2 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
15 Jan 2015 description
report Women Under Siege

By Antonina Vikhrest/Guest Blogger — January 15, 2015

The conflict in eastern Ukraine, now in its 10th month, has taken a heavy toll on the country’s population. Wide-ranging violations of international humanitarian law have been documented on both sides of the conflict, following clashes between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian government forces in the eastern regions of the country.

Read the full article

29 Dec 2014 description
report Women Under Siege

Thirty-year-old Anna Guz was held by pro-Russian rebels for six days in May. (Guz is not her real name; she asked to be identified by a pseudonym for safety reasons.) Men in military uniforms abducted the pro-Ukrainian activist, along with her boyfriend, from her Donetsk apartment in the middle of the night. The two were held, she says, on suspicion of supporting the Maidan protest movement, which began in November 2013 and eventually ousted the Moscow-backed government—sparking the current conflict in the country’s east.