Weʼre raising £5,000 to support women in East and South Ukraine
- Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
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Many women in Ukraine are raising children and caring for elders alone while their husbands and sons are in the army. Those in rural areas have limited access to jobs while humanitarian aid seldom reaches them, and there are few educational opportunities for girls.
From 23 March to 6 April I’ll be travelling with the Freefilmers NGO in East and South Ukraine, delivering aid and visiting communities affected by the war. I’ll be listening to women's stories and talking to them about their needs and survival strategies - grassroots organisers, medics, artists, fighters, local politicians and more. Many of them are internally displaced.
I’m a professional writer and editor, and I’ll be blogging my travels when I have access to the internet and time to process what I’ve seen. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the communities I visit.
Photo: Mayor of Arkhangelske village Olena Kompanets (left) and inspector of the Centre for Providing of Administrative Services of Vysokopillia district (of Kherson region) Olena Lelak (right), in front of their office building destroyed by Russian troops. Arkhangelske, Kherson Region, Ukraine. 6 November, 2022. By Yulia Serdyukova.
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Anna Bowles2 months ago
Thanks for all your donations so far. I'm now two thirds of the way through my trip, but will be continuing to fundraise on my return. The blog now has a mixture of the serious: https://annagoesukraine.wordpress.com/2023/04/02/arkhanhelske-2-bikes-for-women-tablets-for-kids/ and the downright cute... https://annagoesukraine.wordpress.com/2023/04/02/dragon-vs-orcs/
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Apr 12, 2023
Keep up the good work helping those groups you blogged about. Slava Ukraini!
Apr 7, 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience in Ukraine. It is quite enlightening!
Roger and Ann
Apr 5, 2023
We’re really proud of you, Anna. We’ll done.
Apr 4, 2023
Hope this helps, Anna xx
Apr 3, 2023
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I'm a pro-Ukrainian activist, and from 23 March to 6 April I am in Zaporizhzhia, with my friends from the Freefilmers NGO, interviewing local people - especially women in rural communities - about their experiences and survival strategies.