UNOPS and the Ukrainian Association of Women in Law Enforcement signed a Memorandum of Understanding and agreed to enhance cooperation aimed at promoting gender equality, women empowerment and leadership in Ukrainian law-enforcement ranks. This includes, but is not limited to, promoting enabling environment for the professional development of women within law-enforcement agencies, ensuring gender sensitive infrastructure and prevention of discrimination.
The European Union Pravo-Police programme delivered the first three of 13 prefabricated modules to the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) to be used at checkpoints on a strategic road to Melekine, just outside of Mariupol. When they arrive, the remaining modules will be used at six other National Police checkpoints in Donetsk region. The modules – delivered together with ten police pick-up cars, 1,162 first aid kits, 700 fire extinguishers, and a state-of-the-art portable explosive ordnance scanner – will allow police to operate in hard-to-reach locations, and significantly enhance their ability to ensure safety of local communities. The overall worth of the EU support totals EUR 600,000.
In 2020, the world experienced a year like no other in living memory, and no organization escaped the impact of COVID-19. Rather, organizations re-invented “on the fly” how they could manage their business, among them the PRAVO Police Programme.
Kyiv, 20 January 2021 - The EU and UNOPS delivered 45 video-teleconferencing systems and computers to 19 regional prosecutor’s offices, which will speed up and simplify coordination between the Office of the Prosecutor General, regional and local prosecutor’s offices.
Mariupol, 20 January 2021 - The EU and UNOPS delivered 718 First Aid Kits that will be used in patrol police and specialized task forces cars in the Donbas Main Department of the National Police.
Today the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) announced the launch of two state-of-the-art modular data centres at undisclosed locations, networked with existing NPU telecommunications infrastructure. The new data centres will support operations and more than 45,000 police officers across Ukraine, at national and community levels, including 102 Police emergency lines. The new equipment is designed to provide police with cutting-edge security and data efficiency.
Even before COVID-19, domestic violence was one of the most widespread human rights violations in Ukraine. Fueled by the restrictions on movement, the vicious circle of economic, psychological and social stress, domestic violence has multiplied, spreading across the world as a shadow pandemic.
On 20 November 2020, the European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) provided the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) with nine patrol cars and nine police cars for domestic violence mobile response groups.
The European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) delivered modern ICT equipment to the National Police of Ukraine.
This week, the Head of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi District State Administration (Odesa oblast), hosted a workshop on community and safety policing with 22 representatives of local authorities, the police station, amalgamated communities and other local organisations.
Enhancing cooperation between the police, local authorities and civil society is the key objective for a series of 9 workshops on community policing and community safety organised this summer by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM Ukraine) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) within the ‘Pravo Police’ support package.
Every day more than 15,000 police men and women ensure law and order on the streets of Ukraine. Many professionals can work from home. Police officers do not have this option.
On 16 July 2020, the European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) provided to the National Police of Ukraine high-performance personal protective equipment, including more than 150,000 respirators, 170,000 medical masks and 60.000 protective overalls.
When the word ‘infrastructure’ is mentioned, the picture that often comes to mind is men working on construction sites. Although the number of women graduating with engineering degrees is increasing, very few women ultimately take up civil engineering as their career. Why? In part because biases still exist when it comes to women working on infrastructure projects – we are still seen differently. This starts from university classrooms – and continues onto construction sites.
International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, is an opportunity to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in their communities.
New recommendations and standards for prosecutors were the focus of discussion at the "Developing Guidelines and SOPs for Prosecutors in Ukraine" workshop which took place on 18 December 2019 and was jointly organized by the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine and the European Union funded PRAVO Police, on the initiative of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
ICT equipment worth more than EUR 350,000 was provided by the European Union thorough the Support the Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine in the Areas of Police and Public Prosecution and Good Governance (PRAVO Police) Project and was successfully delivered and installed.
“We are strong as individuals but together we are powerful” reads the motto of the Association of Women in Law Enforcement that unites women and men from several law-enforcement agencies from all over Ukraine.
The Project Executive committee brought together officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Police of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the Support Group for Ukraine, the EU Advisory Mission and UNOPS to discuss and agree on the key priority areas for the PRAVO Police for the year ahead. The endorsed support programme included six areas, among which support to the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) in enhancing its capacity in criminal investigations, public order and policing services frameworks, enhancing intelligence led policing IT systems and support to the Main Department of the NPU in Donetsk oblast.