UN Women in Ukraine

UN Women Ukraine
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UN Women is a United Nations agency that works to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment. 

In Ukraine, UN Women started its work in October 2015 and went from implementing individual projects to opening an office in 2018.

UN Women's activities in Ukraine are focused on three key thematic areas: Women, peace, security, and gender-based violence, as well as gender-responsive governance, including gender-sensitive recovery and European integration and humanitarian assistance.

UN Women in Ukraine provides technical support for developing and implementing sectoral policies, advocacy, social mobilization, and capacity-building activities to government authorities at all levels, human rights institutions, women's initiative groups, civil society organizations, and the private sector.

Each year, the organization joins various global and national initiatives aimed at overcoming social stereotypes, discrimination, and violence against women and girls and empowering them in professional and public life. Among the organization's largest events are the Women in Arts Award, the Women's Entrepreneurship Exhibition (EXPO), the Women's Economic Empowerment Congress (WEE Congress), the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality, campaigns within the global initiative "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls" and International Women's Day.