December 2021 – November 2023
Chernivtsy, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Odessa, Vinnytsya, Volyn, Zaporizhzhya, and Zhytomyr oblasts
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.)
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.