Provoked? Violence is a crime – call the police

Often, it is agreed that it is more difficult for men to control their anger by nature. Only 59% of people will call the police if they see a man beating up his wife/partner. "Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?)" campaign aims to challenge the victim-blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine.

This video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN agencies: UNDP, UN…

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If not us, then who? UN Women in Ukraine tell the stories of women leaders during the war

Date: Monday, 13 June 2022

Despite all the horrors and difficulties of the war, millions of Ukrainian women keep working to bring victory closer. Every day they serve to the community and volunteer. The women save people’s lives, provide civilians and the army with food, medicine, and care. They advocate for crucial decisions, coordinate work and heal their communities. Thanks to the courage and strength of such women, Ukraine’s is protected, and a free future becomes closer. This manifesto was created by UN Women…

Provoked? Violence is a crime – call the police

Date: Monday, 6 June 2022

Often, it is agreed that it is more difficult for men to control their anger by nature. Only 59% of people will call the police if they see a man beating up his wife/partner. "Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?)" campaign aims to challenge the victim-blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine.

This video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN agencies: UNDP, UN…

Hundreds of women community mobilizers across Ukraine unite communities for positive change

Date: Monday, 5 July 2021

Community Mobilization for Empowerment (CME) is an effective method for getting members of any community mobilized and actively involved in local decision-making. The process assists vulnerable women and men to understand their rights, build up their personal capacities, strengthen their links with other community members, and identify priority actions that will contribute to ensuring their rights are fulfilled. The CME methodology has been successfully used and applied in several districts…

New Scars interactive theatre tells stories of domestic violence survivors in Ukraine

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The New Scars project collected real stories of Ukrainian women, and their physical and psychological wounds. The audience learned about these stories through various art forms, including theater, television, as well as co-created their own theatrical performance in an interactive game format with multiple endings on https://scars.org.ua/. The premiere of the performance "New Scars" took place on November 25 at Dovzhenko center in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Women are key to peace, Anastasia and Svitlana

Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020

Anastasia and Svitlana were internally displaced due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. They met in their new peaceful town and decided to join forces to improve the lives of those affected by the conflict. In their new community, they now help other internally displaced people restore documents, get social assistance, find housing. This story is a part of the UN Women campaign Women Are Key to Peace realized with the financial support of Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark and the European…

Women are key to peace, Olga’s story

Date: Saturday, 5 December 2020

Olga Martynenko is the head of the infectious disease department at the Central hospital in Druzhkivka, Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine. She used to treat the wounded soldiers during the active fighting, and now leads a team of women in the fight against COVID-19. This story is a part of the UN Women campaign Women Are Key to Peace realized with the financial support of Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark and the European Union.

Women are key to peace, Maryna’s story

Date: Friday, 4 December 2020

Maryna Danylova, elementary school teacher from Slovyansk (conflicted-affected city in Eastern Ukraine), used to support Ukrainian troops with basic needs and helped organize presidential elections in the community in 2014. Now she supplies books from Ukrainian publishers to the soldiers and exchanges literature between the battalions. This story is a part of the UN Women campaign Women Are Key to Peace realized with the financial support of Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark and the European…

Women are key to peace – Iryna’s story

Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020

Iryna Kovalenko is a public mobilizer in Siversk in Eastern Ukraine, and an entrepreneur who, together with like-minded women, takes steps to return her community to normalcy after the conflict. She builds playgrounds, employs local women in her bakery, and is running for local office. This story is a part of the UN Women campaign Women Are Key to Peace realized with the financial support of Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark and the European Union.

