Masha Efrosinina, MONATIK, Yulia Sanina, Olya Polyakova, Taras Topolya and Alyosha spoke out against domestic violence

  • For the first time, Ukrainian stars have united against domestic violence and starred in a video for the international campaign "16 days of activism against gender-based violence."

The initiator is Masha Efrosinina, who since 2018 is the Honorary Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine and opposes violence against women and stands for gender equality.

"Get out of the circle of violence" - this is the message of Masha Efrosinina, Olya Polyakova, MONATIK, Yulia Sanina, Taras Topolya and Alyosha to people.

The social video is the first video work to gather so many stars around the problem of domestic violence. 

Watch video: https://youtu.be/AqOsuaou8qQ 

"Unfortunately, domestic violence is still silenced and tolerated in society. Thanks to the engagement and support of celebrities, with their bold, visible and powerful voices, awareness about domestic violence will be raised, and it will no longer be justified or devalued" - said UNFPA Representative to Ukraine Mr Jaime Nadal. 

According to the latest UNFPA Ukraine's surveys in 2020, one in four Ukrainians believes that physical violence against women can be justified, and 17% of the population believe that a woman should be silent about abuse by a man to save her family.

The international campaign "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence" begins on November 25 and lasts until December 10. The video was created with the financial support of the UK government as part of the Break the Circle campaign that helps identify violence and find help. 

More about the campaign: rozirvykolo.org

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