Minister for Veterans' Affairs of Ukraine Yulia Laputina met with UN Women Representative in Ukraine Erika Kvapilova. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister for Veterans Affairs Oleksii Illiashenko and experts of the UN Women Ukraine Svitlana Zakrynytska and Andriana Arekhta.
An issue at stake was the prospects of cooperation in the framework of the new project "Building a Democratic, Peaceful and Gender-Equal Society in Ukraine - Phase II", implemented by the UN Women Ukraine with the support of the Norwegian government. This project aims to support the implementation of the National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace, Security until 2025".
Yulia Laputina stressed the irreversibility of priorities for joint work on the policy of equal opportunities. She assured that the Ministry, guided by the principle of equal rights and opportunities for women and men, takes into account the needs of veteran women, / internally displaced persons in drafting orders of the Ministry of Veterans, laws and other regulations.
"At present, the Ministry of Veterans is co-author of 20 measures of implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325" Women, Peace, Security "for the period up to 2025. We are interested in cooperation with the UN Women Ukraine in new projects related to the development of a democratic, gender-equal society in Ukraine, " said Yulia Laputina.
The Minister also informed the UN Women Representative in Ukraine about several events held in early June under the auspices of the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs to demonstrate the important role of women in protecting the country, along with men. In particular, this is the Forum of Veterans, which was held under the slogan "Health. Security. Comfort ”on the basis of the First Women's Veterans Space REhub, which was attended by more than 50 veterans and volunteers, and the X Congress of the Women's Veterans Movement in the village of Koblevo - more than 60 participants, including active military.
"The Ministry for Veterans' Affairs fully supports civil society institutions that help veterans and their families in civilian life," Yulia Laputina underscored.