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Vitalina Koval
violently attacked for supporting LGBTI rights

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Write a Letter. Change a Life.

Use the form below to send a letter to Ukraine's Minister of Interior to ask him to protect Vitalina and other activists who defend women's and LGBTI rights.


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Vitalina Koval defends LGBTI rights in Ukraine.

She works hard to support local LGBTI people and women in her home city, Uzhgorod. She was violently attacked after organizing a peaceful protest on International Women's Day in 2018. She received chemical burns to her eyes after six members of a hate group shouted verbal abuse and threw red paint on her and other protestors. Her attackers were released within hours and continued to threaten Vitalina and others. 

The assault against Vitalina is just part of a wider surge in intimidation by far-right groups in Ukraine towards people who speak out against hate.

Tell Ukraine to protect activists defending women's and LGBTI rights. 

Ask Ukraine to protect Vitalina from harassment and violence

Will you join us to Write for Rights on December 10?

Join human rights supporters around the world for "Write for Rights". We will write letters, mobilize online and in the streets for Vitalina and 9 other prominent human rights defenders at Amnesty International's global event on December 10, International Human Rights Day.



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