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Disadvantaged? Undefeated!: Presentation and discussion

On September 2, at 4 PM, as part of the ZMINA project, IZOLYATSIA will host the presentation and discussion of the collection of stories of IDPs titled Disadvantaged? Undefeated!, published by the Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy with the support from Internews Europe.

The collection of essays tells stories of people who after having left their native Donbas and Crimea had to rediscover Ukraine inside themselves. Scattered around Ukraine, these people have faced the harshest challenges, but managed to overcome them and become a model for others. Some of them keep on doing their favourite job, while others had to start from scratch. Some are focused on their own business, whereas others gather and unite people around them. They cope with their homelessness, look for a way out and support others because they believe that by solving others’ problems, they make their own smaller. These are collected stories of strong and active people who are an important resource for the Ukrainian society.

Participants of the presentation and discussion:
Svitlana Yeremenko
– author of the idea, Executive Director of the Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy;
Iryna Chernychenko
– IDP, editor and compiler of Disadvantaged? Undefeated!;
Ihor Zots
– IDP, editor-in-chief, Donetchyna newspaper;
Nazariy Vivcharyk
– contributor, executive editor at

Protagonists in the essays:
Tetiana Konoval
– pysanka artist;
Darya Levchuk
– volunteer;
Oleksandr Horbatko
– coordinator at Donbas SOS NGO.

The event will take place at 8 Naberezhno-Luhova Street, Fourth Floor, Studio 2.

Iryna Chernychenko
050 347 09 67
063 219 83 46

The event is made possible with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

ZMINA is a series of initiatives by IZOLYATSIA in Eastern Ukraine, aimed at giving an impulse to cultural, social and economic change in the region by actively involving local communities.


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