Agency for Legislative Initiatives presented the results of the functional analysis of the scope and distribution of responsibilities for the implementation of gender equality policy.
The study was presented by:
- Svitlana Matvienko, the Chairwoman of the Council of the Agency for Legislative Initiatives;
- Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, currently the Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Integration of Ukraine into the European Union, and in 2016-2019 the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Ukraine;
- Anastasia Divinskaya, the Head of the UN Office for Women in Ukraine;
- Andriy Vyshnevsky, a lawyer and public administration expert;
- Dmytro Kuleba, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
In its study, Agency for Legislative Initiatives analyzed the world experience of building gender mechanisms at the state level and compared the practices of other countries with Ukrainian realities. Agency also studied in detail how the mechanisms for ensuring gender policy in Ukraine work. The study was conducted in several stages, including an analysis of legislation and a survey of government officials responsible for implementing gender equality policy.
At the end of the study, Agency made several recommendations to improve the organization of the mechanism in Ukraine – more effective implementation of gender policy.
The study was requested by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine in the framework of the UN Women’s Project “Strengthening Accountability for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in National Reforms, Peace and Security”, which aims to support joint efforts of the government, parliament, women’s groups and civil society organizations in fulfilling state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights in the process of reforming and ensuring peace and security.