Mobilizing women against violence, ensuring respect for human rights and gender equality

The annexation of the Crimea and the warfare in the East gave rise to a new term in the history of Ukraine – “internally displaced persons”. The untimely response of the state to the problems caused by the military conflict has led to the surge of all forms of violence against IDP women. Taking into account the new challenges, in 2016, Convictus Ukraine launched a campaign to mobilize displaced women against domestic and gender violence, which was later transformed in the activity on counteracting violence against women. In this area Convictus Ukraine implements such programs:

 

  • «Equal access of women affected by violence to the assistance». The aim of the activity is to reduce the risks of violence, traumatism, re-traumatization, and the spread of socially dangerous diseases among marginalized women through increasing the access of the victims of violence to the assistance through providing shelters/centers for the victims. The project is implemented with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

 

 

  • «Femgeneraction» is a project implemented under the Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant from the Australian Government. The goal is to provide equal opportunities for the development of girls and women in remote rural and mountainous areas with particular attention to access to comprehensive, safe and quality services and development proposals. Project audience: girls, women and elderly women of rural and mountain regions of Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions. The activity is carried out with the financial support of the Australian Embassy in Ukraine.

 

Contact person: Yuliya Tsarevska, project manager, [email protected]