Women of Ukraine Force to be Reckoned With
March 10, 2023 11 am EST
From struggle for survival to struggle for victory. A live discussion with Ukrainian women that stepped into the fight right where there were.
Svitlana Pustovit is the creative director of the Vinnytsia regional non-governmental organization Media-Center. Her goals are to document the crimes of the Russian military by interviewing Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), create a media literacy program to combat misinformation, and restore the historical authenticity and cultural heritage of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
Nataliia Protsiuk is a volunteer who has personally driven more than fifty cars from Europe to Bakhmut, Donetsk, Kramatorsk, and other cities in the east and south of Ukraine where hostilities are taking place. She is engaged in supporting women and the military. Nataliia created the largest volunteer organization in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, a region in western Ukraine.
Kateryna Lutsyk is a veteran and military medic. During a rescue operation in Avdiivka, the car she was using to transport wounded was fired upon. She lost 50% of her hearing and a percentage of her vision, due to glass getting into her eyes. She is constantly being treated in order to preserve the sight and hearing she has left. She constantly travels east with Nataliya, driving cars and bringing aid to the military and displaced persons. A documentary of her heroic work aired on the National TV channel.
Iryna Polishchak is a lawyer who organized the transportation of more than 70,000 Ukrainians since the beginning of the war. She is engaged in the protection of the rights and victims and also volunteers.