Elena Dolzhenko

Elena Dolzhenko is editor of Activatika, former editor-in-chief of the Agency for Social Information and SPID.Center. As a journalist, she has worked with Verstka, Forbes, Afisha, Novaya Gazeta and many other media outlets.

20/05/2022

“The main thing for us is to help women mobilise their inner resources.” Interview with Natalia Korzhova of the “You Are Not Alone” Centre

“You Are Not Alone is an NGO active in HIV prevention in the city of Voronezh and the surrounding area. Legal Dialogue interviewed project coordinator Natalya Korzhova about the Center's "Equipage" project helping sex workers, about the hidden HIV epidemic in the area, and about barriers to helping their clients access justice.
17/05/2022

“More women with HIV seek legal assistance.” Interview with Ekaterina Artemenko, Womanplus.info

Womanplus.info is an online digital platform that was originally created to provide advice to women living with HIV in two Russian regions and has since extended to several other countries as well as the entire Russian territory. Legal Dialogue interviewed project manager Ekaterina Artemenko about the needs of women with HIV, the platform's efforts to help refugees, and the challenges of working under sanctions.
16/05/2022

“Threat to life is often underestimated in a situation of violence”. Interview with Anastasia Maskaeva, Crisis Centre for Women

“INGI. Crisis Centre for Women,” an NGO that has been active in St. Petersburg for 30 years offering assistance to women affected by various types of gender-based violence. In her interview with Legal Dialogue, the Centre's psychologist Anastasia Maskaeva speaks about their clients' most common problems and concerns, the importance of providing “one-stop-shop” assistance, and why helping the victim is more essential than punishing the abuser.
15/05/2022

“The virus doesn’t care what group a person belongs to.” Interview with Denis Efremov, Sibalt Centre (Omsk)

Sibalt is an NGO that has been active in Omsk since the mid-1990s helping people with HIV. Legal Dialogue asked Denis Efremov of Sibalt about barriers to HIV prevention in the region, the role of peer counseling, and the organisation's work under sanctions.