Advancing Gender Equality Through Decentralization

Reporting Organization:UN Women
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: March 27, 2019 - March 30, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UN Women

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ukraine - $ 3,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (33 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (24 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (3 %)

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The project aims to reduce inequalities between men and women, particularly those facing multiple forms of discrimination, in Ukraine. It aims to help the Government of Ukraine enhance the delivery of its gender-responsive services to all citizens by institutionalizing effective gender equality policy making, implementation, monitoring and reporting within national, regional and local governments. The project helps Ukraine develop specific policies, capacities, tools, processes and practices for the implementation of the requirements of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international bill of rights for women. The project collaborates with the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing, local authorities, amalgamated territorial communities, women’s groups and civil society organizations. This collaboration works to implement the decentralization reform, a critical and comprehensive reform delivering national gender equality priorities at all levels of government. This collaboration increases the identification of the differentiated needs of women, girls, men and boys, and government response to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. The project also supports human rights-based social advocacy groups to address deep-rooted causes of discrimination.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcome for this project includes: strengthened implementation of the national government policy commitments that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at national, oblast and local levels.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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