Fundraising to support the repressed Belarusians and Ukrainians during the war

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Help is needed to pay off utility debts that have accrued for many years in the house where I was registered but not living because my mother was deprived of parental rights while I was in detention. As a result of the court proceedings — the debts were divided among all family members. This also affected me.

Two of my children have been sentenced to prison because of their citizenship status. Now I need to go to work after maternity leave and 50% of my earnings will go to pay fines. In addition to my sons, I also have three minor daughters growing up.

After her release, Anna Vishniak, left without her work equipment (laptop, phone) and with no belongings at all, was forced to retreat from her homeland. Anna needs support in order to start her life from scratch, as well as — to rehabilitate her health after the period of imprisonment (badly destroyed teeth).

Help is needed to pay off utility debts that have accrued for many years in the house where I was registered but not living because my mother was deprived of parental rights while I was in detention. As a result of the court proceedings — the debts were divided among all family members. This also affected me.

The first time after imprisonment is, as it turned out, not only joy, meetings and family restoration, but also fatigue, exhaustion, state of prostration and disorientation. When you are free, you are fully aware of what has happened, and your physical health is not good. You have to recover, in almost everything.

BYSOL fundraising

BYSOL is announcing a collection to equip squads of Belarussian volunteers who are fighting alongside Ukrainians against our common enemies, Putin and Lukashenko. Belarusians in territorial defense battalions have received weapons and ammunition, but there is a serious shortage of special equipment, protection and tactical medicine.

Initiatives

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The volunteer program has been in existence since November 2020. During our work 3000 volunteers have been involved in 50 regions of Belarus and in more than 30 countries of the world. For the volunteer program to work even more efficiently and expand, we need your support.

From 2015 to the present, the volunteer initiative “gumroute Belarus-ATO” continued to help Ukrainians in the conflict zone. Volunteer medics were supplied with four units of medical vehicles, the total weight of humanitarian aid delivered to the Ukrainian Donbass in five years exceeded 25 tons.

We raise money for the existence of a house in Warsaw for former political prisoners. The house has been in existence for almost one year, and during that time it has helped rehabilitate dozens of people. Originally the “House of Creators” was a residence for Belarusian artists who had lost their jobs and opportunities for realization.

Providing offline security for KPD activists in Belarus — servers, organizing relocation and shelter, anonymous SIM cards and smartphones, and other expenses for the first stages of action. The next stage is the launch of a new project.

We raise money for the existence of a house in Warsaw for former political prisoners. The house has been in existence for almost one year, and during that time it has helped rehabilitate dozens of people. Originally the “House of Creators” was a residence for Belarusian artists who had lost their jobs and opportunities for realization.

The Belarusian diaspora of Kaunas begins fundraising for the reconstruction of the grave of Claudius Duzh-Dushevsky, the author of the national flag and coat of arms. Claudius Duż-Duszewski was a member of the BNR, an architect, humanist and initiator of the revival of the Belarusian national symbols. He was buried in the Petrašiūnai cemetery in Kaunas.

Medics are special heroes. In Belarus, they fight COVID-19 without state support and actively oppose arbitrariness and violence. We support their rights, an independent union, the laid-off and their families.

We create postcards and merch with drawings from the letters of political prisoners. All funds raised go to transfers to political prisoners through the Dissidentby initiative.

Fundraising to support independent journalists and media in Belarus who have suffered from repression. We pay scholarships and grants, support editorial staff. Journalism is not a crime!

For their protest against beatings, murders and lawlessness, the athletes paid with careers that they had built all their lives. It is our duty to support them.

The Peramog plan needs to fund a portion of the cost to train Belarusians who wish to actively participate in the restoration of law and order in Belarus.

Fund´s statistics

As of August 14, 2022

  • 1218 people received aid in emergency relocation
  • 1361 dismissed people were supported
  • 504 fundraisers posted on the website
  • 368 families of political prisoners received aid
  • 25+ initiatives supported by BYSOL
  • 114 veterans received aid
  • 226 courtyard applications received aid
  • 14 strike committees received aid

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