Can These Women Bring Non-Violence to Ukraine?

Download PDF

Congratulations to the women of the Alternatives to Violence Project in Odessa, Ukraine on Women’s Day!


On Saturday and Sunday, I saw again how important is this work you do. I was grateful to be one among you. This has been and is a time of violence in our world (especially in Ukraine). Peace, justice, understanding and non-violence changes hearts and minds.

Lyudmila Komashko 2

I am proud to know you and have your wisdom in the work of This Child Here.

You create the place where hope begins for a better and more peaceful Ukraine and world.

Robert Gamble, March 8, 2016

(AVP is a voluntary organization that offers programs to strengthen self-esteem, build trust and teach non-violent solutions in times and places of conflict.  In Ukraine, a large percentage of AVP volunteers are women. Most of the staff people who work for This Child Here are members of AVP Odessa)

mariam hansevarova



DSC_0911 DSC_0925  DSC_0941lyudmila komashko DSC_0973 DSC_0997