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Online discussion

Wednesday, 04. May 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion

Ukrainian Feminists' Responses to the Russian Invasion

Online discussion

We would like to cordially invite you to a debate "Ukrainian Feminists' Responses to the Russian Invasion" organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation Prague and the Institute of International Relations Prague. Our guests Anna Dovgopol, Oksana Potapova, Yosh, and Tamara Zlobina will discuss gendered aspects of Russia´s aggression and the many insecurities it embodies for women.


With Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine, the masculinity of war has come to the forefront of international politics, reinforcing the traditional narrative and gendered responses to the war. Ukrainian women have used their voices and agencies to actively challenge these on many fronts. In international responses to the invasion, however, the perspectives of Ukrainian feminists have been still marginalized.

This event aims to foreground the feminist voices from Ukraine and allow for exposing the gendered aspects of Russia’s aggression and the many insecurities it embodies for women. What does feminism mean for them in the reality of the Russian invasion? How is insecurity now perceived by local women and how to mitigate it? How are they trying to save lives, towns and communities? What do they need for it right now and in a long-term perspective? What does peace mean to Ukrainian women? How can the international (feminist) actors follow the lead of Ukrainian women and accentuate their voices?


Anna Dovgopol, Gender Democracy Program Coordinator, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Kyiv Office

Oksana Potapova, Feminist Researcher and Peacebuilder, Co-founder of Theatre for Dialogue

Yosh, Head of NGO Feminist Workshop

Tamara Zlobina, Philosopher, Editor in Chief of online expert resource Gender in Detail

Chair: Míla O’Sullivan, Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Prague


The seminar will take place on Zoom, where participants may actively join the debate. We will send you a link after the registration here.


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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary