In a few days Ukraine will have Parliamentary elections, the first Parliamentary elections since our Revolution. Both women and men stood at Maidan through months of days and nights for several months for the principles that are fundamentals of contemporary democratic states. One of the principles most central to those fundamentals is equality. In the Millennium Development Declaration, signed together with 189 countries, Ukraine declared that by 2015 women’s representation in the Parliament will reach 30% and, respectively, took on the obligation to create favorable conditions for that. Will Ukraine achieve this goal and we will see at least 135 women in the new Parliament? We are afraid not.
On August 27 Ukrainian Women's Fund conducted the final meeting "Equal participation of women and men in community mobilization as a vital component of rural development" under the project "Building capacity of AgroInvest partners to mainstream gender into rural development". The main goals of the events were to make conclusions on the project implementation, exchange ideas on possibilities to introduce gender sensitive practices in the processes of community mobilization, develop recommendations for further activities in rural communities development with consideration of gender component.
Ukrainian Women's Fund with support of USAID conducted in 5 regions (Zaporizhia, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne) two days' trainings on integration of the issues of gender based violence and HIV prevention in existing programs and innovative initiatives of HIV-servicing organizations and organizations working with the problems of gender based violence.
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Ukrainian Woman's Fund


International charitable organization founded in 2000. The UWF provides civil society organizations (CSOs) from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus with financial, information and consultation support.


To promote human rights and fundamental freedoms of citizens by strengthening CSOs;
To attract more resources to support civil society by developing a culture of philanthropy in Ukraine;
To facilitate the consolidation of women’s movement as an integral part of civil society in Ukraine, as well as in Moldova and Belarus;
To enhance public participation in decision making on different levels;
To increase public attention to issues of diversity and gender.


We strive to assist CSOs, specifically to women’s CSOs, to play an active role in the processes of democratization of society and to contribute to  equality, justice and respect to human rights by supporting the civil society development with financial opportunities.