The work on promoting gender equality in Ukraine continues even in the time of full-scale war, proving that the times of crisis could be used as an opportunity for a positive transformation. Tireless efforts of civil society and its prominent allies in politics have already had some fruits in keeping the topic in the public discourse, updating the National Action Plan (NAP) on UNSCR 1325 ‚Women, Peace and Security’ (WPS), and the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).
Autor: Hanna Manoilenko
Hanna Manoilenko ist Pre-Doc-Forscherin am Programmbereich „Internationale Sicherheit“ der HSFK. Ihre Forschung konzentriert sich auf die Art und Weise, wie Geschlecht und Krieg in der Ukraine miteinander verwoben sind. // Hanna Manoilenko is a Predoctoral Researcher in the research department “International Security” at PRIF. Her research focuses on the ways in which gender and war are intertwined in Ukraine.
The Continuing Relevance of the “Women, Peace and Security” Agenda in the Context of Russia’s War on Ukraine
Ukraine has become one of the first countries to launch a National Action Plan (NAP) of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS) during a localized armed conflict and to update it during the full-scale invasion of the country. This blog unveils some of the ways that gender and war are intertwined in Ukraine while discussing the role of the WPS agenda.