Supporting women leaders in Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies

Women. Peace. Security. Success. Leadership.  Stereotypes... Challenges women in law-enforcement and peacebuilding are facing in their daily work.

These are just a few topics that were the focus of the discussion at the Kyiv Hall of Champions today during the national conference of women leaders supported by UNOPS in Ukraine.

The conference brought together women and men working for the National Police and the National Guard, the Border Guards Service, the Rescue and Emergency Service, the State Bureau of Investigations, the Office of the Prosecutor General and other law-enforcement agencies of Ukraine.

The conference also contributed to advance the implementation and monitoring of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA)’s National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace, Security” for the period to 2025, to ensure an equal representation of women and men in decision-making in the security and defence sector, following international standards.

Since 2019 UNOPS in Ukraine through its EU-funded PRAVO Police programme supports and builds the capacity of the Ukrainian Association of Women in Law Enforcement that unites more than 400 law-enforcement professionals and promotes gender equality and women's leadership, and focuses on preventing discrimination and gender-based violence.


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