The Summercamp of YSD-MH took place in Belarus
The Summercamp of “Young Social-Democrats – Maladaya Hramada” took place from July, 16 to July, 23 on north of Belarus. In the camp were Social-Democratic and civic activists from Belarus as well as members of Social-Democratic organizations from Russia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. Russia participated by RSDUY Vice Chairman Vladimir Peshkov.
During the Summercamp organized seminars about current state of Social-Democracy in Belarus and in the world, about strategic development, about opposition of all forms of discrimination. On the second day took place the role play for the modeling of world economic system with different conditions for different countries.
One of days of the Summercamp devoted to opposition of gender inequality. In this day participants were change his gender roles and took their new names. They changed clothes on the clothes of the opposite sex. It showed for the participants positions of the different genders in a society on their own experience.
“We are adhere to common values with our Belarusian friends, we have the common past and common difficult present. I am glad to attend such a camp though it was somewhat overshadowed by the presence of the Belarusian law enforcement services. For me was very strange the fact of checking the passports of all participants by police including the foreign participants, although the meeting was purely peaceful, like any event of the Social-Democrats” – Peshkov said.
“However, I am pleased with the results of the camp. I saw that in Belarus there are healthy social forces, that live in hope for a better future based on freedom, justice and solidarity, forces, ready to change their country for the better. I look forward to our continued cooperation with them”, – Peshkov summarized.
It was not first trip of RSDUY participants to the YSD-MH Summercamp. Few years ago in this camp RSDUY participated by Boris Mikhailov.