Regional Forum on “Advancing Human Rights and Gender Equality through Community Mobilization for Empowerment (CME) in Ukraine“ is taking place on 24-25 April 2018 in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk region. During the Forum women and men from 20 communities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will share their experience of applying the Community Mobilization for Empowerment methodology, as well as results and lessons learned of its piloting by the local governments and women’s self-help groups in Eastern Ukraine.
The NGOs from Ukraine and Lithuania have presented a new European Union funded project that will cover 5 oblasts of Ukraine. The Project “Women as agents of change, peace building and conflict prevention at the grassroots level in Ukraine” will contribute to the development and effective implementation of regional action plans for the implementation of the National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Women, Peace and Security through 2020.
The Ukrainian Women's Fund launches a new program in Moldova and announces a contest for the position of the Program Coordinator with the experience of work in non-profit organizations.
Women’s groups in Georgia, Germany and Ukraine have implemented projects and then got together for a conference “Feminists in Dialogue – Bridging the Gaps” in Kyiv for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Nov 25th) to present key findings of their projects.
In summer 2017, Ukrainian women’s/feminist organizations were invited to take part in the assessment of movement capacity. The self-assessment was carried out using a capacity assessment tool developed and kindly provided by the Global Fund for Women.
On May 31, 2017 the Women’s Voices documentary play was staged in the Les Kurbas Centre for Theatre Arts in Kyiv. The play is a narrative of Ukrainian women who faced forced displacement.
Ukrainian community mobilizers have returned from Georgia with a clear action plan for self-help groups in their communities. The Georgian experience proved to be extremely useful and usable.
The training of trainers of the Financial Awareness for Confident Future Program was launched on February 8 in Kyiv. The Financial Awareness for Confident Future Program is implemented by the Ukrainian Women's Fund within the USAID-funded Transformation of the Financial Sector Project.
On 17-21 November, Kyiv hosted a training for future community organizers within the “Community Mobilization for Empowerment in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts” Component implemented by the Ukrainian Women’s Fund.
On October 28, Kyiv hosted a round table on global experience in implementing gender perspectives in security and defense sectors. At the round table conference, the representatives of Ukraine reported on progress made in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security.