On October 28, the Government approved the National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace, Security". It is designed for 2020-2025 and will help ensure equal participation of women and men in overcoming armed conflicts, establishing peace, and combating gender-based violence.
"In a country where women and men defend Ukraine's eastern and southern borders, there is no room for sexism and discrimination. Women must be included in decision-making processes and all appropriate conditions for decent service must be created for them. The Plan approved today will be a guide for the authorities on how to overcome this problem. Successful conflict resolution and the maintenance of a peaceful dialogue equally require the participation of women and men, and today we have taken an important step in this direction," commented Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.
According to the official, the National Plan takes into account the priorities of the Annual National Program under the auspices of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. This program is based on the recommendations of the North Atlantic Alliance, in particular on reforms in the security and defense sector, ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men.
"Apart from the military aspect, the National Plan is aimed at humanitarian aid. All women affected by the conflict, including internally displaced persons, must be provided with relevant social and medical services and access to justice. This Plan will allow to identify all potential challenges and solve them in advance," stressed Olha Stefanishyna.