War in Ukraine: people with disabilities and their families
As the war in Ukraine rages on, the 2.7 million people with disabilities and their families continue to face disproportionate risk of abandonment, violence, death and lack of access to safety, relief and recover support.
The National Assembly of People with Disabilities in Ukraine, the International Disability Alliance and the European Disability Forum have called on political leaders and humanitarian actors to support and protect people with disabilities.
In this seminar, people with disabilities, family members and leaders of organisations of persons with disabilities will discuss the experiences of people with disabilities in Ukraine and the support needed. This event is hosted by the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) at LSHTM, the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at LSHTM, Edinburgh Napier University and the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine.
Simultaneous translation (Ukrainian-English) and close captioning will be available.
- Tetyana Barantsova, Government Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Commissioner of the Prime Minister of Ukraine)
- Victoria Nazarenko, Secretary General of the All-Ukrainian Public Association 'National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine'
- Svitlana Demko, Chairman of the Board of the Association for the Protection of Rights and Assistance to Persons with Disabilities 'Open Hearts' (Vinnytsia)
- Oleg Lepetyuk, Chairman of the Kharkiv Association of Blind Lawyers (Kharkiv)
- Yana Lebedeva, Chairman of the NGO 'Initiative for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'
- Hannah Kuper, Co-Director of ICED
- Kiril Sharapov, Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University