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

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.

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UN Women Connect 2023 Conference in Lviv

Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024

The UN Women Connect 2023 Conference in Lviv brought together 35 civil society partner organizations that currently provide their very important and urgent support for women and girls throughout the territory of Ukraine.

The video gathered the impact of feminist organizations to strengthen their voice and increase awareness in Ukrainian civil society.

This video is funded by The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) with technical support of UN Women…

The Women's Economic Empowerment Congress took place in Lviv, Ukraine

Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024

On 4–5 December 2023, in Lviv, UN Women Ukraine held the Women's Economic Empowerment Congress (hereinafter referred to as the Congress) for European integration and gender-responsive recovery. The Congress brought together more than 70 representatives of business associations, companies, state institutions, local self-government bodies, international development partners, and civil society organizations. During the two-day event, attendees participated in panel discussions, presentations,…

150 women entrepreneurs from all over Ukraine took part in this year's Women's Entrepreneurship Satellite Expo 2023 organised by UN Women

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2023

On 27 October 2023, UN Women organized the Women's Entrepreneurship Satellite Expo 2023 in Lviv. The event brought together more than 150 participants, including established women entrepreneurs from different parts of Ukraine looking for opportunities to enhance their professional growth. It also welcomed self-employed women and female employees interested in exploring new opportunities and collaborations with private companies.

The event…

#нестерпиться: День 16. Анна Неплях, модель

Date: Monday, 11 December 2023


У 2021 році близько 45 000 жінок і дівчат у всьому світі були вбиті своїми інтимними партнерами або іншими членами сім'ї. Це означає, що в середньому понад п'ять жінок чи дівчат щогодини гинуть від рук когось із членів власної родини. У 2022 році щодо вчинення домашнього насильства до Нацполіції звернулись майже чверть мільйона людей.

В умовах війни ситуація погіршилася: за 5 місяців 2023 року кількість звернень зросла на 38,8%, порівняно із таким самим періодом 2022…

#нестерпиться: День 15. Злата Огнєвіч, співачка

Date: Monday, 11 December 2023

В Україні немає статистики щодо сталкінгу. Наразі такого поняття не існує і на законодавчому рівні, однак Стамбульська конвенція про запобігання насильству щодо жінок розглядає сталкінг як один з видів гендерно зумовленого насильства та передбачає протидію сталкінгу. Країни-учасниці конвенції зобов’язуються криміналізувати поведінку щодо людини, яка змушує боятися за свою власну безпеку. Насильству над жінками та дівчатами можна запобігти. Для цього ми повинні усунути фактори ризику…

Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, European Commission - on UN SC Res.1325

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023

Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, European Commission - on UN SC Res.1325

National Action Plan for Implementation of UN SC Res. 1325 on Women, Peace & Security until 2025

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023

The National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security until 2025

Olena Shavkun - UN Women in Ukraine (EN Subt)

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Olena Shavkun was compelled by the Russian occupation to flee her native Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk region. Olena and her family eventually relocated to Lukashevo in the Zaporizhzhia region, where she is now the organization's coordinator for "Safe Space for Women and Girls."

Watch the video of Olena's story and her journey from the owner of a small shop in the Donetsk region to the founder of the shelter.

Swedish circles - UN Women in Ukraine (EN Subt)

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

A conversation and experience-sharing method known as Swedish circles were introduced in Safe Spaces in the Zaporizhzhia area. As a result, the women had the chance to share their experiences and communicate, as well as learn new skills that enabled them to launch their own businesses and advance in their first steps.

Watch the video for more details about Swedish circles' format and participants' feedback about their own experiences.

Economic security - UN Women in Ukraine (EN Subt)

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Special focus is given to women's economic opportunities, including financial literacy and business planning, as part of the "Safe Spaces for Women and Girls" campaign. After all, simply having a business idea in a new location is clearly insufficient. Watch the video to learn how Safe Spaces participants develop new skills to improve their own economic capability.

Psychologic security - UN Women in Ukraine (EN Subt)

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

The war in Ukraine significantly impacted everyone's lives.

One of the most important needs of internally displaced women and girls is psychological safety. Before the "Safe Spaces for Women and Girls" project in the Zaporizhzhia Region was launched, this was the conclusion reached by the UN Women in Ukraine team.

Watch the video about the project's implementation and the participants' feedback .

UN Women launched the "Safe Spaces for Women and Girls" pilot project in Ukraine

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

UN Women launched the "Safe Spaces for Women and Girls" pilot project in Ukraine in September 2022. The project is based on the Global Initiative "Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces," which has been creating, putting into practice, and assessing strategies to reduce complex sexual violence against women and girls in public places for more than ten years.

UN Women is working to adapt this campaign to the local environment in collaboration with women's rights…

Women in Arts. The Resistance Award 2023

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023

For the fourth year in a row, UN Women and the Ukrainian Institute hosted the Women in Arts. The Resistance Award to highlight the achievements of Ukrainian women working in culture and the arts and to celebrate their contribution to victory. The winners were announced on March 7, on the eve of International Women's Day 2023.

“Women in Arts” is an independent award founded in 2019 by the Ukrainian Institute and UN Women Ukraine as part of the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender…

Strength, courage, faith, courage - all this is about Ukrainian women

Date: Friday, 24 March 2023

Strength, courage, faith, courage - all this is about Ukrainian women. Our mission is to talk about it every day, but today is a special day.

Women volunteers, artists, doctors, scientists, defenders, leaders and activists are united today as never before. Faced with the threats and horror of war, they stand in line with dignity!

About 60,000 women are currently in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 5,000 of them take part in active combat operations, and millions more…

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.