That which does not kill us makes us stronger. There were number of trials in my life, and I learned to repeat for myself and for other people, that everything happens for the better, and under no circumstances one can lose heart! While we fight - we live! Ilnytska Yulia, 2012 winner
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UWF announces grants competition "Institutionsl development of youth civil society organizations"
Within the First Step to Success young womens leadership program Ukrainian Womens Fund would like to invite the participants of the five days school to take part in the competition Institutional development of youth civil society organizations. The program is implemented with financial support of Mama Cash.
UWF announces mini grants conpetition-2014
We invite to participate all winners of the First Step to Success Program, who haven't got grants from Ukrainian Women's Fund before.
Meeting of the Program participants in 2014
On May 29 Kyiv hosted the opening ceremony of the ninth meeting for the First Step to Success Program winners. Simultaneously the five days school was organized for the Program winners in the years 2006-2013.
Meeting of the Program participants in 2014. The first day
On May 29 Kyiv hosted the opening ceremony of the ninth meeting for the First Step to Success Program winners.
Meeting of the Program participants. The second day
Master-classes, meeting with organizational committee and invited guests, presenting projects and awarding of contest winners occurred on the second day of common meeting of the Program participants.
Meeting of the Program participants in 2014. The third day
For the contest winners of the year 2014 it was the last day of this meeting, but at the same time it can be one of many days of common movement for the girls who stay active and will continue their collaboration with Ukrainian Womens Fund and the First Step to Success girls network.
Meeting of the Program participants in 2014. The fourth day
It is possible to develop organization's capacity through different tools and methods. Participants of the 5 day's school acquired new experience, received new knowledge and skills.
Meeting of the Program participants in 2014. The fifth day
A unique event: representatives of UN agencies in Ukraine together with the First Step to Success Program participants conducted the round table, where discussed the importance of supporting women's initiatives, assisting women's participation in political life of the country and the necessity to response the acute challenges of today.
Gratitude to sponsors, donors and partners of the program in 2014
Ukrainian Womens Fund expresses its gratitude to all companies and organizations that supported the First Step to Success Program in 2014 and contributed to development of civil society activism ion the new wave of girls and women of Ukraine.
Thanks to youth team of the program co-organizers in 2014
First Step to Success Program has been developing together with its participants. The Program winners of previous years offered their naster classes, shared their experience. We are sure that all girls who conducted master classes are open for collaboration and if necessary are ready to discuss the problems. So, we invite you to continue collaboration between the network participants.
Photo stories from the meeting of the Program participants in 2014
We invite you to have a look at photo stories of the events of May 29 - June 2, 2014. The Meeting of the Program winners and the five days' school for strengthening organizational capacity of civil society organizations for the Program participants of the years 2006-2013.
Invitation to the annual meeting of 2014 Program winners
30 girls from different places of Ukraine are invited to the meeting of young women and girls-leaders within the First Step to Success Program
The UWF announces the five days` school for the Program participants in the years 2006-2013
This fives days' school will be conducted for the Program participants who created and run own organizations or have plans to create civil society organization.
Contest of the First Step to Success Program - 2014
In the year 2014 the Program contest is announced in a new format. We invite to participate the girls who are ready to become leaders and improve life around them.
We invite you to participate in a common project of counteracting violence against women and girls
Dear First Step to Success participants, We invite you to take part in the new initiative of Ukrainian Womens Fund.
The UWF supported projects within 2013 mini-grants program
Within 2013 mini-grants program Ukrainian Women's Fund supported 5 projects submitted by winners of this year First Step to Success contest.
Young team of co-organizers for 2013 meeting
We are sincerely grateful to young team of co-organizers for the 2013 meeting!
Meeting of the First Step to Success program winners 2013
On June 27-29, 2013 Kyiv hosted the meeting of the First Step to Success Program winners.
Congratulations to 2013 Program winners
Meeting of 2013 First Step contest winners will tae place on June 27-29 in Kyiv. 20 girls whose ideas were selected as the best to improve lives of local communities will meet to exchange experience, ideas, to get acquainted with successful people, acquire new skills during trainings.
We invite active girls and young women from Moldova to participation
International Charitable Foundation Ukrainian Womens Fund launches a long-term campaign First Step to Success, aimed at opening potential of girls future leaders, developing their leadership abilities and skills, as well as involving girls in active participation in social life of Moldova.
Forum of girls-leaders in Zhytomyr
About 50 active girls aged 17-23 with leadership abilities and own ideas of improving life of community gathered on April 20 at the Forum of girls-leaders of Zhytomyr region
2013 mini-grants competition for participants of previous years
We invite to participate First Step to Success Program participants, who have not received grants from Ukrainian Women's Fund before.
FirstStep to Success Program - 2013 starts its contest!
