FEMEN. Woman Power.
WE ARE THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT
We unite young women basing on the principles of social awareness and activism, intellectual and cultural development.
We recognise the European values of freedom, equality and comprehensive development of a person irrespective of the gender.
We build up a national image of feminity, maternity and beauty based on the Euro-Athlantic Women’s Movements experience.
We set up brand new standards of the civil movement in Ukraine.
We have worked out our own unique form of a civil self-expression based on courage, creativity, efficiency and shock.
We demonstrate that the civil movements can influence the public opinion and lobby the interests of a target group.
We plan to become the biggest and the most influential feminist movement in Europe.
The mission of the "FEMEN” Movement is to create the most favorable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the Movement.
To react and influence the acute social issues of the Ukrainian society, especially those that directly touch upon the interests of the Ukrainian Women.
To counteract actively the negative tendencies endangering physical and mental health of the Ukrainian women community.
Inform the society of the Ukrainian women’s issues and problems.
To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine.
To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women.
To establish cooperation with other international women’s organizations to carry out the large-scale international programmes on the territory of Ukraine.
Subway – Movement - Life: The Joint Action with Kyiv underground authorities targeted on improving the image of the underground.
No Water in the Tap – I Wash in Maydan: Action against hot water cut offs in Kyiv hostels.
Ukraine is not a Brothel: The national programme aimed at fighting against the sexual tourism in Ukraine.
A Letter to the Minister: The Appeal to the governmental authorities with the demands to impose sanctions on sexual tourism in Ukraine on the legislation level.
Bromide Deactivation Action: The Picket outside the Turkish Republic Embassy. Turkish citizen are the most active sexual tourists in our country.
Dirty Games: The Action against the pre-term parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
Civil Solidarity Action A Rescue Buoy: The action in support of the Ukrainian sailors held hostage by Somalia Pirates.
No More Games, Mr Gainer: The Action within the frames of the Sex Tourtism Fighting Programme held at the National Security Service Office Building and targeted on the citizen of the USA, Mr David Gainer, the organizer of the sex-tours to Ukraine. There was a letter sent to the Foreign Office and Consulate with the demands to start the investigation and deportation of the man.
"Ukraine is not a Brothel”: The National Programme targeted at fighting against the sex-tourism in Ukraine.
"Sex is not for Sale”: The Programme to fight against sex and porn industry in Ukraine.
"MATER FEST”: The first international festival of a modern women culture.
«Kyiv Glam Sprint 2009»: The Ukrainian analogue of the international movement "Race on high hills”.
"The Green Mile”: The Programme to abolish the lifetime sentence for women in Ukraine.
Emergency programme: The Programme of immediate reacting on the acute issues that includes street actions and performances.
The following mass media reported on the FEMEN actions:
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International Women's Club of Kyiv
Pushkinskaya 39 (entrance 5, code 048)
phone: 234 3180
The IWCK unites international women living in Kiev and provides support, organizes cultural and charitable events and gives good opportunity for networking be it personal or for business.
IWCK 2009 Grant recipients
Benevolent Society Golosievo: for support of rehabilition services for mentally disabled children and adults.
Charitable-Fund Aspern: to support necessary reconstruction to a vocational training for at-risk children and teenagers.
Community of St. Egidio - AKAP Association for support of programms that provide food and medical supplies for the homeless and the elderly.
Charity Fund of Elena Petrusevich - Hourses are our Healers provides hourseback riding rehabilitation courses to over 2000 children with disabilities, particularly children with cerebral palsy.
Charitable Organization - Down Syndrom: to launch a development center for people with Down syndrom and their families.
Child Rescue to support necessary reconstruction to a sports center for street children and at-risk children.
Childhood Cancer Foundation - CRAB- for the supplies Art Studio therapy program for patients of the childrens oncology department of the National Institute of carcinoma.
German Cultural Youth Center "Deutsche Quelle" to develop a sports plot for mentally disabled children and orphans at Darnitsya Childrens home.
Heart, Donot Sleep & the International Organization of Migration - IOM - to support a counter-human trafficking public awareness campaign titled
Human life is not for sale.
IEF LIKAR.IN FUND for medical equipment for pediatric patients of the Chernobyl Victims Radiology center.
Jewish Charitable Fund Hesed: for medical equipment for elderly diabetic patients.
Public Organization Family to construct a needs-appropriate playground for mentally and physically disabled children.
Rozrada helps to rehabilitate women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Society of St.Vincent de Paul provides safe and healthy environment for homeless people at the Kyiv Center for Social Adaption for the Homeless.
Ukrainian Women's Fund for training and workshops for at risk teenaged girls.
Vector: for medical equipment for residents of a left bank hospice program.