Strengthening the economic independence of women, countering violence and ensuring gender equality

Strengthening the economic independence of women, countering violence and ensuring gender equality

 

The goal is to improve the economic well-being of women and to build affordable and effective care for vulnerable women.

 

The main focus of our activities is the availability of services and ensuring the provision of services based on the principles of human rights.

We understand that women who lack economic stability and security are at greater risk of trouble, violence, and dependence, so we help women become more independent, inspire them to start their own business, learn, retrain, and be the masters of their own destiny.

 

Since 2016, our organization has been providing technical support to Vasylkiv ATC (until 2021 – Vasylkiv district) in organizing the activities of a shelter for victims of domestic and gender-based violence. We work together with local governments to develop intersectoral cooperation in responding to violence. We attract additional resources to meet the basic needs of women and children in shelters.

 

 

Area components:

 

Establishing coordination and the process of providing funding for services for victims of violence in the newly created districts of Kyiv oblast

 

The aim of the activity is to ensure an effective response to violence against women in the Kyiv oblast by establishing coordination and the process of providing funding for services for victims of violence in the newly created districts of the Kyiv oblast.

 

The activity involves the following:

  • Organization and holding of district advocacy activities with the involvement of decision-makers and representatives of specialized services;
  • Advocacy for the establishment of interdepartmental groups/coordinating bodies for combating violence at district administrations;
  • Assistance in the development of district programs/action plans to combat violence;
  • Providing support in the process of allocating funds from budgets for services for victims of violence, taking into account the principle of equal access to assistance for women from key populations;
  • Enhancing cooperation with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to ensure the regulation of barrier-free access of women to assistance.

 

The activity is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.

 

Contact person:

Yuliya Tsarevska, Project Manager, [email protected]

 

Women Included: Nurturing Growth and Security (WINGS)

The purpose of the activity is to improve the economic well-being of women belonging to vulnerable and marginalized groups in Kyiv and Kharkiv oblasts.

Target groups of the project: rural women; Roma; women with disabilities; women victims of violence; women released from prisons; women living with HIV; women affected by the war in eastern Ukraine.

The activity envisages:

  • Involvement of women in project services that will help to gain knowledge and skills in running their own business, employment, productive organization of their own lives;
  • Involvement of women in educational activities to organize their own business;
  • Providing women with tools for effective communication, tools for self-development and self-improvement.

 

The activity will cover Kyiv oblast (Baryshivka, Rzhyshchiv, Vasylkiv, Uzyn ATCs and Obukhiv town) and Kharkiv region (Nova Vodolaha, Blyznyuky, Oleksiivka, Kolomak ATCs and Lozova town), a total of 8 ATCs and 2 cities.

Project theory of change:

If women, in particular rural, from most vulnerable and marginalized groups, believe in their strengths, have sufficient knowledge and skills, are in a friendly development environment that strengthens the capacity to be employed or involved in entrepreneurship, they will be economically secure, leading to more inclusive economic well-being of everyone in Ukraine.

The activities are supported by the Pact Institute with funding from the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine.

 

Contact person:

Yuliya Tsarevska, Project Manager, [email protected]

 

 

Access to comprehensive support for women who use drugs in the situation of violence

 

The aim of the activity is to provide access to women who use drugs to quality, comprehensive services of shelters and psychosocial care centers. Building professional, tolerant human rights-based care.

 

The activity involves:

  • Improving the process of assessing the needs of women who use drugs;
  • Establishment of barriers to receiving services of shelters and psychosocial care centers;
  • Improving the quality of services provided on the basis of shelters and centers of social and psychological assistance, women who use drugs and victims of violence;
  • Involvement of representatives of the government, business, education, social sphere, mass media, police and women from the community in the dialogue on ensuring barrier-free access to shelters and centers of psychosocial assistance;
  • Conducting discussion clubs using the forum-theater methodology (Odesa, Kyiv and Chernivtsi regions).

 

The activity is supported by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network .

Contact person:

Nataliia Reshetova,[email protected]

 

 

 

Trans*Map

 

In 2020, Convictus Ukraine became a partner in Ukraine of the Trans*Map regional project with the support of the Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights and Gender and Sexual Diversity (the project covers 6 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia).

The activity aims to expand and strengthen HIV prevention and treatment services for trans* people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The activity envisages:

  • Expanding opportunities for trans* people in accessing medical and social care;
  • Ensuring compliance of services and national priorities with the needs of the target group;
  • Accumulation of strategic information for use in the development of services and programs;
  • Conducting information classes, in particular among the healthcare community.

 

Contact person:

Friedrich Symonenko, [email protected]