This is Independence Square where the main events of the Orange Revolution took place.
I visited the offices of the A21 Campaign an anti-trafficking organization working in Ukraine and we cracked open this anti-trafficking game that I wrote about in a previous post. We discovered that it is more of a migration game but they did have some trafficking information so it was worth breaking it open and having a look.
I also was able to visit their beautiful shelter where they rehabilitate victims of trafficking. The walls were plastered with cards wishing the women well and I thought this was such a wonderful idea, to give words of encouragement to women who have been through so much. I plan on doing this with my students when I get back to the US....also I think I will try to get the first and second year Russian and Ukrainian classes to write to them in Russian/Ukrainian too!
If you are interested in writing to the victims in Ukraine here is some information you need to know before writing and here is where you can mail the cards:
Kyiv - 1 P.O. Box B267
Ravnushkina Tetiana Valeriivna
If you would like to do more to help, here are some items they currently need in their shelter and the address you can send them to:
PO BOX B267
Gryshkovska Tetiana Valeriivna