On August 8, the School of Gender Mainstreaming started. This is an educational project launched by the Higher School of Public Administration together with the NAUCS with the support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Sweden, at the initiative of the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy.
During the opening of the School of Gender Mainstreaming, the participants were greeted by Nataliіa Aliushyna, Head of the NAUCS, Kateryna Levchenko, Governmental Commissioner for Gender Policy, and Marcin P. Waletzky, Director of the NDI in Ukraine.
In August-September, the School of Gender Mainstreaming will provide two programs on gender-oriented governance to improve the skills of nearly 100 civil servants.
The training is targeted at professionals whose responsibilities include ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men.
Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about the institutional mechanism of gender policy formation and implementation in Ukraine. They will also be able to strengthen their practical skills and abilities to take into account the gender approach in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies, integrating gender equality principles into the management and administration of public institutions.
According to Nataliіa Aliushyna, Head of the National Agency, "it is important to strengthen the institutional capacity of public institutions. In particular, to implement the principles of gender-oriented governance, which is based on the concept of human rights, the principles of non-discrimination and combating inequality. Ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men is a factor in preserving the professional core and management potential of the civil service".