It seems my real hgh quality life started in 2007, when I won the First Step to Success contest. Then feelings were incredible, as I met famous women-leaders successful in professional and social life; I received knowledge for my further development and, in fact, today have result, - Evelina Gurnytska, 2007 program winner, tells her story

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Opening of photo exhibition "Women and Conflict in Ukraine"

Every year on November 25 Ukraine joins the international community in conducting 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaignwhich lasts till December 10.

The campaign is aimed to raise awareness of gender violence as human rights violation and call to fight against gender based violence and impunity that causes spreading violence against women.  

According to the questionnaire on occurrence of gender based violence conducted by UNFPA, 19,4% of women in Ukraine aged 15-49 experienced physical violence; 7,9% suffered from sexual violence, 68% of victims of violence haven't addressed for help. These data prove urgent necessity and importance to raise the level of awareness of gender based violence in Ukraine and implement coordinated action against it.

To join 16 Days Against Violence Campaign UN in Ukraine together with the Ministry of Social Policy and Ukrainian Women's Fund conduct the photo exhibition "Women and Conflict in Ukraine". Over 40 photos selected for the exhibition tell the stories of Ukrainian women, who perform different roles in hard times for Ukraine – they are women-soldiers, women-doctors, women-volunteers, etc.

Official opening of the exhibition will take place on December 3, 2014 at 17:00 in the premises of the Small exhibition hall in Ukrainian House (Kyiv, 1, Khreschatyk street).

Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, Maryna Poroshenko, the First Lady, Board Chair of Petro Poroshenko Charitable Fund (to be confirmed), Lyudmyla Denisova, the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine (to be confirmed), Nuzhat Ehsan, UNFPA Representative in Ukraine, Natalia KArbowska, Board Chair of Ukrainian Women's Fund, Iryna Herashchenko, the President's commissioner for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions will take part in the opening ceremony.

For accreditation, please, call: (044) 253-00-53, (096) 667-27-65, e-mail: Contact person – Lyudmyla Lompas.  

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