On July 10, Deputy Minister of Social Policy Natalia Fedorovych met with Head of the Ukrainian Office at The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation Eugenia Benigni at the office of the Ministry of Social Policy, during which the parties tackled a new project of the Foundation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation works in five regions of the world, among its partners are over a hundred women's organizations that play an important role in social processes.
The Foundation supports women in regions affected by war and conflict to empower them and build women’s leadership.
There were participating in event experts of the Department for Gender Development and counter-Trafficking in Persons, the Department of International Affairs and the Protocol Office of the Ministry of Social Policy.
"Among the priorities of our work is the formation of zero tolerance of any form of violence in Ukrainian society, as well as building among citizens, first and foremost among young people, of understanding that human rights, human dignity are the essential values", Natalia Fedorovych noted.
The Deputy Minister emphasized the importance of counteracting violence, informing about the criminal responsibility for domestic violence and gender-based violence and providing comprehensive assistance to victims of violence.
"The Law of Ukraine "On Prevention and Combating of Domestic Violence" adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in December 2017, requires the bringing of more than 30 normative legal acts into compliance with it", Natalia Fedorovych emphasized.
The parties discussed ways of cooperation in development of the capacity of civil society organizations, increasing women's participation in decision-making, preventing gender-based violence and protecting the rights of victims.