Oleksandra Matviychuk

is Chairperson of the Board for the Center for Civil Liberties, a Ukraine-based NGO committed to supporting the fundamental freedoms and rights of all persons in Ukraine.


Oleksandra Matviychuk of Kyiv’s Center for Civil Liberties was awarded the Democracy Defender Award in Vienna on 24 February 2016. The prize, awarded annually, is the initiative of 16 country delegations to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The following text is based on Matviychuk’s acceptance speech.