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.
The National Academy of Prosecution of Ukraine (NAPU) hosted a meeting between the Academy’s faculty and representatives of PRAVO Police and the European Union Advisory Mission.
Thanks to recently newly installed audio-visual equipment, the Qualification Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors(QDCP) can now transmit its proceedings live through a dedicated Youtube channel, thus facilitating open access to legal information, ensuring transparency and encouraging public scrutiny of its work.