Pre-Election Gender Need Assessment Mission in Ukraine

Gender Concerns International between January 14-18, conducted a successful Pre-Election Gender Need Assessment Mission (PEGNAM) in Kyiv, Ukraine. Director Sabra Bano met with various stakeholders to learn about the electoral processes, media coverage, engagement of civil society organisations and position of international community. Meetings included The Central Election Commission, the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, representatives of Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" as well as local civil society organizations such as Committee of Voters of Ukraine and Civil Network OPORA. Ms. Bano also met with delegations of various diplomatic missions to Ukraine such as, The Embassy of the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Delegation at European Union, OSCE and Council of Europe . Gender Concerns International is preparing its PGNAM report and shall release its findings as well as recommendations concerning the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ukraine.