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Kogutyak: at least 400 cities worldwide will join StandWithUkraine advocacy campaign

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February 13,2024 467
Kogutyak: at least 400 cities worldwide will join StandWithUkraine advocacy campaign

Rallies in at least 400 cities around the world will take place as part of the UWC’s StandWithUkraine global advocacy campaign on the anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Russia into Ukraine in a war that has been ongoing for 10 years, said Volodymyr Kogutyak, UWC Vice President for Western Europe, in an interview with Ukrinform.

Rallies are being organized in every country that hosts Ukrainian communities. The StandWithUkraine campaign has been in preparation online since November. A specific website with all the required information has been established, noted Kogutyak.

The global campaign will be aimed at supporting Ukraine and its key priorities: the transfer of frozen Russian assets to Ukraine, providing the Armed Forces of Ukraine with more weapons, and the return of Ukrainian children deported by Russia.

In countries where mass gatherings are prohibited or holding them is unsafe, the UWC suggests organizing flash mobs in Ukrainian cultural centers, churches, and Ukrainian Saturday and Sunday schools, as well as promoting pro-Ukrainian ideas on social media.

The UWC also calls on Ukrainian communities and organizations worldwide to register their peaceful rallies and events on February 24, 2024, on the special page of the global advocacy campaign StandWithUkraine by UWC. To join StandWithUkraine, register your rally as part of the global UWC campaign. You can do this by following the link.

If you have already registered an event and want to attract worldwide attention from society and media, upload your materials using the link.

If you are still planning an event, choose UWC materials that can be easily adapted to the language of your country and your rally. To download materials, use the link.

A video tutorial on how to create a poster for your event using materials prepared by the UWC can be found at this link.

The UWC also prepared a template letter of appeal to governments that Ukrainian communities and organizations worldwide can use as part of the global advocacy campaign. You can download a sample letter of appeal at the following link. 

For any questions, contact the UWC via email at [email protected]. Join the UWC campaign. Let’s unite the world in solidarity with Ukraine!

Cover: Volodymyr Kogutyak