In Focus: War in Ukraine is a crisis for women and girls
The war has severely impacted social cohesion, community security and the resilience of local communities, especially women and girls. Lack of access to social services including schools and strained community resources have increased the care burden of local women who are responsible for the care of children, persons with disabilities and elderly family members.
As women continue to bear different and additional burdens of war, they must be represented in all decision-making platforms on de-escalation, conflict prevention, mitigation and other processes in pursuit of peace and security for the people of Ukraine and beyond.
Statement on Ukraine by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director
Today marks one year since the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The past twelve months have seen continued escalation of attacks and the destruction of Ukraine’s civil infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, government buildings and power plants. The Ukrainian people have endured immense suffering. Read more >>
Securing Gender Equality in Ukraine Amidst the War
Women and men, girls and boys have been deeply impacted by the escalation of war in Ukraine in 2022, causing an immediate humanitarian crisis and massive disruption to peace efforts.
UN Women remains committed to continue delivering results across strategic priorities in Ukraine, exercising its triple mandate encompassing normative support, UN system coordination, and operational activities – to mobilize urgent and sustained action to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. This brief provides a snapshot of key gender equality results to which UN Women Ukraine contributed in 2022. Read more >>
The hidden front of Ukrainian educators during the war
Olesya Bozhko is the head of "Space of Knowledge", a Ukrainian NGO helping children to receive high-quality free education and supporting women educators who lost their jobs due to the war. Bozhko is one of 17 women activists and civil society organizations (CSO) representatives working with vulnerable women’s groups, who participated in UN Women’s She Media School, a capacity building project aimed at improving women’s representation in the media. As the war in Ukraine reaches its one-year anniversary, it is essential to highlight women’s voices, particularly of those working to uphold women’s rights. Read more>>