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The Untold Story of Ukraine’s War: The Women of Maidan

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“Men fight wars, and women mourn them,” claims Anastasia Taylor-Lind, a documentary photographer. Tayor-Lind positions Ukrainian women on the periphery of the revolution, contributing to the complete erasure of women’s participation in Euromaidan. In reality, women played a crucial role in the revolution.

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Belarusian government: aged, illegitimate and women-free


How much do you know about Belarusian government? Indeed, there is Lukašenka, the “last dictator of Europe” and, obviously, he is the one in charge. But who are those men that stay almost invisible in the shadow of their irremovable leader? This article is about those who form the highest level of governance in Belarus today and the implications of ...

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EU’s dilemma of lashing out at LGBT abuses in global perspective

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This weekend such European cities as Amsterdam and Stockholm firmly demostrated respect for LGBT rights by hosting the yearly pride parades. 

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Sex and the Country


Summer is the traditional time to go on vacation and tourists flood the most beautiful places in the world. However, it is not only about green camping and sightseeing; summer is also the hottest time for sex tourism. The definition, proposed by the World Tourism Organization, defines  sex tourism as “trips organized from within the tourism sector, or from outside ...

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Profit over people: The issue of human trafficking in Ukraine


More than 30 thousands. Around 225 thousands. From 2 up to 4 million. 8 billions. What are those numbers? The first three are the number of people who become victims of human trafficking in Ukraine, countries of South-Eastern Europe and in the world respectively, whereas 8 billion dollars is the profit that criminals make out human trafficking and modern slavery. The ...

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PRIDE or Prejudice

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Where: Kyiv, Ukraine. When: May 25th, 2013. This is the place and the date of Kyiv Pride, the first official parade of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and their supporters in Ukraine. The same date and place were chosen by more than 30 000 radical protestors against homosexual relations to hold their meetings.

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Chaos Unfolds at LGBT Rally in Georgia


At the time of this article’s writing there is a mini-crisis unfolding on the streets of the Georgian capital. At around mid-day thousands of Orthodox activists pushed towards an LGBT rally, assaulting and disrupting the participants. The level of violence, aggression and dehumanization was striking. The whole scene was just a big mess. You just have to agree that there ...

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Gravity`s Rainbow: LGBT and its Ukrainian Enemies


Every year a huge Gay Pride festival week is organized in Amsterdam with hundreds or even thousands participants and variety of different events and activities. Such a bright picture of LGBT`s opportunities, freedom and recognition in the Netherlands goes in harsh contradiction with the Ukrainian realities. Particularly, even to conduct one-day gay parade in Ukraine is a task that needs ...

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