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the audience of successful, socially active women and men who support the idea of gender equality as an integral element of a democratic society and the key to sustainable development of the state.

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an opportunity to hear about the latest research, current trends in the development of gender policy in Ukraine and in the world. Join the discussion with top Ukrainian and foreign experts, community leaders, business and media.

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Ukrainian Women’s Congress will bring together top successful women and men from politics, business, NGOs and media to unite them around the idea of gender equality in various sectors of Ukrainian society as a basic element of sustainable development of our country.

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top speakers

The government officials will attend discussion platforms as well as Ukrainian and foreign parliamentarians, representatives of international organizations, local self-government, Ukrainian and foreign experts.

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discussion platforms

Discussion platforms refer to women’s political and civic empowerment at different levels and expanding their economic opportunities, involving women in peacekeeping and security, combating gender-based violence, and overcoming gender stereotypes and enhancing gender education.

MISSION

Ukrainian Women’s Congress is an on-going public platform, which shapes the gender policy agenda for Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, government, private sector, civil society and media.

CONGRESS PROGRAM

On 7th of December according to the program following issues will be discussed:

Take stock of the progress towards gender equality in Ukraine and identify further steps to ensure equal rights and opportunities of women and men. To discuss the concept of gender mainstreaming from a global perspective and its influence on the politics of other countries; to discuss a possibility of political evolution in Ukraine in the context of higher representation of women in politics and in the decision making process.

Share and discuss research findings with regard to the development of the Ukrainian society and the attitude to equal rights and opportunities of women and men; to discuss issues of perception of gender equality policy and non-discrimination.

Discuss Ukraine’s international commitments with regard to ensuring gender equality as an important aspect of the sustainable social development. In particular to identify the challenges and the opportunities with regard to the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security as well as the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Discuss the issue of gender equality in security and defense sectors, in law enforcement agencies, as well as issues women in military service and women veterans are facing.

Discuss the role of women in the sphere of economic development, obstacles for their participation in economic development; suggest methods for overcoming those obstacles with the consideration of the international experience. To discuss opportunities to support women’s entrepreneurship as an alternative to the dependent employment. To present success stories of women entrepreneurs.

Discuss leave for men in Ukraine and other countries. What is the difference in the attitude of men to parental leave and how to overcome stereotypes and increase the involvement of men in the parenting process.

On 8th of December according to the program following issues will be discussed:

Share honest stories of how to overcome stereotypes and to be free of restrictions, both internal and external. How equality and freedom affects Ukraine’s development.

Discussion platform: «HE for SHE»: men supporting women

Discuss why it is important for men to support women’s leadership and women and closely cooperate with them, why men should become feminists and why this is a trend nowadays.

Discussion: Best Practices of Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine

Discuss results of gender-responsive budgeting introduced in the consolidated communities illustrated by success cases, ways to share experience and promote gender-responsive budgeting as an effective tool for fair budget planning serving the needs of people.

To discuss the idea and principles of mentorship among women, the possibility of promoting this idea and supporting women’s leadership. The ways to develop women’s leadership and to create close connections between diverse networks of women, as well as to strengthen networking between women and gender-focused groups.

7th of December

On 7th of December according to the program following issues will be discussed:

Take stock of the progress towards gender equality in Ukraine and identify further steps to ensure equal rights and opportunities of women and men. To discuss the concept of gender mainstreaming from a global perspective and its influence on the politics of other countries; to discuss a possibility of political evolution in Ukraine in the context of higher representation of women in politics and in the decision making process.

Share and discuss research findings with regard to the development of the Ukrainian society and the attitude to equal rights and opportunities of women and men; to discuss issues of perception of gender equality policy and non-discrimination.

Discuss Ukraine’s international commitments with regard to ensuring gender equality as an important aspect of the sustainable social development. In particular to identify the challenges and the opportunities with regard to the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security as well as the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Discuss the issue of gender equality in security and defense sectors, in law enforcement agencies, as well as issues women in military service and women veterans are facing.

Discuss the role of women in the sphere of economic development, obstacles for their participation in economic development; suggest methods for overcoming those obstacles with the consideration of the international experience. To discuss opportunities to support women’s entrepreneurship as an alternative to the dependent employment. To present success stories of women entrepreneurs.

Discuss leave for men in Ukraine and other countries. What is the difference in the attitude of men to parental leave and how to overcome stereotypes and increase the involvement of men in the parenting process.

8th of December

On 8th of December according to the program following issues will be discussed:

Share honest stories of how to overcome stereotypes and to be free of restrictions, both internal and external. How equality and freedom affects Ukraine’s development.

Discussion platform: «HE for SHE»: men supporting women

Discuss why it is important for men to support women’s leadership and women and closely cooperate with them, why men should become feminists and why this is a trend nowadays.

Discussion: Best Practices of Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine

Discuss results of gender-responsive budgeting introduced in the consolidated communities illustrated by success cases, ways to share experience and promote gender-responsive budgeting as an effective tool for fair budget planning serving the needs of people.

To discuss the idea and principles of mentorship among women, the possibility of promoting this idea and supporting women’s leadership. The ways to develop women’s leadership and to create close connections between diverse networks of women, as well as to strengthen networking between women and gender-focused groups.

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