The Honored Doctor of Ukraine, Ukrainian MP, Olha Bohomolets, was among the guests of the International Women's Forum, which was held in Kyiv on April 7.
— Not long ago I returned from Turkey. I came there to the Syrian border together with the Muslim women and protest against the violence against women. There, I acutely realized once again what women can achieve when they get together, — said Ms. Bohomolets, sharing her impressions of the Conscience Convoy with our journalist.
The Honored Doctor came on the stage of the KSCA column hall — the Forum’s venue, holding the doll, which she presented to a unique woman, Nalan Dal. Nalan Dal is one of the leaders of women's Turkish social movements, and, in fact, is the co-organizer of the Conscience Convoy:
— Ten thousand women from all over Turkey, 55 representatives of other countries, 25 members of parliament, all of them gathered in one place to express women for women solidarity and support. During the Conscience Convoy, I made the acquaintance with another unique organisation called Mothers of Srebrenica. This organisation consists of women who lost their husbands, sons, brothers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They came by two buses to support Syrian women, because they know what pain is, because they have gone through the heartsick of losing their loved ones ... I hope that this example will inspire those Ukrainian mothers, who lost their sons, to fight for Ukraine's future, to fight for peace and to join hands in this struggle, — stressed Olha Bohomolets.
The main message that the speaker aimed to get across to the women is that we cannot stand aside from the problems of the present:
— Women give life, so women should be the first to protest against violence. Today I will urge women not to be indifferent, because they are responsible not only for the family sphere, but for world and for what is happening in it, as, above all, woman is a human being!
Taking the opportunity, our press agency’s journalist asked Olha Bohomolets about her attitude to the traditional values and every person’s right to choose his/her own lifestyle and partner, about her view of women's community position that should be regarding this point:
— I do not demonstrate my tolerance to pseudo-values, — she replied. — I do not support the liberalization of relations and same-sex marriages; I strongly preach down legalization of drugs, prostitution and gambling business. Family values and giving birth of future generations are the most important for me.