Sabine Freizer Gunes: For gender-responsive recovery, it is important to know that women's voices are heard

Sabine Freizer Gunes, UN Women Representative in Ukraine: “This is a great opportunity for women who work in local and regional governments, women who work in civil society, and women who work in the economy to define what gender-responsive recovery means. Because we know that Ukraine is going to need a lot of investment, a lot of effort in the recovery phase, and it is very important that it is gender sensitive.”

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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.

Anastasiia Yeva Domani: How a transgender woman in Ukraine fought for her rights

Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Anastasiia Yeva Domani is a transgender woman from Ukraine who became an activist for transgender rights after fighting for her own right to transition with dignity. 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.

The second HeForShe Congress in Kyiv turned into a social experiment

Date: Monday, 11 November 2019

The second HeForShe Congress 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine was turned into a social experiment aiming to mainstream gender in Ukrainian society. During the experiment, 7 male industry leaders analyzed the pros and cons of implementing gender equality principles in their business with the support of seven female mentors. At the end of this social experiment on 17 October, the participants and their mentors shared their experiences and plans in a joint public talk about how businesses can be more…

5 HIV+ women on their rights

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Women face multiple discrimination not only based on their gender, age, skin color or ethnicity, but also based on their health status. Taboo topics, lack of sexual education, and deep-rooted stereotypes lead to a growing number of people living with HIV in Ukraine. Girls are diagnosed with HIV twice more often than boys. Both men and women living with HIV face discrimination, but women are left behind even more, when they are HIV+. They do not have decision-making power and the chance to…

Odesa International Film Festival joins global HeForShe movement

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The Odesa International Film Festival (OIFF), an Ukrainian film festival, joined HeForShe, the global solidarity movement for gender equality founded by UN Women, becoming HeForShe’s 25th strategic partner. As part of this partnership, OIFF and UN Women Ukraine created the HeForShe Prize, a new Film Industry Office award in the Pitching category that uses gender equality, human rights, and mutual support between women and men in plot or production to select films for award consideration.

President of the Odesa International Film Festival commits to HeForShe

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Victoria Tigipko, the President of the Odesa International Film Festival, commits to support gender equality and non-discrimination within their work. Odessa International Film Festival joined HeForShe in 2019, the global solidarity movement for gender equality founded by UN Women. An important contribution of the partnership is the emergence of a new award in the professional section of the Film Industry Office – HeForShe Prize, as well as a special screening of the film The Vice of Hope…

Addressing violence against Roma women

Date: Friday, 21 December 2018

In Ukraine, negative stereotypes and prejudices against Roma remain widespread. This leads to discrimination and unfair treatment carried out by state and non-state actors. It also leads to violent attacks targeting Roma. This is especially true for Roma women, who often suffer from multiple discrimination based on multiple factors, including ethnicity, gender, social status as well as disability, age and others.

Five Roma Women on the Challenges Roma Face in Ukraine

Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018

The majority of Roma women across Ukraine face intersecting forms of discrimination based on their gender, ethnicity and social status, which deepens their vulnerability and pushes them to the margins of the society. The most pressing issues are lack of civil registration documents, lack of quality education, stigma and violence, and low level of political and civil engagement among Roma women.

Gender Equality in the spotlight at Ukraine Fashion Week

Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018

On 1-6 September in Kyiv, Ukraine, human rights and gender equality took centre stage, as Ukrainian Fashion Week teamed up with HeForShe at Ukrainian Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019, a world class prêt-a-porter show that drew more than 20,000 visitors. Ukraine’s top fashion designers team up with HeForShe and draw attention to human rights, gender equality and freedom to choose. Five Ukrainian designers and five illustrators from some of Ukraine’s most successful fashion brands paired up to…

Regional Forum "Advancing Human Rights and Gender Equality through Community Mobilization for Empowerment"

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Regional Forum on Advancing Human Rights and Gender Equality through Community Mobilization for Empowerment has discussed the experience of the implementation of community mobilization for empowerment (CME) approach in the conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. During the Forum more than 120 women and men from 20 communities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions have shared their experience of applying the CME methodology, as well as results and lessons learned of its piloting by the local…

HeForShe + Ukrainian Fashion Week: Gender Equality in Fashion

Date: Monday, 3 September 2018

The HeForShe solidarity movement and Ukrainian Fashion Week have teamed up in a joint project to provide an opportunity for representatives of the Ukrainian fashion industry to join the dialogue on human rights and gender equality in Ukraine. Famous Ukrainian designers share their values and perspectives on the right to self-expression and the freedom to challenge social expectations and stereotypes of how we should look.

