ExpertiseConflict Prevention and Early Warning Systems
Conflict Resolution and Peace-building
Democracy and Political Participation
Peace Negotiations and Mediation
Social Movements & Non-violent Resistance
Violence against women
Women Human Rights Defenders
Confronting Russian Aggression: The Voices of Ukrainian Women Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Feb 7, 2022
Olena Suslova (@OlenaWicc) is a human rights, gender activist and researcher with more than 20 years of experience. She has worked in Ukraine as well as countries of the former Soviet Union as a short-term expert and trainer on gender, peace culture, conflict resolution, and related themes. She founded an NGO, the Women’s Information Consultative Center, in 1995 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is the author of several books and about 50 research articles and manuals on gender issues.
Women’s Information Consultative Center counsels and supports women survivors of violence, as well as internally displaced women. They also work on peace-building and advocacy, engage in awareness raising activities with other organizations, and lobby national and international policy-makers for better legislation in Ukraine.
Since the outbreak of the war they have continued to work with activists, supported women in difficulty and constantly published current useful information on their website, such as daily schedules of evacuation trains; instructions on how to act in a crisis situation (explosion, occupation, mental health, and much more); lists of official information channels and other useful information.