Ukrainian Activist Uses Online Tools to Educate Internally Displaced Persons About Their Right to Vote
Learn how voting rights activist Oleksandr Korenkov advocates and uses online tools to educate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) about their newly gained right to vote in Ukraine’s local and national elections. Korenkov, an IDP himself as the result of the Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014, explained the political influence IDPs could have through their ballots, provided they become aware that they have the right to vote. After attending the Prague Civil Society Centre’s “Sold Out” social media workshop, Korenkov and the NGO group he works with learned about effective social media outreach and are now trying to educate the country’s IDPs about their voting rights through social media campaigns.
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