Internally Displaced Persons and Communities: Building Tolerance Through Dialogue

Goal: strengthening host communities: assisting host communities in addressing various problems with IDPs, facilitating smooth integration of IDPs into communities and supporting local authorities in working with IDPs.

1) Empower IDP women to provide acceptable living conditions for themselves and their families in their new environment, feel more confident and stress resistant and support their integration into host communities;
2) Strengthen the capacity of host communities to effectively respond to internal displacement, demonstrate a higher level of tolerance and support to IDPs, create conditions for the successful integration of IDPs and improve communication.
3) Promote effective interaction between local authorities and IDPs.

Target audience: IDP women, representatives of host communities and local authorities.

Donor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Partner Organizations: Successful Woman (Kherson), Women's Informational Coordination Centre(Dnepropetrovsk), VIS (Vinnytsia), and Center of Gender Culture (Kharkiv).

Timeframe: February 2016 – May 2017

Geographic Coverage: Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk and Vinnytsia oblasts

Additional information: 

Research Study on Adaptation and Needs of Women IDP's from ukrwomenfund