Young people of Vinnytsia walked through the streets with mottos “Don’t look for happiness in violence” and “To the future without violence”. They told passers-by of any kind of violence being inadmissible and handed information leaflets round. “Violence can be not only physical or sexual but also economical and psychological.
People often forget their rights in the moment of crisis and risk to found themselves in unpleasant or even dangerous situations. Having basic information about rules of communication with the police is necessary, especially minding that law enforcers often violate LGBT rights. The participants of the training were reminded of when and how long the police have rights to detain people, of rules of personal search and documents check.
“What was a pleasant surprise for us – there was no negativity, hate speech, or any kind of condemnations – tell organizers of the event. – In addition to checking the citizens on tolerance, the aim of the action was to remind people that love does not depend on gender. All stereotypes, fears and limitations are only in our heads! Because of our own fears people discriminate those who differ from them instead of get to know more about these people, talk to them in real life and realize that there is nothing to be afraid of and there is nothing wrong in diversity, which was created by the nature itself”.