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The largest leadership event for the equality of women and men in Ukraine – the 5th Ukrainian Women’s Congress will take place on September 15-16 in Kyiv

The 5th Ukrainian Women’s Congress “Women’s leadership as a value” will take place on September 15-16, 2021 in Kyiv and will unite national and international authorities representatives, business, public sector and media on Ukraine’s largest leadership event in the sphere of women and men rights equality.

2 days, 30+ top speakers, 6 platforms, 4 side-events and live translations.

The 5th Ukrainian Women’s Congress will start with a discussion about the main achievements of the equality policy during the Independence period. It will also be an attempt to realize the way of Ukraine towards equality – do we go as evolution or revolution? The speakers will provide their forecast of time frames and the number of efforts required for our society to become free of stereotypes and Ukraine to achieve significant progress due to the progress of its people’s potential.

Many famous people will join the event as speakers: Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Kondratiuk, the Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksii Reznikov, the Vice-prime minister of Ukraine – the Minister of reintegration of occupied territories of Ukraine, Maryna Lazebna, the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ann Linde, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC), Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs in Los Angeles.

Additionally, there will be some discussions that became traditional during the past years: women’s participation in politics, women in security, defense and peacebuilding, women’s role in economics and innovations and women’s leadership in local communities and political processes. Also, special events and new formats will be represented.

Among the abovementioned, the “History Project” by the Ukrainian Women’s Congress in partnership with the Ukrainian association of the women’s history explorers. The project tells the stories of 10 local female activists, whose work in the late 19th – early 20th century was an example of women’s leadership in the period of absence or serious limitation of women’s rights, and who fought for improving the state of women in different spheres.

Join the event!
Offline: Fairmont Grand Hotel, 1, Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska St., Kyiv
Online: live translation at the UWC’s official website https://womenua.today/

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