Supporting Emerging Women Leaders

Reporting Organization:National Democratic Institute
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,966,275
Timeframe: March 29, 2019 - December 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

National Democratic Institute

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ukraine - $ 4,966,275.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (48 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (12 %)

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The project aims to improve the lives of Ukrainian women and girls through more inclusive and representative policymaking. The project addresses individual barriers by training women candidates for elected office, organizing leadership training and mentorship opportunities, and encouraging women to advocate for change within their own parties. Socio-cultural barriers are addressed through a public relations effort aimed directly at Ukrainian citizens, support for the development of a consolidated platform to educate the public and demand greater gender equality, and through multiparty and cross-sectorial advocacy aimed at the public and at opinion makers. The project works directly with political party leaders to help them better understand the concerns and priorities of women and other marginalized groups, and to incorporate those concerns into the policymaking process, as well as to institutionalize gender equality mechanisms within their individual parties.

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Target Population

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

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased women’s political agency (defined as ability to run for office and influence policies), as party members, candidates, and elected officials; (2) improved effectiveness of national, regional and local alliances and networks to advocate for gender-sensitive policy change and policy implementation in Ukraine; and (3) increased responsiveness of Ukrainian parties, movements and coalitions to the priorities and concerns of women and other marginalized groups as constituents and as party members.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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