How To Stay Safe

How To Stay Safe

Recently we have begun to understand the way women are affected by armed conflict. The conclusions of the Women Facing War study show that women’s experience of armed conflict is multi-faceted: it means separation, loss of relatives, physical and economic insecurity, an increased risk of sexual violence, wounding, detention, deprivation and even death. In all conflicts, women suffer in ways specific to women.

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How To Stay Safe

Recently we have begun to understand the way women are affected by armed conflict. The conclusions of the Women Facing War study show that women’s experience of armed conflict is multi-faceted: it means separation, loss of relatives, physical and economic insecurity, an increased risk of sexual violence, wounding, detention, deprivation and even death. In all conflicts, women suffer in ways specific to women.

Due to the government legislation preventing men aged 18-60 from leaving Ukraine, many women and children are traveling alone, making them even more vulnerable.

We have put some tips and suggestions together below to assist women in keeping themselves safe while fleeing Ukraine, living in Ukraine, or finding accommodation once they are out of Ukraine.

  1. Never give a passport or identity documents to anyone other than a border guard. I recommend carrying it in your bra. Take a picture of it with your phone so if you lose it but still have your phone, you have a copy. Send that copy to friends/family/email to yourself.

  2. If you’re traveling in taxis/buses/whatever transport, update a family or friend of your location along the way. If something seems suspicious then get out immediately. BEFORE YOU GET IN TAKE A PICTURE OF THE LICENSE AND THE DRIVER’S ID AND SEND IT TO FRIENDS/FAMILY. If any driver doesn’t allow this then don’t get in.

  3. Carry cash somewhere hidden on you, maybe even in multiple places. Assume any bag or luggage with you may have to be left behind at some point. Memorize your credit card/debit card number.

  4. For people in this group, don’t recommend transport by people you don’t know personally.

  5. Memorize phone numbers for multiple trustworthy people who would wire you money/help you if you really need it and you lose your phone.

  6. Develop a code word with your friends and family so that if you are in danger and cannot say that, they know what it means. They should already have the license plate and driver ID of who you are with and current location.

  7. If you get to a place to stay and you do not feel safe, then don’t stay. Post in this group instead and someone will get you a hotel or another place to stay I’m sure of it.

  8. If you are trying to help someone leaving Ukraine, get yourself prepped on how Western Union/Venmo/whatever money transfer service you need to use works before you actually need it. Setting up those accounts take time you don’t want to be messing with that when they desperately need $50.

Feel unsafe? Please report any suspicious behaviour here.

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How To Stay Safe

Recently we have begun to understand the way women are affected by armed conflict. The conclusions of the Women Facing War study show that women’s experience of armed conflict is multi-faceted: it means separation, loss of relatives, physical and economic insecurity, an increased risk of sexual violence, wounding, detention, deprivation and even death. In all conflicts, women suffer in ways specific to women.

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