Women of Ukraine Take Up Arms | Recognized on International Women’s Day

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Sky News has witnessed preparations for the conflict in Kyiv with citizens, including young women, preparing to take up arms for the first time. YouTube Tips ⓘ

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. International Women’s Day is also described as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Watch these videos and find the military instructor that expresses that men are more concerned with bravado during training, while women are more concerned with quality.

“Everyone does what they can. We’re the support,” says a woman in Kalynivka as she prepares a net for the army. As some civilians in Ukraine join the army in the fight against Russian attacks, others mobilise to gather food and other supplies for support. FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg reports. YouTube Tips ⓘ

All across Ukraine, ordinary people have signed up to help the war effort. Many of them are far from home after fleeing the Russian invasion to cities further west. For lots of women, that meant leaving their loved ones behind to fight. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Ready to fight: Ukrainian women are taking self-defence courses to learn how to use guns, practise martial arts and hone their first aid skills amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine (Al Jazeera English). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Olena Bilozerska (three videos directly below) is an officer in the armed Forces of Ukraine. Since 2014, she has been a participant In the Russian-Ukrainian conflict as a sniper. In her own blog, Olena mainly covers protests and actions of right-wing political parties and movements, which she documents with numerous photographs she has taken. She also publishes her own poems and translations of foreign poetic works into Ukrainian.

Bilozerska prefers not to sit right in front of the camera because the right side of her face is paralyzed due to some medical issues and wounds.

TOUCH/CLICK CC FOR ENGLISH CAPTIONS. Before Russian-Ukrainian war, she was a successful journalist, and she was seriously hesitating, whether to fight as a soldier or to be a military correspondent. But she chose the first one (Military TV UA). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Olena Bilozerska is a Ukrainian journalist, blogger, and public figure. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Olena Bilozerska is a Ukrainian journalist, blogger, and public figure — and military sniper. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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Russia-Ukraine War: How women in Marine Corp – a crucial part of Ukrainian Forces – wear bulletproof jackets? (India Today). YouTube Tips ⓘ

A brave Ukrainian woman’s confrontation with an invading Russian soldier has gone viral after she tried to gift them sunflower seeds — the official flower of Ukraine. YouTube Tips ⓘ



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Ukrainian Parliament member Kira Rudik begins training so that she can be prepared for combat against Russian invaders. She shares what Ukrainian intelligence is expecting from Russia’s military next. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Ukraine: The Female Fighters of Donbass. A forgotten conflict has been tearing apart eastern Ukraine since 2014. Now women represent nearly a quarter of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but their involvement in the conflict is not always accepted (Novwember 8, 2019/Journeyman Pictures). YouTube Tips ⓘ

As Russia intensifies its military campaign, some Ukrainian civilians are taking up arms. Others are preparing food. Everyone, it seems, is doing something (Washington Post). YouTube Tips ⓘ

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