We invite you to try your strength and join participants of the First Step to Success All-Ukrainian Program.
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International meeting of young female leaders from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus
International meeting of young female civil society leaders from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus took place in Kyiv on November 28-30, 2012.
Ukraine, Belorus and Moldova are waiting for positive changes - reflection of the program participants
During the international meeing Youth`s Charity Unites Countries in Kyiv young leaders from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus created the strategy of encouraging youth to social life and development in regional communities of the three countries.
Announcement of the international meeting of the new project participants within the First Step to Success Program
Within the project Youth's Charity Unites Countries, the international meeting will bring together young representatives of civil society from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.
New project: Youth Charity Unites Countries
The new youth project of First Step to Success Program: Ukraine-Moldova-Belarus was launched!
Training on writing proposals for winners of 2012 contest of letters of intent
On September 28, 2012 in Kyiv there was a training on writing proposals for the girls, authors of letters of intent, who received the majority of votes for ideas of improving life of local communities.
New procedure of assessing applications for grants competition
Participants of grants competitin will themselves choose winners of selectin stage.
Community of Practice-2012
In the beginning of August 2012 in Nicaragua there was a meeting of women's funds that work with girls and young women.
The UWF announced grants competition 2012
We invite to the competition participants of the First Step to Success Program, who have not received grants from Ukrainian Women's Fund before.
Program participnts attended the meeting of successful women-politicians of Ukraine and abroad
Three young leaders took part in the informal meeting with women-politicians and civil society activists, who work on women's participation in decision-making, development of gender policy and democratic society.
Meeting of 2012 Program winners
Meeting of this year's winners of the all-Ukrainian contest of First Step to Success young women's leadership program took place on May 31 - June 1, 2012.
Youth team of co-organizers of the 2012 winners meeting
In 2012 program participants - winners of previous years joined organizational preparations for the meeting of 2012 program winners.
Training for journalists within the Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness
Training for representatives of mass media was organized within the Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness
Announcement of the new First Step to Success-2012 contest
First Step to Success program launches annual contest for girls who wish to develop their leadership capacities, want to bring benefit to their communities and by successful.
Training on raising breast cancer awareness
On December 12, 2011 Kyiv hosted the training on raising awareness of breast cancer for active girls and young women interested in improving own knowledge and ready for further collaboration with the UWF.
Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness
We invite First Step to Success program participants to take part in in the training within the Global Initiative for breast Cancer Awareness
Results of Gender Vernissage photo contest
Selection of contest works has come to an end. We thank everybody who took part in the contest and eveluating it. The winners were selected by common vote of UWF and the program participants.
On September 2, 2011 the program participants gethered to have training on proposals writing and project management
In the beginning of September the program winners again gathered in Kyiv, this time to have training on proposals writing
Gender Vernissage photocontest gallery
We invite you to watch and comment photos that were submitted to Gender Vernissage contest
UWF announced grants competition for 2006-2010 winners
UWF announced grants competition for 2006-2010 winners
Ukrainian Women`s Fund invites to participate in mini-grants competition
Ukrainian Womens Fund announce the start of mini-grants program for winners - 2011!
Meeting of 2011 First Step to Success winners
On June 25-26 Kyiv welcomed active purposeful girls from different corners of Ukraine. They were participants of First Step to Success program, who became winners in the contest of ideas on improving lives of their local communities. The girls worry about problems of orphans, pollution, healthy life style, patriotic educations and development of modern youth culture; they have concrete plans how to influence solution of these problems.
Meeting of 2011 program winners will take place in Kyiv on June 25-26
On June 25-26 the winners of this year contest will gather in Kyiv to meet famous women, be trained and exchange experience.
PHOTO CONTEST for the program winners
We are glad to announce GENDER VERNISSAGE photo contest for winners of First Step to Success program. Authors of the most interesting photos will get awards and collections of literature on gender.
Announcement of the New Contest in the First Step to Success Program
If you have leadership abilities, wish top be useful for your community and search for personal development, we invite you to try and make the first step to success
Training on writing proposals
Ukrainian Womens Fund invited to participation in the program of mini-grants not only winners of 2010, but also the program participants of previous years. More than 30 letters of intent were sent to the competition
Ukrainian Women`s Fund invites the program winners to participate in mini-grants competition
Every year the list of First Step to Success winners is added with new girls-leaders, who are not indifferent to the destony of our country, who strive to bring changes in social life. This year the call for proposals within mini-grants competition was announced for the winners. We are waiting for interesting new ideas on improving the life of local communities.
Meeting of the contest winners on June 20-21, 2010 in Kyiv
On June 20 Kyiv gathered the girls who became the best in First Step to Success essays competition entitled: What problem do you consider important for your local community in the period of crisis and how could you help in solving it?



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