Oxana Gumennaia will talk about ethnic-based discrimination during the seminar in Vinnytsia

Oxana Gumennaia will talk about ethnic-based discrimination during the seminar in Vinnytsia

Ms. Oxana Gumannaia, a psychologist with extensive experience in social assistance and anti-discrimination issues, will give a presentation on optimal combination of different approaches and opportunities for minorities’ protection from discrimination and ensuring ethnicity-based equality with the case of Moldova.

The presentation will take place on the 3rd of October 2016 in Vinnytsia during the seminar on “The combination of different approaches to equality provision and anti-discrimination” in the framework of the ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme: National Minorities and Ethno-Political Issues. Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

The seminar is organized by the European Centre for Minority Issues and will be conducted in cooperation with the Office of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

During her lecture, Ms. Gumennaia will talk about legislative anti-discrimination mechanisms with the case of Moldova, touch upon implementation of international human rights standards in national legislation as well as the forms of discrimination, as defined by law.

Government representatives and members of other official bodies who deal with ethnic politics and human rights, along with representatives of ethno-cultural and human rights civil society organizations, including academic experts and journalists, are expected to participate in the seminar.

About the lecturer:

Oksana Gumennaya is a psychologist. She also has the rank of Major of Justice. Oxana worked more than 11 years in Penitentiary Institution, first as a medical assistant, then a psychologist and head of the Department of Psychology and Social Assistance. Oxana also has the experience of psychologist working in a shelter for the elderly people and people with disabilities; she assisted the students, parents and teachers in the Petru Movila Chisinau Lyceum. Oksana has more than 13 years of experience in the field of psychological and psychotherapeutic assistance to people of all ages and social status. Since March 2013 she became a member of the Council on the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality, then becoming its chairman. She is experienced in conducting trainings and workshops for NGOs and international organizations on anti-discrimination, education rights, torture prevention and others. As a psychologist at the Information Center “GENDERDOC-M” Oxana assists its beneficiaries in overcoming critical situations related to their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.