Youth Initiative to Combat Gender-based Discrimination and Stereotypes

Date: Monday, 30 July 2018

Joining efforts to combat gender-based discrimination and stereotypes. The joint event has been held in partnership with UN Women, Kiev International School, Kramatorsk City Council, Public Schools of Kramatorsk, Donetsk oblast #2,5,8,9,25,35; and Public Schools of Cherkaske and Mykolaevka communities in Donetsk oblast. The Kyiv International School students presented to their peers from Donetsk region feminist theatrical performance “Reviving Ophelia".

Committing to becoming agents of change at HeForShe Congress in Ukraine

Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018

HeForShe congress, organised by UN Women Ukraine in partnership with the media company WoMo and Ekonomika+ and held in Kyiv, drew local and international business, media, sports, religion, politics and development leaders to speak what gender equality meant to them – and to commit to being agents of change to promote it in the Ukraine. Initiated by UN Women, HeForShe is a global solidarity campaign that invites people – particularly men and boys – to make a visible, positive statement for…

Internally Displaced Women Have Become Agents for Change in Their Communities

Date: Sunday, 1 July 2018

UN Women with Ukrainian Women’s Fund have been supporting community mobilization for empowerment (CME) processes in Eastern Ukraine. 58 self-help groups have been formed, involving 364 women and 52 men, with 13% of these members being internally displaced persons (IDPs). IDP women in Donetsk and Luhansk regions started to identify and find solution for local gender-specific needs of most vulnerable groups. Empowered vulnerable individuals gained confidence and motivation, and advocated with…

Partnership for Advancing Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at the Local Level

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018

UN Women with Ukrainian Women’s Fund have been supporting community mobilization for empowerment (CME) processes in Eastern Ukraine. By providing new skills, knowledge and confidence to community groups, the CME process has already enabled mobilized women and men to conduct their own gender analysis of community needs, especially the needs of the most vulnerable, and to advocate with local authorities to incorporate those needs into local development plans and budgets. The video is produced…

Women Leaders of Self-Help Group Drive Local Development in Eastern Ukraine

Date: Friday, 29 June 2018

UN Women with Ukrainian Women’s Fund have been supporting community mobilization for empowerment (CME) processes in Eastern Ukraine. Mobilized women improved the skills and knowledge in leadership and advocacy. 20 of the self-help groups registered as Civil Society Organizations (CSO). This transition from the informal groups to a formal CSO demonstrated a sense of commitment and readiness to engage in advocacy with the authorities and other stakeholders to enhance women’s participation in…

Advancing the Rights of Women with Disabilities in Local Development

Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018

UN Women with Ukrainian Women’s Fund have been supporting community mobilization for empowerment (CME) processes in Eastern Ukraine. The CME process has enabled vulnerable women and men in the communities to identify and address their gender-specific needs. The Gender Accessibility Audit was conducted first time in Kramatorsk city with the direct participation of women and men with disabilities and identified the architectural and infrastructure barriers that restrict their access to public…

Building Safer Communities for Women and Girls

Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

UN Women with Ukrainian Women’s Fund have been supporting community mobilization for empowerment (CME) processes in Eastern Ukraine. 58 self-help groups have been formed, involving 364 women and 52 men. The mobilized groups together with authorities and law enforcement implemented locally owned interventions to prevent and respond to security and gender-based violence related needs of women and girls. The mobilized groups installed street lighting and established the Crisis Social Center for…

Violence Has No Excuse!

Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018

This video aims to raise awareness on prevention and response to Domestic Violence in Ukraine. It was made within the Joint UNDP-UN Women Programme “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-affected Areas of Ukraine” funded by the European Union.

Ukraine joins the HeForShe Campaign

Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Famous singer, jury member of the Ukrainian X-Factor and opinion leader Dmytro Shurov and his 14-year-old son Lev Shurov started the HeForShe movement as role-models and HeForShe advocates. A series of videos capture informal dialogues between father and son about women in politics and art, women champions in sports, shared family duties and domestic work, which all undermine persisting gender stereotypes in Ukrainian society. The videos aim to initiate discussion among Ukrainian youth. The…