Lists of Ukraine Help Resources

Here are the two lists mentioned in our latest newsletter (03/2022):

How to help – Poland:

How to help – Ukraine:

How can you keep your support for Ukraine intersectional? Below you can find 12 fundraisers for important grassroot initiatives in Ukraine helping people with dissabilities, poor and homeless people, women in need, roma community, queer people, animal shelters to survive this war:

1/ Fight For Right Fundraiser
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-disabled-Ukrainians [1] Campaign to raise money for people with disabilities: evacuation, shelter, emergency services, psychological support, etc. Follow twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/fightforrightua [2]

2/ DonorUA
Currently, blood banks in Ukraine are full, however, there’s a dire need for materials required for storing, transporting, and use of collected blood. See for more info and how to support here:
https://donor.ua/ [3]

3/ Happy Paw
https://www.facebook.com/HappyPawFund/ [4]
Happy Paw is a charitable foundation that helps more than 60 animal shelters throughout the territory of Ukraine. Information on how to support is available here:
https://www.facebook.com/HappyPawFund/posts/5546762368674011 [5].

4/ Support for queer activists, neurodivergent people, and independent artists:
https://bit.ly/freefilmerscallforsupport [6]
Responding to urgent requests. Transportation and delivery of food supplies within Ukraine for queer, non-binary, and neurodivergent people. Raising funds for gasoline, food, medicine, all emergency expenses related to evacuation.


5/ ReSew
https://www.patreon.com/ReSew [7]
ReSew is a Kyiv-based feminist sewing cooperative focusing on intersectional queer feminism, environmental activism, and economic justice. ReSew conducts workshops for the LGBTQI+ community and makes clothes accessible for trans* and non-binary people. Cooperative has been transformed into a shelter and responds to urgent needs of people within walking distance from the shelter and requests for food, water, and relocation.

6/ ZBOKU
https://www.patreon.com/zboku [8]
ZBOKU is a grassroots art and activist initiative dedicated to feminist and queer art, gender, and sexual resistance in culture. ZBOKU supports queer and trans* communities, researches and publishes creative works and interviews, and aims to “restore” and preserve the non-mainstream history of activism in Ukraine through its archive and library. The library has now been transformed into a bomb shelter. Most of the team remains in Kyiv and raises funds for urgent needs of trans*, non-binary and queer people and those in need who stay in Ukraine or are preparing for evacuation.

7/ Foundation EverybodyCan
Organization providing help to children with disabilities, affected by war: https://www.facebook.com/everybody.can.ua/ [9]
Payment details are here: https://everybodycan.com.ua/rekviziti-fondu [10]

8/ Woman for Woman
Woman for Woman is a project supporting women in crisis, survivors of abuse, domestic and sexual violence, and women without homes and employment. Here is more information: https://woman4woman.org.ua/ [11] (use Google to translate the page and find the button ‘support’). If the website is not working, see the project’s FB page, and donate here. The page with payment details can be laggy, but after several refreshings usually works, please try refreshing.

9/ Bilkis
Independent intersectional and inclusive feminist initiative Bilkis
based in Kharkiv:
https://www.facebook.com/fem.bilkis [12].
Raising funds for food and basic groceries, transportation of food and humanitarian aid from Poland/ Warsaw, transportation of women and mothers to their families, assistance in finding housing and shelter, providing humanitarian assistance to those who cannot leave. Need funding for transportation and fuel. Provision of medical care: we need funds for medicine, bandages, bonds. Women who wait in queues at the border crossing with Poland need basic necessities and food.
Payment details: Поповнення за реквізитами
Отримувач: Долгополова Дар’я
Андріївна IBAN: UA903220010000026208309454671
ІПН/ЄДРПОУ: 3638803064 Призначення платежу:
Поповнення рахунку

10/ Fundraiser Ukraine: Help Roma access humanitarian aid
https://chuffed.org/…/ukraine-help-roma-access… [13]

Raising funds to help access organizations providing humanitarian aid, including transportation, food, medications, accommodation, and sanitation kits; to help the Roma children, women, and elderly seeking relocation; and to provide housing and transport for displaced Roma
people who cannot access volunteer initiatives due to discrimination. The Roma in the regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, and Kharkiv are facing shortages of food and water, and your donations will help get basic groceries for people there.

11/ Youth for Peace
https://www.facebook.com/molod.za.myr [14]
International organization known for its work with the poor people. In Kyiv, our Community has been helping the poor since 1991: we supported the elderly, the homeless, people with disabilities, and orphans. We want to continue helping them. If you want to support Ukraine and its civilians, you can make a donation to our community. We will use all the proceeds to help the poor. Thank you!

