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Sweden Allocates EUR 5 Million To Ukraine For Gender Equality Programs

Sweden Allocates EUR 5 Million To Ukraine For Gender Equality Programs

UN, Sweden, Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, gender quality

The Kingdom of Sweden has allocated EUR 5 million to Ukraine for implementation of a program for gender quality.

Press service of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"UN Deputy Secretary General / Executive Director of the EU Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Ukraine Martin Hagstrom signed an agreement for financing of a project entitled Gender Equality in National Reforms and Restoring Peace and Security in Ukraine. The total budget of the project is EUR 5 million and it is designed for four years," the statement said.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on June 7, the Cabinet of Ministers had introduced a position of a special representative for gender policy.

In March, the Cabinet commissioned Klympush-Tsyntsadze for matters of gender equality.

Klympush-Tsyntsadze advocates for raising up to a third the number of female members of the Verkhovna Rada in the Cabinet.

Klympush-Tsyntsadze also advocates for appointment of special responsible for gender equality in law enforcement and security services.

In April, the Cabinet approved the concept of state social program for gender equality for the period until 2021.

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