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Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO

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An exciting trip took place from 23-25 ​​September in Poltava with the wives, mothers, and children of ATO soldiers. During the two-day trip, the participants visited the National Museum and the Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne and saw the historic part of Poltava. Women and children also attended the School of Pottery, where they held different master classes, psychological interviews, and a joint photo session. One of the most interesting excursions was a representation of a traditional wedding in Dykantsi, displaying the authentic folk traditions of our country. During the trip, the women were able to communicate with one…
Most women experiencing domestic violence prefer to avoid publicity. Impunity becomes the cause of new crimes. At the same time, more than a third of Ukrainian women (38.5%) in case of discrimination, sexual harassment or domestic violence prefer to solve the problem on their own. They feel shame, fear, and despair. Women cannot cope themselves... And namely we, the society, must help them! The NGO "Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO" took part in the TV project “Indefatigable spirit”.
On September 8, a meeting was held on issues of further planning to investigate the Ilovaisk tragedy and transfer the case to court. There were several representatives from Poltava, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, and Kyiv. We resolved many important issues, made conclusions, and approved the strategy for the near future.   
Mothers, wives, and comrades of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the battle for Ilovaysk picketed the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, demanding Anatolii Matios, the Chief Military Prosecutor, to resign and submit the Ilovaisk case to court. Women demanded a personal meeting with Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General, the resignation of the military prosecutor, the disclosure of classified investigation materials and bringing people to court whose orders caused the Ukrainian forces to happen into the encirclement in Ilovaysk. Besides, the women participating in the picket initiated collecting signatures for the resignation of Mr. Matios, the Chief Military Prosecutor. They also stick…
On August 28, 2016, our organization held an event called "Ilovaysk. Truth or Punishment."   The event had two aims. First, as we mentioned, it commemorated all our dead soldiers. We honored their memory with a minute of silence and prayers and released in the sky about 1,000 balloons for our guys. Secondly, we demand that the case of Ilovaysk be finally referred to the courts and the perpetrators be punished. We haven't forgotten, and we will never forget. We want to know why this tragedy happened, why so many people were killed. Who is to blame for this, and…
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