NGO “Kremenchuk Anti-Corruption Centre”, a UNP WG1 member, launched the Initiative “Prospects for Recovery and Advocacy for EU Membership: the Regional Dimension” within the project “Supporting the activities of the UNP EaP CSF 2021-2023”, which is implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting with the financial support of the EU.
The Initiative was launched in Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad region.
On May 26, a roundtable discussion “National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” was held in the small hall of the City Council.
The event was attended by Viktoriia Kosiak, Secretary of the City Council; Oksana Huida, Head of the Kremenchuk Anti-Corruption Centre, representatives of the executive bodies of the City Council, the Public Council, deputies of the City Council and heads of neighbourhood committees.
Opening the meeting, Viktoriia Kosiak said: “Today, women have a great responsibility on their shoulders. At such a difficult time for Ukraine, women are holding the line at the front and working in the back. The issue of gender and women in peace and security is being discussed at the highest levels in our country. Oleksandriia takes into account the priorities of the state, and in the last few cadences a number of city-based community development programs have been adopted, which include aspects of security measures”.
Oksana Huida, founder and Head of NGO “Kremenchuk Anti-Corruption Centre”, presented the main provisions of the National Action Plan 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” and explained the program concept and objectives.
Its main objectives are the equal participation of women and men in decision-making, including in the defence and security sectors; the establishment of a gender-sensitive system for identifying and responding to security challenges; the implementation of a transitional justice system based on the principles of equal rights and opportunities for men and women; and protection against gender-based violence and sexual violence in armed conflicts and peacetime.
The roundtable participants discussed the possibilities of applying the main provisions of the National Action Plan 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” in the development of program documents at the local level and had an opportunity to put questions to the experts on the aspects of localisation of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security”.
The Initiative is implemented within the project “Supporting the activities of the UNP EaP CSF 2021-2023” funded by the European Union, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.