Margaryta Oksanichenko is CIVIC’s Protection Officer in Ukraine. For the last 4 years, prior to joining CIVIC, Margaryta worked for several NGOs, including the Danish Refugee Council, providing direct legal and psychological aid to internally displaced persons and the local conflict-affected population in eastern Ukraine. She developed projects on legal protection of conflict-affected civilians, which included the monitoring and detection of actual legal and social problems, individual and group consultations, preparation and further support of lawsuits, and cooperation with local authorities as well as other NGOs. She also advocated for overall comprehensive civilian protection in the fields. Margaryta holds degrees in practical psychology and law.