April 2020

The Ukrainian Women’s Fund presented the final gender monitoring report of the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Women’s Fund in partnership with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) has been engaged in gender monitoring of the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine that took place on July 21, 2019.


The objective of monitoring was to provide a comprehensive gender analysis of the election process in order to identify opportunities and barriers for women participating in elections and their being elected as members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.


Election funds of candidates in single mandate constituencies were also analyzed based on the data provided in the candidates’ financial reports. The monitoring also included meetings with representatives of political parties, in-depth interviews with representatives of management bodies of political parties as well as women candidates and potential candidates.


The final monitoring report was presented at a multiparty forum “Equality in Politics” which took place on 22 April 2020.


The full text of the report in English is available for download by the link


See also

December 2020
This document is the result of focus groups, consultations and analytical work that began in July 2020 thanks to the project of the Ukrainian Women's Fund (UWF) “Women's movement at the frontline of response to post-COVID-19 challenges in Ukraine” supported by the European Union through the Rapid Response Mechanism for civil society organisations in the Eastern Partnership, and as part of its COVID-19 support to Ukraine.
November 2020
“The quota has worked, but it has proved to be less effective than expected. Thus, according to the results of the previous local elections, women received only 15 percent of seats in oblast councils (nearly twice less than now) and 20 percent in city councils. The 2015 local elections saw 30-32 percent of women on electoral lists, while now there are 43 percent of women. But let’s keep in mind that women constitute 54 percent of Ukraine’s population. Women are the ones who do a bigger share of work during elections as observers and members of election commissions. However, there are no women among the leaders of electoral lists, neither are they well represented in decision making bodies.”