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3 Dec 2023

Dear Friends of Leopolis for Future,


I would like to present you a small report from the event and charity auction we organized recently.


The event was organised on 2nd December 2023 by Leopolis for Future foundation together with H.E. Ms. Yevheniia Filipenko, the Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.


The main purpose of the event was to engage friends of Leopolis for Future foundation and the local community in the fundraiser. Our goal was to raise the money for the support od SEMA Ukraine organisation.  The event was a real success. We reached our goal and we were excited about welcoming over 70 guests, representatives of Swiss businesses as well as diplomatic missions. Of course, this would not have been possible without the beautiful paintings donated to the auction by Mrs. Małgorzata Waluszewska.


The musical setting for the evening was provided the Lviv Virtuosos Quartet: Oksana Potapova (Violin),  Khrystyna Yusypovych – Burko (Violin),  Iryna Polova (Viola), Lyubov Holovata (Violoncello). You can visit the facebook profile of the Quartet by klicking here.  


SEMA Ukraine, or also known as the Ukrainian Network of Women Affected by Violence, was formed in 2019 to raise awareness of conflict-related sexual violence amongst survivors and government decision-makers, to establish a viable peace, and to gain support for survivors, from both the Eastern Ukrainian conflict from 2014 and following the full-scale invasion in 2022.  SEMA Ukraine is working in Ukraine since 2019, actively raising visibility on the use of sexual violence by Russian and pro-Russian forces, including past violence that occurred since 2014. They conduct interviews with national and international media outlets and participate in advocacy during in-person and online events, in national and international fora. SEMA Ukraine members have also documented crimes that took place in formerly occupied territories, and assisted survivors of sexual violence with peer-to-peer support as well as referrals. 


SEMA Ukraine will use the funds raised for the rapid response fund created by SEMA Ukraine for provision of an emergency individual support for victims of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine.


SEMA Ukraine agreed to use the funds raised during the abovementioned fundraising event exclusively for provision of emergency individual support for victims of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine, in particular for:

  • most and foremost a psychological support of survivors of CRSV;
  • medical care that is not funded by the state or other (private insurance, public, CSO or international humanitarian organizations).
  • socioeconomic support to meet the immediate needs of survivors of CRSV (shelter, food, hygiene kits).
  • transport or accommodation for survivors of CRSV that enables them to access care.
24 Nov 2023


Dear Friends of Leopolis for Future,


On 2nd December 2023, together with Ambassador of Ukraine to UN, H.E. Yevheniia Filipenko, we’re organizing an auction of paintings of Mrs Małgorzata Waluszewska. The event will be hosted at at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.


The total profit from the auction will be donated to the SEMA Ukraine foundation to support the Silent Heroines of Ukraine.


Today, we would like to share a silent auction with you. You can start bidding now. 


To access the auction click here: AUCTION


To check the current status of the auction for each painting click on its picture in the gallery below.


30 Jul 2023

The Emigration Museum is located in the heart of the port of Gdynia, at the address “Polska 1”. It is here that the historic Maritime Station, built in the interwar period, is located. Due to its fascinating history, the building is not only the seat of the museum, but also an important part of the story presented in the Museum.

It was in the Marine Station that the central place of pre-war passenger traffic was located. The legendary Polish transatlantic liners with the MS “Batory” moored here. The building was the main part of the extensive emigration infrastructure and also had a very important representative function – it was the last image of Poland remembered by emigrants, and the first one for those coming from abroad. Its architecture – monumental and elegant on the one hand, avant-garde and functional on the other – combined the most important features of Gdynia – the pride of the Polish state, but also a city open to the world and modernity.

Źródło fotografii: Strona internetowa Muzeum Emigracji w Gdyni 

30 Jul 2023

We value the time spent together and celebrate every possible opportunity to meet. On Sunday morning we had breakfast together with the President of the Leopolis for Future Council – Grzegorz Waluszewski.

29 Jul 2023

A permanent point on the map of the Tri-City and a place that we visit with our interns every year is the European Solidarity Centre. As every year, a visit to ESC aroused a lot of emotions among our trainees.

*The European Solidarity Center is a modern cultural institution that perpetuates the memory of our greatest civic success – the victory of Solidarity. It is a museum commemorating the Solidarity revolution and the fall of communism in Europe, but also an educational center, research and science center, archive, library and media library.

28 Jul 2023

After visiting Blue Media, we rushed to the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, where, as part of the 27th Shakespeare Festival, we watched a flamenco show entitled “Hamlet. The dance of the melancholic” directed by Jesus Herrera. After the show, we visited the library of the Professor Jerzy Limon, where we met with the Vice-President of the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, Mrs. Justyna Limon.

28 Jul 2023

We are already waiting on the platform where the Pendolino with our interns from Warsaw will enter in a moment. A weekend full of attractions is ahead of us. It promises to be a lot of walking, little sleep and hours of great fun.

27 Jul 2023

On July 27, 2023, together with the Leopolis for Future interns, we paid a visit to the Mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz. Thank you very much, Madam President, for the many warm words and time devoted to us. We hope that we will have a chance to continue our conversation in the fall, as part of the Leopolis for Future online series.

20 Jul 2023

On July 20, 2023, our interns  from Tri-City had the honor of visiting Mayor Wojciech Szczurek at the Gdynia City Hall. The meeting was held in a pleasant atmosphere, and the conversation about the future of the Ukrainian nation, opportunities and challenges facing our interns will be remembered for a very, very long time.