Support for LGBTI People in Ukraine

As is the world, at ILGA-Europe we are continually assessing the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine and the region, and in particular for LGBTI people. 

We are in contact with activists and other organisations working to support LGBTI communities in Ukraine and those fleeing, to better understand the needs and see what kind of support may be helpful. The situation on the ground is changing rapidly, and we will provide information on how best to support when appropriate. 

We are also in touch with activists in Russia and Belarus. As we all know, many people in Russia and Belarus are mobilising in protest against the Russian invasion. It is vital that in this time particularly, we continue to support those working for human rights in democracy in Belarus and Russia, and so ILGA-Europe continues to do this simultaneously. 

We are in groups where information is exchanged and will be taking part in calls with groups of Ukrainian activists in the coming days. We will provide updated information on our website regularly.

Assessing needs

LGBTI groups in Ukraine are playing a critical role in trying to support their communities. Current needs are around shelter, access to food and medication and psychological support, and often relocation to safer places. 

How you can directly support

For now, we feel it is most appropriate to direct donations to groups in Ukraine who are receiving funds. We encourage people to support initiatives that are already in place and doing the work.

If you have any problems getting funding through to these organisaations, please contact us to let us know.

IN UKRAINE:

Kyiv Pride

Providing humanitarian support to LGBTI people in Kyiv, donate here.

Sphere Women’s Association 

Women’s group working on humanitarian aid.

EUR:

Name of your bank:JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”
City and country where bank is located:KYIV, UKRAINE
Name of the account holder:NGO Kharkiv Women Association “Sphere”
Account number: UA283515330000026006052214124
Bank/routing/SWIFT code:PBANUA2X
Name of Intermediary/Correspondent bank:Commerzbank AG
City and country where Intermediary bank is located:Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bank/routing/SWIFT code for intermediary bank:COBADEFF

USD:

Name of your bank:JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”
City and country where bank is located:1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, UKRAINE
Name of the account holder:NGO Kharkiv Women Association “Sphere”
Account number: UA413515330000026003052251919
Bank/routing/SWIFT code:PBANUA2X
Name of Intermediary/Correspondent bank:JP Morgan Chase Bank
City and country where Intermediary bank is located:New York, USA
Bank/routing/SWIFT code for intermediary bank:CHASUS33
LGBTI Human Rights Nash Mir Centre

The Centre urgently needs funds to continue working with LGBTI people who cannot leave Kyiv, you can donate here

Insight LGBTQ 

Helping with temporary housing, relocation to safer areas, food, medicine and first-needed supplies, donate at this link.

NGO Fulcrum

Supporting relocation, shelter, emergency aid to LGBTI persons, donate at this link.

Gender Z

Based in Zaporizhzhia, Gender Z are inviting donations to help them support community members who have not left and need emergency assistance, such as shelter, basic needs support etc. Donate at this link.

Alliance Global

Funding a shelter in Kyiv for MSM and trans* people who are unable to leave the city and are in difficulty. Have almost run out of funds. You can donate by bank transfer here:

Name of bank:JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”
City and country where bank is located:KYIV, UKRAINE
Name of the account holder:Dobroskok Oksana 
IBAN Number:UA613052990000026207880807940
Bank/routing/SWIFT code:PBANUA2X
Name of Intermediary/Correspondent bank:JP Morgan AG
City and country where Intermediary bank is located:Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bank/routing/SWIFT code for intermediary bank:CHASDEFX
ZBOKU

Basen in Kyiv, ZBOKU is an art initiative that is creating sexual and gender dissent art in Ukraine and needs funds to continue paying for their space that became a bomb shelter and continue their work on making and protecting art. Donate at this link.


This list will be updated as new direct support initiatives are created.

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