Saturday, November 12, 2016

Video released in Ukraine to protect LGBT community

Gay Alliance of Ukraine (GAU) released a video with simple tips on what to do in the event of a homophobic attack.

The video is taken with the support of ILGA-Europe in the framework of programs in advance of the reaction to discrimination, hate crimes and other human rights violations in the European Region.

According to research, 65 percent of members of the LGBT community are subjected to humiliation and violence. However, according to official statistics, in 2015 the police only one similar case was registered.

The video is a simple but necessary sequence of actions: call an ambulance and the police, to fix the injury, take a copy of the card medbrigady departure immediately submit an oral statement and note homophobic motive.

Later, it is necessary to execute and submit an application to the police in writing and receive a voucher for its registration with the accounting log. Besides, the victim has the right to seek compensation for injury and malicious punishment.

Gay rights in Ukraine are in the midst a broader struggle between Russia and the West.

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