Advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Ukraine through effective development co-operation and finance

Authors/editor(s): This publication was prepared by international development finance expert Teresita Kelly Lopez-Treussart, with valuable input from Larysa Magdyuk, national consultant, as part of UN Women Ukraine project “Gender equality at the centre of reforms, peace and security” funded by the Government of Sweden.

The report presents an overview of the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of development effectiveness and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It specifically focuses on recent efforts to promote gender equality globally by the Group of Seven (G7) and UN Women, particularly in the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

The report discusses key international normative frameworks in place to support the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment at the country level, as well as identifies the main opportunities and challenges to the successful implementation of national legislation and other key policy measures undertaken by the government of Ukraine. It also highlights a number of initiatives and projects that attest to the vibrancy and strength of development cooperation on gender equality in Ukraine.

The report assesses the level of national and international public finance investments in favour of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine. The findings indicate that further government efforts are still needed to increase the financial resources for gender equality and to track them effectively. It also illustrates the quality of the interactions and collaboration between government authorities and key development partners working on gender equality and women’s empowerment on the ground.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Ukraine

Subject area(s): Governance and national planning; Financing for gender equality; Gender-responsive budgeting; Institutional mechanisms; Monitoring and evaluation; Human rights; Intergovernmental processes

Resource type: Assessments; Evaluation reports; Institutional reports; Project/programme reports

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 90

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