Olena Kondratiuk, co-chair of inter-fractional parliamentary association in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “Equal opportunities”, Vice-speaker of Ukrainian Parliament, announced that the next UWC will traditionally take place in the first weeks of December. She mentioned, that the first persons of the state, women’s organizations’ leaders, representatives of international organizations and NGOs are going to take part in it.
«We try to involve everyone interested in gender gap reducing together with decision-makers of our state to one place. Therefore, Congress will be not just the platform for gender discussions, but also the driving force for political decisions, Ukraine’s decision-making point”, – said Olena Kondratiuk.
She also mentioned that Congress takes place during Ukraine makes a serious progress in gender inequality reducing. «The low level of involving women to politics and authorities has been one of the most acute gender problem in Ukraine. But after new parliament and government formation the number of women increased, and situation is becoming better. We are sure: the next Global Gender Gap Report, annually prepared by World Economic Forum, will show higher rating of Ukraine”, – said Olena Kondratiuk.
500 participants from Ukraine and abroad are expected to visit the 3rd Ukrainian Women’s Congress.