January 2019

Advocacy Academy Within IDPs and Host Communities Project

The Advocacy Academy has launched today in Kyiv as part of the Internally Displaced Persons and Host Communities: Building Tolerance Through Dialogue Project and brought together women activists from 6 regions of Ukraine.

On January 22-24, 36 participants, together with a trainer and presenters of successful cases, will study key components of advocacy, conduct risk assessments, investigate causes and consequences, and learn about advantages of coalition building. A small grant competition will be announced within the Project to support advocacy campaigns developed and implemented by representatives of initiative groups and NGOs at the local level.

The Project is implemented by the Ukrainian Women's Fund in partnership with the Dnipropetrovsk NGO “Women's Information-Coordination Centre”, NGO “VIS”, Centre of Gender Culture, Successful Woman Kherson Regional Centre, NGO “Intelligence of Sumy Region”, and Public Initiatives Association and with the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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February 2019
About a thousand people have improved their business skills; 112 of them have received grant support in the form of equipment needed to start a business and have created 71 new jobs. Another 43 existing businesses have been granted free equipment that enabled them to create 207 new jobs.
January 2019
NGOs representatives from Vinnytsya, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Khmelnytskyi Oblasts learned about reporting requirements of the Ukrainian Women's Fund, agreed on communication within the project to ensure broad coverage of all projects that will be implemented in 5 oblasts.
December 2018
A new project of international organizations has been presented in Zaporizhzhia. According to the Project, the community mobilization for empowerment will be implemented in 5 amalgamated territorial communities of the region within the next 3 years.