Executive Director of UN Women, UN Deputy Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Hagstrom signed an agreement on the financing of Gender Equality in National Reforms and the Establishment of Peace and Security in Ukraine project. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian government.
The project provides a budget of five million euros and is developed for four years.
"The financing will be aimed at providing an integrated national mechanism for introducing gender equality in sectoral reforms through supporting the work of the newly created Office of the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, as well as assisting in the implementation of Women, Peace, Security National Action Plan," the press service said.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze stressed that the priority tasks of this project are: monitoring the current state of gender issues in Ukraine and the dynamics of social changes, implementing a pilot project to introduce the position of advisers in law enforcement agencies, enhancing the institutional capacity and improving the coordination of all structures that should ensure gender equality.