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Thursday, November 26, 2020
How Ukraine’s gender quotas work in practice
A businesswoman from the southern city of Kherson, Eremenko has seen Ukraine’s local political system from the inside. After helping the Ukrainian army when war broke out in the east of the country in 2014, she ran for city council in a national...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
UNDP, Norway to work together in Ukraine to support women’s participation in local politics
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) today signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project boost women’s representation and participation in Ukraine’s decentralized local...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Preventing and combatting sexism at local level in Ukraine: A guide for women and men in local politics
On 2 July 2020, the Congress organised a webinar on “Preventing and Combatting Sexism at Local Level in Ukraine” to release a guide for women and men in local politics. It aims to equip local politicians in Ukraine with the knowledge necessary to...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Alyona Shkrum
Alyona Shkrum is the elected People's Deputy of Ukraine. Before being elected People's Deputy, Shkrum worked as a lawyer of (fellow) politician Iryna Herashchenko and as advocacy expert of UNHCR implementing partner NGO. This interview was conducted...
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Ukraine’s women leaders joined in Kyiv for the nation’s first women’s congress
Women are building Ukraine’s future and playing prominent roles more than ever before in the nation’s democratic transition – particularly since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity (also known as Euromaidan). Public demand for new faces in government,...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hanna Hopko
Hanna Hopko is a Ukrainian Member of Parliament and the head of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.
Women and conflict Ukraine: photo exhibition
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Women and conflict Ukraine: photo exhibition
4 December 2014 –A photo exhibition "Women and conflict in Ukraine", organized  by the UN Office in Ukraine together with the Ministry of Social Policy and Ukrainian Women's Fund. More than 40 pictures have been selected to be exhibited depicting...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Profile: Yulia Tymoshenko
A heroine of Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Yulia Tymoshenko has been released after spending three years in jail, in one of several dramatic events to have swept the country she once served as prime minister. The glamorous, fiery orator who helped...
Friday, September 13, 2013
NDI World Affairs Briefing Q&A: Supporting Women's Leadership in Parliament
NDI staff participants: Jacqueline Corcoran (Bangladesh), Lindsay Robinson (Sierra Leone), Natalie Hill (Ukraine), Mark De La Iglesia (Governance). Moderated by Susan Markham, director of Women's Political Participation.  Description:  A capable and...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Women’s Participation in Politics and Decision-Making in Ukraine: Strategy Paper
Gender equality in political participation is a fundamental aspect of modern democratic governance. Under international standards, both men and women should have equal rights and opportunities to participate fully in all aspects and at all levels of...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
NDI Ukraine survey on Women's political Participation
Public Perceptions of the 2012 Elections & Women’s Role in Politics and Government  Findings from a Survey of 1,210 adults over the age of 18 in Ukraine (We invoite our users to read the complete report here)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NDI Survey Shows Growing Ukrainian Interest in Increasing Women's Political Participation
Nearly half of Ukrainians think there are too few women in elected office, according to a survey released today by the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Ukrainians believe women politicians are better equipped than men to deal with many important...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ukraine: Ukraine's Iron Lady a Woman of Mettle
After breaking once again with President Viktor Yushchenko - her former ally during Ukraine's Orange Revolution - Ms Tymoshenko, 47, is clearly maneuvering herself to take his job. To read the full article, please visit Asia Online's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ukraine: Lack of women in top government posts highlights deep problems in administration
Lilia Ostapenko writes about the role of women in modern Ukrainian society. "Traditionally, as part of her Soviet heritage, Ukrainian woman always carried a hammer and a sickle alongside her man, picked up a rifle during war time, and laid...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ukraine: women are underrepresented in politics
Ukrainian's women politicians occupy 8 percent of seats in Parliament (36 seats out of 450). According to Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Tomenko, changing the electoral system in country will lead to a reduction of female parliamentarians. The...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ukraine: International Conference on “Current trends of development of national gender mechanisms in European countries”
The conference is jointly organized by the Government of Ukraine, Council of Europe, and UNDP, in the framework of the Ukranian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. For more information please visit: www.europeandcis....
Friday, January 22, 2010
Election: Ukraine
The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) 450 members are allocated on a proportional basis to parties with at least 4% of the total vote to serve 4-year terms.

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