EUAM facilitates pride events management in Ukraine

EUAM facilitates pride events management in Ukraine

September 22, 2021

The European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine contributed to the safer organisation of a series of Pride marches that gathered thousands of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender (LGBT+) people, and their allies, in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa. The events, which took place on 19 September, passed off without major trouble.

The EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) brought civil society and law-enforcement officials together in the lead-up to each event to facilitate meetings between the police, organisers, and local authorities. The EUAM provided practical advice on human rights and gender equality, pre-emptive strategic communication, and public order.

The preparatory meetings allowed parties to engage, and the police to put in place a robust operational plan that also respected human rights standards and the right to assemble peacefully.

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