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Ukraine: Protect Vitalina Koval, attacked for her LGBTI rights activism


Vitalina Koval has always wanted to make a positive difference. She uses her incredible energy to support local LGBTI people in her home city, Uzhgorod. But she and other activists have been violently attacked by far-right groups, just for speaking out against hate.

Vitalina organized a peaceful demonstration to mark International Women’s Day and a group shouted insults and hurled red paint at the participants; Vitalina received chemical burns to her eyes. Her attackers were detained briefly but released. 

Take Action: Send a message telling Ukraine’s Minister of the Interior to publicly recognize the vital role of Vitalina and other activists, and protect them from attacks by far-right groups.

Minister of Interior
Government of Ukraine