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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 ONLINE 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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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 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 25th of November according to the program following issues will be discussed:

This discussion aims to debate the outcomes of the local elections in Ukraine. To evaluate the changes in the national legislation in terms of quotas and open party lists as well as how that has influenced the women political participation. What kind of issues appeared during the election – did the election process comply with the pandemic prevention regulations? How was the election process like and whether the women’s rights to participate at the election have been ensured without any discrimination? What international observers conclude about the elections, especially in the context of gender equality and preventing discrimination during the election process? After elections, how did the women’s and men’s political participation change on the regional level?

What are the prospects for involving women in the national peace process around settlement of the temporarily occupied territories issue? Can the experience of women military soldiers in international peacekeeping missions be applied in the peace process in Ukraine? What are international best practices for involving women in peacekeeping and peacebuilding?

Are equal working conditions created for women and men in enterprises? What kind of barriers and stereotypes are out there for women’s role in business? Do enterprise companies implement the best gender-sensitive practices in their internal policies? Are there any issues?

Does legislation ensure equal conditions and proper protection for entrepreneurship for men and women? The pandemic consequences – do women-entrepreneurs, who lost their small and medium businesses due to the pandemic, get support? Are there any soft loan options for small and medium businesses run by women? What are the success stories of women’s entrepreneurship on the regional level?

On 26th of November according to the program following issues will be discussed:

Foreign ambassadors will share their thoughts and respective countries’ experience on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in their national policies, on ensuring gender equality and protection of human rights in particular.

How has the pandemic affected regional politics and programs implementation in terms of ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men? Which are the prospects for developing the local gender policy after elections as well as is the gender policy on their agendas? Which tools and measures does the local authorities introduce to ensure the needs of different groups of women and men?

25th of November

On 25th of November according to the program following issues will be discussed:

This discussion aims to debate the outcomes of the local elections in Ukraine. To evaluate the changes in the national legislation in terms of quotas and open party lists as well as how that has influenced the women political participation. What kind of issues appeared during the election – did the election process comply with the pandemic prevention regulations? How was the election process like and whether the women’s rights to participate at the election have been ensured without any discrimination? What international observers conclude about the elections, especially in the context of gender equality and preventing discrimination during the election process? After elections, how did the women’s and men’s political participation change on the regional level?

What are the prospects for involving women in the national peace process around settlement of the temporarily occupied territories issue? Can the experience of women military soldiers in international peacekeeping missions be applied in the peace process in Ukraine? What are international best practices for involving women in peacekeeping and peacebuilding?

Are equal working conditions created for women and men in enterprises? What kind of barriers and stereotypes are out there for women’s role in business? Do enterprise companies implement the best gender-sensitive practices in their internal policies? Are there any issues?

Does legislation ensure equal conditions and proper protection for entrepreneurship for men and women? The pandemic consequences – do women-entrepreneurs, who lost their small and medium businesses due to the pandemic, get support? Are there any soft loan options for small and medium businesses run by women? What are the success stories of women’s entrepreneurship on the regional level?

26th of November

On 26th of November according to the program following issues will be discussed:

Foreign ambassadors will share their thoughts and respective countries’ experience on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in their national policies, on ensuring gender equality and protection of human rights in particular.

How has the pandemic affected regional politics and programs implementation in terms of ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men? Which are the prospects for developing the local gender policy after elections as well as is the gender policy on their agendas? Which tools and measures does the local authorities introduce to ensure the needs of different groups of women and men?

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