III International conference of parents and allies of LGBTQ persons. Inclusive education: countering bullying and violence against LGBTQ children

Parents' initiative TERGO with the generous support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv, Civil organization FULCRUM, Zaporizhzhya charity fund Gender Z, Freedom House, Ukraine, and RFSL, Sweden

September 28—29
Kiev, Ukraine

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Join us at the 2-day International Conference on Inclusive Education and Countering Bullying in Schools

Day one: creating a safe environment free from discrimination in Ukrainian schools.
The program includes panel discussions, presentations, and workshops with the participation of educators, social workers, psychologists, scholars, and experts. Discussion of the best international and Ukrainian practices

Day Two: Meeting representatives of organizations working with parents of LGBTQ children from Europe, Asia, and North America. Panel discussions and workshops

Conference Speakers

The conference consists of five panels and a series of thematic workshops on bullying and violence in schools in Ukraine and abroad, national experience in bullying counteraction, creating a safe school environment, raising awareness among ordinary citizens and professionals in psychology and education, work of psychologists in schools, with parents and their (LGBTQ) children. A separate panel and workshops will be devoted to the experience in the EU and in former Soviet republics. Among the participants of the conference, there are psychologists, educators, representatives of human rights organizations and others.

Olena Globa

CEO, Parents' Initiative TERGO

Britta Holmberg

Deputy Secretary General & Program Director WORLD CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

Susanne Drakborg

Program Manager WORLD CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

Maryna Shevtsova

Program coordinator, Parents' Initiative TERGO

Maryna Didenko

PhD in Psychology, psychologist, trainer

Ganna Medko

Co-Founder, Parents' Initiative TERGO

Olena Leschynska

Doctor of psychological sciences, National University Lviv Polytechnics

Lena Bergström

Represenative of RFSL, Sweden

Oleksiy Izotov

Psychologist, specialist in the field of body-oriented & art therapy, group gestalt psychotherapist

Rostyslav Milevskyi

Director, Gender Z, Ukraine

Viktoriya Mialenko

PhD in Psychology, Senior fellow researcher at the laboratory of psychology of masses and communities

Anton Levdik

Program director, NGO FULCRUM UA

Tymur Levchuk

Executive director, NGO FULCRUM UA

Viktor Pylypenko

Project manager, NGO FULCRUM UA

Daniel Netzer

Expert of Aufklärungsprojekt, Munich, Germany

Organizers. Parents' Initiative TERGO

TERGO is a nonprofit Ukrainian NGO, a community of parents, families, and friends of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people based on human and family values. This initiative brings together those who seek to understand and defend the civil rights of LGBT people.
TERGO was founded in April 2013 by mothers, parents, and friends of LGBT people and it was officially registered on September 16, 2013, as a civil organization "Parents Initiative "TERGO".
Currently, the main tasks of "TERRO" are:
Psychological consultation of LGBT parents whose children made a coming out.
Conduct workshops and meetings for education and awareness-raising for parents of LGBT people.
Ensure a healthy and safe environment for LGBT people, their families, and friends through the elimination of discrimination and respect for human and civil rights of these people in Ukraine.
Increase the number of like-minded people, turning the initiative into a big organization that will serve both the LGBT's parents and their children.
Establishing branches in many large and small cities or regions to enable LGBT children to feel protected from bias and stereotypes.

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Civil organization FULCRUM

FULCRUM was established in 2009 as an all-Ukrainian charitable organization. It arose in response to ignoring the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men. In order to respond more effectively to new challenges, in 2017, FULCRUM was granted the legal status of a civil organization.
Our organization is a member of the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People (ILGA) and The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation.

Since 2017, our two employees have become members of the International AIDS Society (IAS), an association of HIV professionals, which now has 16,000 members from 196 countries.

It is worth noting that FULCRUM was the first LGBT organization in Ukraine, which initiated a coalition project with non-LGBT organizations, launching in 2013 a project "Ukrainian Index of Corporate Equality" aimed at overcoming discrimination in the workplace. We actively support the annual National LGBT Movement and MSM-Service of Ukraine, as well as the Kyiv Pride equality march.

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