 12)
Via Wise https://wise.com/ [15]
Makar Olha
Account: 5168 7573 6954 0333
IBAN: UA873052990000026203748567702
email olya.makar@gmail.com
phone number +380977402587
IN USD
Via Wise https://wise.com/ [16]
Makar Olha
Account: 5168742723178053
IBAN: UA893052990000026203764342291
email olya.makar@gmail.com
phone number +380977402587
IN UAH
ПриватБанк 4149499118547445 Макар О.В.

LIU2 Manifesto#12

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

The visual elements of this manifesto have been modified, as such content would have been explicit otherwise.

The Vulva Manifesto

by Luca Bader

About the manifesto

“The Vulva Manifesto”, as its title already reveals, focuses on the vulva. In the first part of the manifesto, the shame that people feel surrounding their vulva is thematised. Furthermore, the unattainable representation of the ideal vulva that is especially disseminated by pornography is addressed. The second part of the manifesto, starting with the line “Because every vulva is different”, highlights the vast diversity of vulvas. As the manifesto consists of two parts, also its purpose is of dual nature. The first intention of “The Vulva Manifesto” is to provoke its audience by addressing a taboo, namely the vulva. In the second half, the text empowers all people having a vulva to embrace, celebrate, and love this specific body part. Thus, it can also be concluded that the primary audience of the respective manifesto are people that possess a vulva and might relate to the conflicted feelings about it. Since the primary target group of the manifesto are all people having a vulva, it may be concluded that it would be very realistic for the manifesto to be part of a special edition of a magazine covering the taboos surrounding the vulva as well as related topics such as sexuality or feminism. Additionally, “The Vulva Manifesto” could potentially be part of an art exhibition or event that criticises the portrayal of vulvas in our society. As a secondary audience can be identified as well, namely the entire society that has inculcated patriarchal, oppressive, and unrealistic notions about the vulva, I would like to think that my manifesto could be made accessible and visible to a broader audience. When it would be hung as a poster at a bus station or on random walls, people may read “The Vulva Manifesto” when commuting to work or school. It might change the narrative surrounding the vulva, or it might change someone’s life.  

Through the use of selected personal pronouns, provoking visual rhetoric, and anaphora, “The Vulva Manifesto” achieves its purpose of empowering all people having a vulva. To prevent any misapprehensions, it is necessary to elaborate on the choice of personal pronouns as it might be deemed rather controversial. The first-person plural pronoun “we” refers to all people having a vulva, including cis, trans, intersex women and non-binary people. The use of “we” strengthens the affective feeling of interconnectedness between and empowerment amongst all people having a vulva. Furthermore, as the first part of the manifesto addresses social misconceptions and cultural norms about the vulva, I decided to refer to the vulva by using the pronouns she/her. Consciously inflicting the female gender upon the vulva reveals the hegemonic notion of gender being biologically determined. Most frequently, babies at birth are either identified as female if they have a vulva or male if they have a penis. By default, the vulva is commonly labelled as she/her, even though the genital itself does not have any gender. Thus, the first line of the second part of my manifesto “Because every vulva is different” constitutes a pivotal turning point in my manifesto. From that line on, the vulva is no longer referred to as she/her; the vulva is called by its exact name. The visual rhetoric is in so far crucial as it further highlights the change of narrative occurring in the second part of the manifesto. The line mentioned above is positioned at the centre of the page and formatted in a large font size. Moreover, the background, a composition of plaster casts of vulvas, also visualises the great diversity of vulvas that is addressed in the second part of the manifesto. The use of the anaphora „every vulva” emphasises the quintessence of the manifesto: All vulvas are beautiful, outstanding, and magnificent. In conclusion, by employing distinct personal pronouns, consciously varying font size and selected background visuals, and the anaphora of “every vulva”, the purpose of empowering people to embrace their vulvas is achieved.

LIU2 Manifesto #11

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

We Are Like Other Girls

by Luisa Gangl

LIU2 Manifesto #10

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

by Yara Csillag

LIU2 Manifesto #9

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

The Introvert Manifesto

by Tamara Buber

LIU2 Manifesto #8

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

Self worth.

by Tamara Brandl

LIU2 Manifesto #7

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

On the Importance of Oxymorons

by Sophie Werner

LIU2 Manifesto #6

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

Manifesto for rest and respite

by Katharina Waltl

LIU2 Manifesto #5

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

Equality

by Luise Gurgel

LIU2 Manifesto #4

As announced in our newsletter and on Instagram, we will be posting manifestos of our colleagues who took the LIU2 course with Gabrielle Smith-Dluha this semester. These well-written manifestos provide insight into the values of our department’s student population and give voice to them in this time of political/social transformation. Writing a successful manifesto requires a high level of finesse and fluency in English, something the students have called forth in themselves when they were asked to write and design a manifesto on any topic they feel very passionate about. 

Emotions

by Franziska Giester