The Government of Ukraine actively introduces mechanisms for securing and protecting of women's rights, starting from professional activities to participation in public decision-making, and all transformations being introduced take into account the gender aspect. The Prime Minister issued the said statement during the 1st Ukrainian Women's Congress. The event, organized with the support of the Inter-faction deputy union “Equal Opportunities”, gathered together 300 most active and successful women and men from different spheres, including politics, business, NGOs and the media in order to unite them around the idea of ensuring gender equality as a basic element of sustainable development of our country in various sectors of Ukrainian society.
The Head of Government stressed that the utmost should be done in order to change the consciousness of citizens towards gender issues. "We already have embarked on this way - from amending the legislation to the development of tools that will allow women to participate in decision-making. We have started to move forward on many issues," he emphasized.
The Prime Minister recalled that a special Gender Equality Office under the Cabinet of Ministers will shortly start its work.
He thanked the organizers of the congress for the beginning of a good tradition - a meeting with a wide range of actors where burning issues pertaining to the development of the state and the society can be discussed.