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Last updated: August 15, 2019

August 14, 2019

Rashyd Bilalov, an 18-year-old student from Karazin Kharkiv National University, is now known among his peers for his successful efforts leading discussions on democratic governance and fair elections. In early 2019, before Ukraine’s presidential election, Rashyd organized the Democracy Talks project – later renamed Freedom to Speak Up – at his university. At first, the project’s primary objective was to organize weekly discussions on the importance of elections and citizens’ roles in shaping government policy for youth.