Advancing Gender Equality in the Security Sector in Ukraine

Advancing Gender Equality in the Security Sector in Ukraine

Advancing Gender Equality in Security Sector in Ukraine

The Parliamentary Centre presented the results of our latest research on ‘Advancing Gender Equality in Security Sector in Ukraine’ in a special event on December 8, 2021. The research is a part of  our PASS Ukraine project in partnership with the Agency for Legislative Initiatives.

The analysis highlights contemporary  needs  and  gaps  specific  to  gender  equality  and  security sector  reform. This is part the Rada’s work on security  and  defense  legislative  design. They are also responsible for implementation  and oversight.  The findings reveal the high workload of the parliamentary secretariats and often lack of gender equality expertise lead to the fact that gender analysis isn’t undertaken routinely. To address this, the study suggests engaging with the CSOs and building on their specialized knowledge on gender equality and SSR. Findings of the report will be publicly available soon. This work will contribute to advancing gender equality in the security and defence sector in Ukraine and will further support Ukraine’s place in the Euro-Atlantic family of democracies. 

The invitation-only event attracted a strong show of interest and support with 47 participants including Anita  Vandenbeld,  Member  of  Parliament  of  Canada,  Parliamentary  Secretary  to  the Minister  of  International  Development, Oleksandr  Korniyenko,  First  Deputy  Chairman  of  The  Verkhovna  Rada of  Ukraine,   Olena  Kondratyuk,  Deputy  Chairman  of  The  Verkhovna  Rada of  Ukraine, Ivanna  Klympush-Tsintsadze,  Chair,  Committee  on  European  Union  Integration,   Verkhovna  Rada, a diverse group of gender and security sector experts, and a wide variety of civil society and development partners from Canada and Ukraine.

PASS Ukraine aims to promote peace and stability in Ukraine by supporting the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to play its central role in formulating, implementing, monitoring and reforming security policy. This project is made possible thanks to the support of the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) of Global Affairs Canada.

The Parliamentary Centre will continue to support the Rada as it works to strengthen its procedures for the functioning of Temporary Commissions of Inquiry and the handling of confidential information.  

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