Sexual violence in wartime: raising awareness among journalists

Sexual violence in wartime: raising awareness among journalists

Practical webinar for journalists and media

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 11:00-12:30
The link to Zoom will be communicated later

Even in times of peace, victims rarely report cases of sexual violence and rarely seek help. Stigmatization, condemnation, mistrust, fear, lack of support are often deterrents from reporting a crime. The war increased the vulnerability, primarily of women and children, to this type of violence.

A practical webinar for journalists will be held online on August 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. "Sexual violence in wartime: raising awareness among journalists" from the NGO "La Strada-Ukraine" and the NGO "Women in Media" with the support of International Media Support (IMS) and in cooperation with the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy.

During the webinar we will talk about the following:

  • Why is it important to talk about sexual violence since the war?
  • Peculiarities of identification of sexual violence. Sexual violence is not only rape.
  • Consequences of sexual violence for the victim and not only
  • Why it is important to understand and not to underestimate the seriousness of the consequences
  • Covering the history of the injured person - the importance of avoiding trauma and ensuring the safety of the injured
  • What help and support can victims of sexual violence get?
  • How should journalists work with the topic of sexual violence in wartime, adhering to standards and ethics?


  • Kateryna Levchenko, Government Commissioner for Gender Policy
  • Maryna Legenka, vice president of the NGO "La Strada-Ukraine", lawyer, lawyer
  • Larisa Denysenko, writer, human rights defender, TV and radio presenter

Mandatory registration

As part of the project, on a competitive basis, it is planned to provide expert and financial support to journalists for the creation of thematic materials in online publications, TV stories, radio and podcasts, as well as print media. The amount of financial support is UAH 11,000., payment of all necessary taxes is the responsibility of the recipient of the funds.