Vitalina Koval / Ukraine
VIOLENTLY ATTACKED FOR SUPPORTING LGBTI RIGHTS
Vitalina Koval works hard to support local LGBTI people in her home city, Uzhgorod. But she was violently attacked after organising a peaceful protest on International Women’s Day 2018. Her attackers were released within hours. There’s still been no effective investigation, and the assault is just part of a wider surge in intimidation by far-right groups in Ukraine. Vitalina and human rights defenders won’t give into fear, so let’s stand with them.
Take Action: Urge Ukraine’s Minister of the Interior to protect Vitalina and investigate the attacks against her and others
2) Write a short solidarity letter to Vitalina (case sheet)
3) Sign the online petition for Vitalina
4) Sign the online petition (once) for all 11 cases