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Contacts

Alyona Gerasimova

country director
agerasimova@pactworld.org

Christine de Guzman

senior program officer
cdeguzman@pactworld.org

Pact and its local partners are playing a major part in two of Ukraine's most critical struggles—for democracy, and against HIV/AIDS.

Since 2008, Pact has supported local pro-reform civil society organizations working to promote government transparency and accountability, European integration and civic involvement. These civil society partners played a key role in Ukraine’s recent Euromaidan revolution, and today, they are leading the country’s post-revolution reform efforts. 

Public exhibition of political artwork in Ukraine.

Funded by USAID, Pact’s RESPOND project worked in Ukraine from 2012 to 2017 to improve the quality of HIV and AIDS services targeting key populations and their partners, and to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian institutions and organizations to deliver quality HIV programs. By applying a mix of our trademark approaches—technical assistance, organizational capacity development and systems strengthening—we've ensured that local organizations are equipped to confidently lead the way in Ukraine's fight against HIV.

 

Stories and Highlights

The ENGAGE project in Ukraine

July 18, 2018
USAID/ENGAGE is implemented by Pact in Ukraine with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This video was made possible by the generous support of the American...

With post-revolution civic education, a Pact partner helps build a democratic generation in Ukraine

June 1, 2018
By Yuliia Kurnyshova and Paul Shields Polina Verbytska is passionate about civic education. She has been working to improve it in Ukraine for much of her career and believes its importance can’t be...

For a hard-to-reach population in Ukraine, innovative online HIV outreach proves critical

January 30, 2018
Roman Marchenko has dedicated years of his life to LGBTI activism. It's a community he knows well, yet even he was surprised at the difficulty his HIV treatment and prevention organization had in...

Through capacity development, a once-small Ukrainian NGO leads in HIV services

January 30, 2018
Although Olena Ovsyannikova was the head of a well-established HIV services NGO, she’d never heard of the concept of organizational development before.

Blind computer literacy trainer breaks down employment stereotypes

November 1, 2016
With help from Pact's UNITER project, Maksym Zadorozhnyi is charting a fresh course for disabled people in Ukraine.

Pottery and empowerment: A new beginning for a Ukrainian woman living with HIV

July 7, 2016
In her late 30s, Olha is a self-employed beginner potter. She dreamed up the idea of opening a pottery studio last year when she attended Studio of Opportunities, a livelihoods program for women...

Champions of Democracy: Pact, Partners Make History in Ukraine

March 28, 2016
In partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Pact launched its UNITER program in 2008 to support local civil society organizations working to promote democracy, government...
Access to Justice community meeting

Helping vulnerable people exercise their voice, access their rights

December 10, 2015
"Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." That’s the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day. At Pact, we believe all individuals are entitled to fair treatment under the law and protection from harm. That’...

In Ukraine, Pact partners make history, usher in democracy

November 13, 2015
Strengthened by Pact, Ukrainian civil society organizations played a critical part in the country's Euromaidan revolution. Now, Pact's partners are leading post-revolution reform efforts.

With Pact’s help, ‘Ukraine’s Jon Stewart’ promotes tolerance, critical democratic reforms

October 29, 2015
Two years ago, most Ukrainians had never heard of Roman Vintoniv. Now he rarely goes a day without a stranger on the street recognizing his black-framed glasses and signature blonde mustache and...