Community mobilization for empowerment in Ukraine: A practitioner's guide

Authors/editor(s): Simon Forrester

The community mobilization for empowerment (CME) methodology was originally developed and piloted by UN Women in Moldova as a part of the UNDP-UN Women joint integrated local development programme, funded by the Government of Sweden. The purpose of this CME practitioner’s guide is to explain in more detail the CME process, its benefits, and implementation. The guide is mostly aimed at assisting those directly using the CME methodology. This includes mobilizers in communities, staff and volunteers of support organisations, such as civil society organizations and members of self help groups. Other important institutions and organisations of local governance and development, security officials, and local businesses, can also use this guide to identify practical ways in which they can support the CME process.

This publication has been produced by the UN Women Ukraine as part of the the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) is being implemented by four United Nations agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Thirteen international partners support the Programme: the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland & the UK.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Ukraine

Subject area(s): Rural women; Human rights–based approach; Decentralization; Gender-responsive budgeting

Resource type: Manuals/guides

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 112 (English), 120 (Ukrainian)

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)