The National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service and UN Women in Ukraine continue cooperation in the field of gender equality.
In 2023, a number of important projects were implemented to strengthen the institutional capacity of the public service. First of all, it is about implementing the principles of non-discrimination and combating inequality. This was noted by Nataliia Aliushyna, Head of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, during a meeting of the Advisory Committee of the UN Women project "Transformative Approaches to Gender Equality in Ukraine".
According to her, the procedure for collecting and processing information on the number of civil servants by gender has been improved. Gender competencies of civil servants are also developed. For example, as part of the Summer School of Training Excellence, a special short-term programme "Training Technologies for Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Abuse and Assisting Victims" was prepared in cooperation with the Higher School of Public Administration. This programme trained 25 trainers.
Together with the Ukrainian Association of Women Lawyers "YurFem", a video training course "Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Abuse and Assisting Victims" was developed. The course, which is published on the Higher School's educational platform, is in great demand. As of 15 December, 2,376 people were registered for the course, and 1,587 people received a certificate of completion.
UN Women in Ukraine is a long-term co-organiser and participant in the implementation of the international Richelieu Forum. For three years in a row, a separate international seminar has been held as part of the forum. Also, with the support of the organisation, this year the annual All-Ukrainian competition of creative works among young people was held for the fourth time. Among its nominations, the most popular is Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men.
We are currently finalising the production of the educational series "Famous Ukrainians in Nation- and State-Building Processes". It will reveal to viewers the figures of prominent personalities in the history of our country.
Nataliia Aliushyna noted that the NAUCS plans to continue joint programmes with UN Women in Ukraine to promote gender equality and the rights of women and men, in particular in the context of European integration processes and Ukraine's accession to the EU.
The priority work plans for 2024 include the continued development and implementation of training programmes on gender equality and women's rights and opportunities for public servants. In particular, mentoring programmes as an effective tool for developing women's leadership in public administration, gender-oriented budgeting, and the implementation of EU standards in the field of gender equality.