This year White Ribbon Day in Ukraine will be hosted on November 27th 2018 in America House and is supported by the US Embassy in Ukraine. Also a symbolic advocacy event the White Ribbon Day will be held in the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) on December 4th 2018.
Agenda of White Ribbon Day in America House on November 27th:
– premier of unique for Ukraine short motivation videos against domestic violence. One of them was made for Ukraine with gracious support of PTAP and participation of National Police of Ukraine as White Ribbon ambassadors. For the first time policemen are joining White Ribbon Campaign and it has extremely high significance since Ukraine just criminalized domestic violence in December 2017. Another video is a message of support from the world famous football player from Ukraine Adriy Shevchenko who recently became White Ribbon ambassador for Ukraine.
– panel discussion “Domestic violence in Ukraine nowadays. Role of international missions and global awareness campaigns against gender based violence in Ukraine”. Among invited representatives of Ukrainian Parliament: Serhiy Taruta, a Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and a Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Subcommittee on protection of historical and cultural heritage of Ukraine; Denys Sylantyev, a Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, a Member of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism; representative of Parliament Caucus “Women. Peace. Security”.
Part I: 18:30 – 19:30
Video greeting from Julie Ward – a Member of the European Parliament
Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan – Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Konrad Wojterkowski – Ambassador of White Ribbon Poland
Veronika Mudra – White Ribbon Ukraine CEO, White Ribbon USA co-founder
Weronika Marczuk – Head of International Association of Women Entrepreneurs, representative of International Women Entrepreneurship Day in Ukraine
Vira Nanivska – chairwoman of Collegium of Anna Yaroslavna East
Part II: 19:30 – 20:30
Biloshytskiy Oleksiy – deputy Chief of Patrol Police of Ukraine
Labun Andriy – prevention department of National Police of Ukraine
Ivanna Shkolnytska – Executive Director White Ribbon Ukraine
Ivanna Smachylo – Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Oleksii Bonyuk – head of Free Legal Aid system of Ministry of Justice