The murder of Iryna Nozdrovska, the lawyer and human rights activist has become a test for the Ukrainian society, which still has a lot to learn, when it comes to protection of women’s rights. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s minister for foreign affairs said that commenting on the high-profile assassination that took place in Kyiv recently.
‘Feminism became the word of the year in many vocabularies. There’s some progress with holding women’s congresses in Ukraine, but we still need to do a lot regarding home violence and the role of women in politics. The murder of Iryna Nozdrovska is a challenge for the state and a test for the society, which aims to protect female activists; a test for capability of doing justice,’ Klimkin said.
Lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska disappeared on December 29. Two days later, on January 1, her body was found in a pond near the village of Demydiv in Vyshgorodsky district of Kyiv region. She had a daughter and an elderly mother.
The murder of Iryna Nozdrovska caused serious resonance in Ukrainian society. On January 2, a large-scale action is planned with the demand to find and bring to justice the murderer, police actively joined the investigation (the case under the article "Intentional Murder" is open), and versions of what happened already have appeared.