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Women with disabilities are unable to access public services in eastern Ukraine, finds UN Women’s Gender Audit

Friday, December 29, 2017

While women with disabilities are mostly excluded from the local planning and decision making, when empowered they become active agents of change in their cities and communities. Public authorities and civil society organizations jointly identified the practical measures and steps to be implemented through planning and budgeting to address the specific needs and priorities of women and girls with disabilities in the conflict affected Kramatorsk city and Donetsk oblast. More

Women with disabilities are unable to access public services in eastern Ukraine, finds UN Women’s Gender Audit

Friday, December 29, 2017

While women with disabilities are mostly excluded from the local planning and decision making, when empowered they become active agents of change in their cities and communities. Public authorities and civil society organizations jointly identified the practical measures and steps to be implemented through planning and budgeting to address the specific needs and priorities of women and girls with disabilities in the conflict affected Kramatorsk city and Donetsk oblast. More

Press release: OK Live will feature anonymous streaming in support of global campaign against gender-based violence

Thursday, November 23, 2017

OK and UN Women will bring anonymous live-streaming to the OK Live app for one day on Saturday, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The participants will be able to record anonymously their personal stories and share how they have taken action and what needs to be done to end violence against women and girls. More

Living with HIV and violence: Women of Ukraine speak out and build solidarity

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In Ukraine, 35 per cent of women living with HIV have experienced violence since the age of 15. Many women cannot definitively say that they have experienced violence, because they have suffered and witnessed gender-based violence through generations and it has been normalized. For women living with HIV, lack of awareness, shelters and support services pose additional challenges. Peer-support groups and the National Women’s Forum on HIV, supported by UN Women is bringing awareness, action and new beginnings for HIV positive women survivors of violence. More

Winners of the "Picture Gender Equality" Comic Competition announced in Ukraine

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Winners of the “Gender Equality - Picture It!” comic competition, organized by UN Women in Ukraine, were announced in Kyiv on 21 July. More

From where I stand: “I was seven-months pregnant when displaced by conflict”

Friday, June 16, 2017

Svitlana Chychyrko was displaced by conflict in eastern Ukraine when she was seven-months pregnant. She delivered her baby away from home and shortly after received news that she had cancer. With determination and support from her peers, she overcame barriers and started a support club for internally displaced women with children. She now advocates for the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in host communities. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

Friday, June 9, 2017

During her first official visit to Ukriane, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with high-level government officials, civil society organizations, partners, donors and women survivors of violence. Women’s participation in peace and security processes, and the need to feature gender equality in all reforms and recovery and peacebuilding processes will be topics high on the agenda for discussions. More

Speech: “It is essential to have women in the centre of peacemaking”—Executive Director

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Opening Session of the Workshop on the Rights of Internally Displaced Women and Women Affected by Conflict in Recovery and Peacebuilding in Kyiv, Ukraine More

Internally displaced women of Ukraine find voice through interactive theatre

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

As the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, a local non-profit organization based in Kyiv empowers internally displaced women like Olesya Arkhypova by engaging them, along with women from the host communities, in live theatre. Together with local activists, the women depict and seek solutions to everyday challenges they face in host communities. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Ukraine and Moldova

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will undertake her first visit to Ukraine and Moldova this week. She will use this opportunity to reaffirm UN Women’s commitment to support both countries in their efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More

Police run against violence in Eastern Ukraine

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In conflict-affected Eastern Ukraine, a fun run brings police and community residents together as “Violence Has no Excuse” campaign kicks off to raise awareness of violence against women. More

In Ukraine, media explores gender biases through interactive theatre

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Media representatives, civil society activists and gender equality advocates from conflict-affected communities in eastern Ukraine explored gender roles, behaviours and biases and acquired knowledge and tools for gender-sensitive media reporting. The learning through the inter-active Forum Theatre – an approach, also called “The Theatre of the Oppressed,” was organized by UN Women in partnership with the “Theatre for Dialogue”, a non-profit organization, and... More

Police officers in Ukraine trained to be responsive to gender-based violence

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UN Women-organized five-day training course, which was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, UNDP and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health. The training course was designed for patrol, district and juvenile prevention officers. More

Women gain voice and leadership in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine

Friday, March 10, 2017

Crisis recovery and decentralization create complex challenges for conflict-affected areas. A UN Women initiative brought Ukrainian and Georgian women’s groups together to share experiences in getting most vulnerable populations to participate in local decision-making. More

Coordinated actions are needed to respond to HIV in Ukraine's crisis areas

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The on-going conflict in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine is not only destroying peace but is also tearing apart long-established links of specialised agencies, service providers, the civil society organizations working to support women living with HIV. More

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine steps up their concrete commitment

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ahead of the International Women’s Day, Ukraine’s highest body of state executive power has endorsed a historic initiative to place gender equality at centre of their highest possible level in the Government. This legislative milestone is bringing Ukraine’s compliance to the UN standards aspired in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. More

Call for media competition on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Journalists, bloggers and media representatives working in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are invited to submit their gender-sensitive reports (articles, blogs, stories etc.) on a variety of topics and make their own contribution to eliminate gender stereotypes and promote gender equality in Ukraine! More

Journalists learn how gender-sensitive reporting can foster conflict resolution

Friday, December 9, 2016

As part of Ukraine’s 16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign, 30 journalists from the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of eastern Ukraine received training on gender-sensitive, non-discriminatory reporting in conflict situations. More

Forum Theatre gives voice to internally displaced women in Ukraine

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

In an interactive theatre performance, women internally displaced by conflict in Ukraine shared the challenges they face integrating into their new communities with an audience of elected officials and representatives of civil society and international groups. More

Gender perspective crucial in Ukraine's crisis areas

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gender advocates and women’s groups brought their voices and experiences to a UN Women-supported consultation on the Luhansk Regional Development Strategy in Ukraine. Their recommendations say a gender agenda must be included if development planning is to meet the needs of women and those most affected by Ukraine’s on-going eastern conflict. More

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