“When it comes to safety, you should always think creatively.”
On June 2-3, the second workshop on the physical safety of public activists during the war was held, where safety experts Oleksandra Delemenchuk and Ahit Mirzoiev shared their practical advice.
The issue of safety is currently very important for Ukraine, so the second workshop gathered even more public activists and human rights activists than the first one. The training was attended by 35 activists from all over Ukraine – among them there were those who left and who are now in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
In particular, the workshop answered the following questions:
- How can you correctly assess the risks that an activist or his/her organization may face?
- What should you do during evacuation to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine?
- How to avoid falling a victim to information manipulation?
- How should activists in the occupied territories act?
Traditionally, after the workshop, all participants have the opportunity to receive additional consultations from the trainers. We are sure that the two-day workshop provided a lot of useful information for our activists on how to protect themselves and their organizations, and thus made our civil society a little stronger in the context of war.
The training was organized by the Initiative Center to Support Social Action “Ednannia”, the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM) and Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) with the sincere support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the project “Illuminating New Solutions and Programmatic Innovations for Resilient Spaces (INSPIRES)” implemented by ICNL with the sincere support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity, which is implemented by the Consortium of the Initiative Center to Support Social Action “Ednannia”, Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM).