During the period from April, 208 to May, 208 the information campaign entitled “Men against violence”, aimed at counteracting the domestic violence as a consequence of war in the east of Ukraine and search for male adherents for further reduction and prevention of domestic violence incidents, was held in Dnipro under the project direction “Strategies to counter domestic violence caused by the consequences of war”.
The initiator of the information campaign “Men against violence” is a participant of our educational course “From rehabilitation to education and practice of counteracting the critical growth of domestic violence as a consequence of the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine”, Oleksii Kharlamov, who is a representative of community-based organization “Sports and Rehabilitation Club of Sitting Voleyball – SKVS Dnipro”, civil volunteer and active sportsman. Oleksii conducted the information campaign in Dnipro in partnership with Valentyn Ushych and other adherents who appeared due to the seminar delivered by Oleksii at the first phase of sub-grant project.
All the conducted activities were aimed at involvement of men from among sportsmen, former combatants and internally displaced persons into the issue related to domestic violence.
In total one press conference and two seminars on the topic “Men against violence. Ally and defender” were held and six video clips with the participation of popular and authoritative men of Dnipropetrovsk oblast were filmed and spread in social media (two of which were shown on the regional television as a public service advertising) as well as a poster with message “I do not hit” from the video clip heroes (200 pcs circulation) and three articles on the domestic violence topic.
Owing to the specially created page on Facebook under the campaign “Men against violence”, where all the materials were posted, a total number of covered audience was more than 50 thousand social networkers. An attention of men living in Dnipro was attracted to the topic regarding counteracting the domestic violence due to the delivered seminars and pasted up posters “I do not hit” at sports institutions and city public places.
On April 4, 208 a press conference entitled “Say NO to Violence” was held in the media hub “Informator” where Oleksii Kharlamov and Valentyn Ushych announced a start of the information campaign “Men against violence” and told about its objectives and activities planned.
Live video of the press conference “Say NO to Violence” (language: Russian):
On April 9 and April 30 the seminars entitled “Men against violence. Allies and defenders” were held in Dnipro. These seminars were attended by 6 men many of whom are former combatants and internally displaced persons.
Together with Oleksii Kharlamov and Valentyn Ushych they considered the existing stereotypes regarding woman and man in society and showed present group the behavior patterns of possible reaction to violence in case you witness it.
Three articles about gender stereotypes in Ukrainian society and its impact on domestic violence were published under the information campaign.
To make more people aware of issue related to the domestic violence via Internet six video clips with the participation of popular and authoritative men living in Dnipropetrovsk oblast were filmed and spread under the information campaign. Number of views of “Men against violence” on the Facebook page was more than 40 thousand.
The video clip with the participation of patrol police representatives of Dnipropetrovsk oblast and with Volodymyr Bohonom, Deputy Chief Officer of National Police Main Department. As of June a number of views is 0,279
The video clip with the participation of Head of Dnipropetrovsk Department of All-Ukrainian Free-fight Federation, Viktor Bohuslavskyi, who also supported the campaign. As of June , the number of views is 2,40
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Gepostet von Чоловіки проти насильства am Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018
The video clip with the participation of Denys Minin, Head of International Organization “World street workout”. As of June , the number of views is ,992
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Gepostet von Чоловіки проти насильства am Dienstag, 8. Mai 2018
The video clip with the participation of Stas Timofeienko, basketball player, Head of basketball club “Dnipro”. As of June , the number of views is 6,9
Two video clips posted on the last stage of the information campaign with the participation of football players of FC “Dnipro” – head of football club Serhii Kravchenko and Serhii Lohinov – has gained 370 views as early as one day after. A number of views will continue to expand.
Posters with the message “I do not hit” from the heroes of the videos were pasted in the gyms and public places of the city of Dnipro.
An additional point is that the information campaign caught the interest of regional mass media:
9-channel, Dnipro, reported on the past press conference “Say NO to Violence” (language: Ukrainian):
Link to the video: http://9-channel.com/208/04/04/choloviki-proti-nasilstva-u-dnipri-startuye-novij-sotsialnij-proekt-komentar/
And newspaper “Informator”:
Publication about trainings “Men against violence. Ally and defender” in newspaper «Gorod.dp.ua».
The support of the information campaign against domestic violence by Serhii Lohinov was featured on the official page of FC “Dnipro”:
All the news and publications made under the information campaign “Men against violence” as well as information about future activities and events of the community-based organization “SKVS Dnipro” you can find on the official page “Men against violence” on Facebook.
The information campaign “Men against violence”, together with six other initiatives that took and would take place in five different regions of Ukraine, was implemented under the project direction “Strategies to counter domestic violence caused by the consequences of war” with our financial and mentoring support.