Women are key to peace, Oksana’s story

Date: Friday, 13 November 2020

This is the story of Oksana Rusanova, a physics lecturer at the Donetsk University, who had to flee her city due to the conflict. Now she is teaching physics at the Children’s Science Club, where she helps students build robots, conduct experiments, and even build bridges. She also teaches students to solve conflicts and be aspiring leaders. This story is a part of the UN Women campaign Women Are Key to Peace realized with the financial support of Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, and the…

HeForShe Congress 2020: How leaders drive change in corporate values

Date: Monday, 5 October 2020

In Ukraine, HeForShe Congress, an event which unites progressive businesses around the theme of gender equality and non-discrimination, takes place for the third time. This year, the congress is held online and includes 5 thematic videos which will provide businesses with practices and cases to help them realize gender equality. The first video is “How leaders drive change in corporate values,” where StarLightMedia and Ferrexpo Poltava Mining executives discuss the new business era with…

HeForShe Congress 2020: Why businesses should invest in women's potential

Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020

In Ukraine, HeForShe Congress, an event which unites progressive businesses around the theme of gender equality and non-discrimination, takes place for the third time. This year, the congress is held online and includes 5 thematic videos which will provide businesses with practices and cases to help them realize gender equality. In this second video, our speakers explain how and why businesses are already creating internal and external programs to support women's growth, for instance, SAP’s…

HeForShe Congress 2020: Why businesses should be a safe space for workers

Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020

In Ukraine, HeForShe Congress, an event which unites progressive businesses around the theme of gender equality and non-discrimination, takes place for the third time. This year, the congress is held online and includes 5 thematic videos which will provide businesses with practices and cases to help them realize gender equality. In the fourth video of the HeForShe Congress 2020 social restaurant Urban Space 500 and the Ukrainian IT company talk about how safe space helps their teams be more…

HeForShe Congress 2020: What are the KPIs for gender equality in businesses

Date: Friday, 2 October 2020

In Ukraine, HeForShe Congress, an event which unites progressive businesses around the theme of gender equality and non-discrimination, takes place for the third time. This year, the congress is held online and includes 5 thematic videos which will provide businesses with practices and cases to help them realize gender equality. The fifth video of the HeForShe Congress 2020 is “What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) for gender equality in businesses,” where we discuss why gender…

Provoked? Harassment is not a compliment

Date: Saturday, 23 May 2020

35 per cent of the Ukrainians believe that unwanted touching, stroking, hugs and other actions of a sexual nature from an unknown person is not a sexual violence. Another 73 per cent are sure whether jokes and hints of a sexual nature from a stranger is considered a sexual violence. Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the…

Provoked? Women are not just caregivers

Date: Friday, 22 May 2020

77 per cent of the Ukrainians believe that women’s most important role is being a caregiver — taking care of the house, husband and children; cooking food for the family. In addition to 43 per cent that agreed that a good wife should not doubt her husband’s opinion even if she doesn`t agree with him. Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the…

Provoked? There is no “boys' sport” and “girls' sport”

Date: Thursday, 21 May 2020

54 per cent of the Ukrainians believe that women are naturally more vulnerable and weak, and that it is harder for them to handle difficult situations. Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN agencies: UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and FAO. The Programme is…

Provoked? Stalking is not love

Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Every second Ukrainian agreed with the statement that it is by nature more difficult for men to control their aggression. Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN agencies: UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and FAO. The Programme is supported by twelve…

Ukrainian Women’s Fund representative Anastasia Perepylytsia on effects of COVID-19

Date: Friday, 17 April 2020

Anastasia Perepyltysia from Ukrainian Women’s Fund in Zaporizhzhia region talks about the key problems for women living in rural areas, including the lack of access to basic medical products and services due to suspended public transportation. In critical situations, they have to pay additional costs to hire private transportation to get to the hospitals or pharmacies located in regional or local centers. She remarks that women with disabilities or those suffering from underlying diseases…

Yaroslava Kravchenko: Ukrainian director uses the power of the play to combat gender-based violence

Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Yaroslava Kravchenko is the producer and creative director of the “Wild Theatre”, currently one of the most popular independent theatres in Ukraine. She started her own theatre company to stage contemporary stories and to take on critical social issues affecting Ukraine. Her story is part of the “25 Women” series UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia produced for the Generation Equality campaign, marking the 25th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.

UN Women Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute award women artists with an historical award

Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020

UN Women Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute presented an independent Women in Arts 2020 Award to highlight the achievements of women working in the cultural sphere and acknowledge their contributions and inspire new achievements. HeForShe advocates Michael Schur and Yaroslava Kravchenko moderated the ceremony. Musical guests and YUKO, a Ukrainian music group that combines folk and contemporary genres performed at the closing.