorism and suppresion of resistance. How to punish perpetrators?

Sexual violence in the occupied territories is an element of terrorism and suppression of resistance. How to punish perpetrators?  UKRINFORM, 14.08.2023. The victims demand punishment for Russian war criminals but they also require help and support from the society           The fate of Ukrainian women, men, and children who suffered sexual violence from the Russian invaders is an image of hell on earth. Every such case is a war crime th

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Statement regarding the material of the Russian service Radio Liberty covering the war in Ukraine

Statement regarding the material of the Russian service Radio Liberty covering the war in Ukraine.    On August, 11, 2023 on the website of the Sever.Realii project of the Russian service Radio Svobody/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published material of Russian journalist Iryna Novak   «He who betrayed his family –he will betray his homeland». Russian soldiers cheat on their wives at the front». The material te

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In Kyiv, women who suffered sexial violence, shared why many of them do not want to talk about it

In Kyiv, women who suffered sexual violence shared why many of them do not want to talk about it  A round table was held in the press center of the National Union of the Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) on problems of women victims of sexual violence related to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. In particular, they discussed ethical principles and "white spots" in media coverage of this topic. The event was attended by representatives of the NGO "SEMA Ukrai

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Prisoners in a concrete "pit", without normal food, but with psychological torture: a former prisoner shared how the occupiers keep Ukrainians in prisons

Prisoners in a concrete "pit", without normal food, but with psychological tortures: a former detainee shared how occupiers keep Ukrainians in prisons Having been set free, a volunteer Liudmyla Huseinova started helping facilitate the release of all civilian prisoners of Russia. While Ukraine provides the Russian prisoners of war with the most comfortable conditions of detention in the camps, the aggressor country continues to abuse our military and civilians who hav

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Leading UN agencies and civil society organizations discussed how to jointly overcome the consequences of sexual violence related to the war in Ukraine

      Leading UN agencies and civil society organizations discussed how to jointly overcome the consequences of sexual violence, related to the war in Ukraine.  Leading UN agencies: UNFPA, UN Population Fund, UN Women, OHCHR, UNODC, women's human rights organizations, and service providers for victims of conflict-related sexual violence, held a discussion in Lviv.    During the meeting, they discussed progress, challenges, and prospec

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EUCCI helped SEMA Ukraine to establish their own NGO

EUCCI helped SEMA Ukraine to establish their own NGO  Another meeting of a group of women who suffered sexual violence during the war took place on 15 - 16 January in the Carpathians. This time, the women-survivors decided to formalize their ...   Another meeting of a group of women who suffered sexual violence during the war took place on 15 - 16 January in the Carpathians. This time, the women-survivors decided to formalize their public activism an

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THE WAR CRIME OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE

THE WAR CRIME OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE  13 DECEMBER 2022 Sexual violence is a disturbing result of war and genocide because of its use as a form of torture and ethnic cleansing. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, sexual violence against Ukrainian citizens has increased dramatically. The nature of sexual violence committed by the Russian military justifies its status as a war crime. Sexual violence in Ukraine   Sexual violence during the war is systematic. Russian

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Discussion in London: Sexual violence as a weapon in Russia's war against Ukraine

Discussion in London: Sexual violence as a weapon in Russia's war against Ukraine  24 November 2022 Discussion on the use of sexual violence in Russia's war against Ukraine and what needs to be done to bring the perpetrators to justice is jointly organized by the Ukrainian Insitute in London, Birkbeck, London University, SEMA Ukraine, International Council of Polish Women, and Cambridge Families for Ukraine.  

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There is life even after captivity!

There is life even after captivity! 18.11.2022 What is it like to come back to life after a long captivity? What does a woman feel after three years of detention in a cramped, smelly and sunless cell next to murderers, drug addicts, swindlers, and thieves? How can we now learn to move more than seven paces, because our movement in prison was limited to only seven paces forward, the same seven backwards and half an hour a day? And how to force your still shriveled and poisoned lungs t

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In the Netherlands, Ukrainian women who suffered as a result of Russian aggression in 2014 called on the world to help Ukraine and prevent new victims.

In the Netherlands, Ukrainian women who suffered as a result of Russian aggression in 2014, called on the world to help Ukraine and to prevent new victims.      This was reported by the correspondent of Ukrinform in the Hague.  "Now we cannot fully grasp the scale of this tragedy, because many territories are still under the control of Russia, but in the territories that the Ukrainian army is deliberating, the situation is really terrible

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Among strangers and among their own

Leonid LOHVYNENKO.     In the suffocating cell of the Luhansk pre-trial detention center with a rusty table and chairs welded to the floor, and later, when she, convicted of espionage against the so-called LPR, would be taken by guards in black masks to be exchanged as a prisoner, Anastasia Volodymyrivna remembered the incident on the bus that changed her life dramatically. This happened in 2015, when the war was still raging. Sad journey  THEN pensioner Anastasia Volodym

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Ukrainian patriot freed by militants of DPR: "I was shot twice"

Ukrainian patriot freed by the militants of DPR: "I was shot twice"        I do not guarantee that Olha will agree to tell journalists about what she experienced as a prisoner of terrorists, but you can ask her about it, Roman Omelchenko, an activist of the Chernihiv Auto-Maidan, told me. We met him and his friend Maksym Konashevich in one of the cafes in the center of Chernihiv — Olha is in the monastery, which at our request gave her temporary

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