Oksana Shachko

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Oksana Shachko
Оксана Шачко
Oksana Shachko - 8 March 2009.jpg
Shachko on 8 March 2009
Born
Oksana Shachko

(1987-01-31)31 January 1987
Died23 July 2018(2018-07-23) (aged 31)
OccupationArtist, Activist
Years active2008–2018

Oksana Shachko (Russian: Оксана Шачко; 31 January 1987 – 23 July 2018) was a Ukrainian artist and activist. She was known as the co-founder of FEMEN in April 2008, along with Anna Hutsol and Alexandra Shevchenko. Shachko was born in Khmelnytskyi but moved to Kiev.[1] She worked in women's rights and civil rights in Ukraine and around the world.[2]

Shachko co-operated with French writer Galia Ackerman who produced a history of 'FEMEN' which was published by Calmann-Lévy in 2013.[3]

Shachko killed herself in her apartment in Paris, France on 23 July 2018.[4] She was 31.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The femen phenomenon". Reuters.
  2. FEMEN activist Supports the Egyptian Revolution Archived 2011-07-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "FEMEN Book (2013)". FEMEN.info. 6 March 2013. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Femen Says Founding Member Found Dead In Paris, Suicide Suspected". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2018-07-24.