Almut Rochowanski works with civil society activists in the former Soviet Union, particularly in conflict/post-conflict regions such as Ukraine and Russia's North Caucasus and in the area of women's and girls' rights. She aims to support activists' autonomous agency, sustainability and safety. From 2014 to 2017, she advised international women's peacebuilding organisations on their work in Ukraine and has since remained connected to a country-wide network of grass-roots women activists.
Published in: oDR: OpinionNo, joining the EU isn’t a quick fix for violence against women in Ukraine
Ukraine is ticking boxes, such as ratifying the Istanbul Convention, to join the EU. That’s a bad idea
Published in: oDR: OpinionWhat would real peacebuilding in Ukraine look like?
We must apply the lessons of 21st-century peacebuilding to create a peace process that is people-centred, women-led...
Published in: oDRCivil war, secession and the body politic
Working with young people is important in any society. The recent story of an unusual Chechen initiative...
Published in: oDRFunding Russian NGOs: opportunity in a crisis?
Russian NGOs have traditionally looked abroad for their funding, and are dismayed at recent legislation setting up...