Halyna is a Ukrainian women’s rights and disability rights activist. She has led DRI investigation into institutions for children with disabilities in Ukraine from 2012 to 2016, trained disability and family organizations in Ukraine, developed recommendations and advised the government and international donors on protection of institutionalized children and promoting their full family integration.
Halyna holds a degree (M.A.) in Social Work and Social Policy from the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a co-author of ‘No Way Home’ DRI expose report on institutionalized populations in Ukraine. Halyna has also assisted with DRI media campaigns and press outreach.