Author : Iryna Sampan. Read the original text at Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. We are soon entering new year. A woman in Ukraine has fewer rights than a man. Respectively, a woman has fewer opportunities than a man.
Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the “Honoring Ukrainian Women of Courage” Event
We're All In! Ukraine Moving Forward on Women's Participation
In the economic stagnation and failed reforms of the post-Soviet transition period, Ukrainian women have faced many obstacles to their full and equal participation in the labor force. Widespread employer discrimination against women in the recruitment process limits women's access to jobs, including many high-paying and prestigious jobs. Employers in both the public and private sectors regularly specify gender when advertising vacancies and use information they require in interviews regarding family circumstances to deny women employment. Age and appearance requirements also arbitrarily exclude women from jobs for which they are professionally qualified. Employers justify their preferences for male employees on stereotypical assumptions about women's physical and intellectual capacities and their family responsibilities. As a result, women are increasingly pushed into low-wage service sector or public sector jobs or seek employment, including secondary employment, in the unregulated informal sector. Many women choose to go abroad to seek better economic opportunities, a choice that may leave them vulnerable to being trafficked into the commercial sex industry or other forms of forced labor.
Obstacles to Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peace Efforts in Ukraine
This report is part of the Inventories, to be made by the University of Amsterdam, for all 14 countries involved. It focuses on a gender analysis of work and employment. History 2. Under the Soviet regime, Ukraine in particular suffered from intellectual oppression and agriculture collectivisation, to become after an important center of Soviet steel and arms industry. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country had great difficulties in adapting its governance system and consequently in its economic transition, in the s resulting in widespread poverty.
By gaining the skills to become a political leader, she challenged gender stereotypes and broke new ground, and Ukrainians elected a new Parliament that looked markedly different from previous legislatures. Yurynets, who hails from Lviv, won a seat in a by-district, single-mandate race, by which 50 percent of Parliament is elected. Yurynets first entered regional politics in when she was elected to the Lviv Oblast Council. Then, in October , she won a seat in Parliament. Yurynets believes that her parliamentary campaign was successful because of her civic activism representing the interests of thousands of citizens in Lviv oblast during the Euromaidan protests in late and early