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Switzerland allocates EUR 5m for gender equality, peace project in Ukraine

Switzerland allocates EUR 5m for  gender equality, peace project in UkraineExecutive Director of UN Women, UN Under-Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Hagstrom have signed an agreement on financing the project "Gender Equality in National Reforms and Establishment of Peace and Security in Ukraine."

This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

"The project provides for a budget of EUR5 million and is designed for four years," the press service of Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said.

The funds will be used for providing an integrated national mechanism for introducing gender equality in sectoral reforms through supporting the newly established office of the government commissioner for gender policy, as well as aid in implementing the national action plan "Women, Peace, Security."

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze stressed the priority tasks of this project are monitoring the current state of gender issues in Ukraine and the dynamics of social changes, implementing a pilot project to introduce the post of advisers in law enforcement agencies, enhancing the institutional capacity and improving coordination of all structures that should ensure gender equality.
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