Women, Peace and Security: Generating Local Solutions Together

Implementation period:

December 2021 – November 2023


Chernivtsy, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Odessa, Vinnytsya, Volyn, Zaporizhzhya, and Zhytomyr oblasts

Target audience:

Regional authorities in 9 regions (regional councils, regional state administrations that are executive agencies, municipalities); law enforcement agencies (regional departments of the National Police, State Border Guard Service, State Emergency Service); social service providers for vulnerable groups (survivors of violence against women, war veterans, etc.); civil society organizations, including women’s CSOs, CSOs of war veterans, IDPs and other vulnerable groups – both at the regional and national levels; media; academia, including the faculty and students of universities of the law enforcement system. Female war veterans; women employed in law enforcement system; survivors of gender-based violence; internally displaced women; women facing compound discrimination (women with disabilities, elderly women, low-income women, Roma women, etc.)


About the project:

The project is aimed to help localize the 1325 National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security in nine regions of Ukraine. It equips regional stakeholders – law enforcement authorities, regional/local authorities, NGOs, media, activists – with methodology and tools to develop and implement catalytic context-specific and results-oriented regional policies on the 1325 agenda for 2021-2025 for empowering women and addressing specific peace and security-related concerns that they face. Regional stakeholders with have a chance to participatorily identify and assess security-related risks for women at the regional and local level based on a broader understanding of security embedded in the new NAP on 1325 for 2021-2025; support inter-sectional coalition building around the 1325 agenda between the stakeholders; facilitate feminist analysis of peace and security-related needs of target groups and 1325 regional policy/action planning based on the identified security-related needs of women.

Project objectives: