Olena Shevchenko

Olena Shevchenko


Ukrainian feminist-lesbian activist. Head of Insight public organization, Board member of ILGA-Europe. Human rights defender, educator from Ukraine

Who is afraid of the big bad dykes? Lesbians and the anti-gender movement

Lesia Room, 2nd floor

Public Round table “Anti-gender movements, nationalist and conservative attack on the rights of women and minorities: Ukrainian realities and international experience” During the round table we will talk about the challenges faced by LGBTQI and women’s movement in Ukraine, the conservative discourse, the nationalist and religious components in it. Why is gender equality in Ukraine […]


ILGA Europe lesbian organising, looking at learning and existing good practices in Europe


Lesbian* Main Room, 3rd Floor

During this panel we will try to talk about different forms of lesbian activism from theory to practice, street and radical activism to academic research and analyses. Who are those lesbian activists? What other identities do we have and how it influences on our agenda. Moderator: Olena Shevchenko Speakers: Vera Curtic, Patricia Purtschert

Lesbians* ACT