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Alyona Gerasimova

country director

Christine de Guzman

senior program manager

Pact and its local partners are making a difference in some of Ukraine's most critical struggles—for democracy, for women's rights and for HIV epidemic control.

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 so-far reforms, and today, they are leading the country’s continued reform efforts. With funding from USAID, Pact's ENGAGE project is increasing civic education, promoting democratic reforms through local coalitions and ensuring lasting civic engagement in Ukraine. In addition, ENGAGE is building inclusion of marginalized, hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups.

With funding from Global Affairs Canada, Pact is also advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls in Ukraine. We are building the capacity of women’s rights organizations, supporting advocacy campaigns and promoting inclusion of the women’s movement into a broader reform agenda and national development processes. Pact also helps rural, marginalized and vulnerable women to improve their economic security by enabling their success as employees and entrepreneurs. 

Pact's newest project in Ukraine is accelerating efforts to achieve HIV epidemic control by 2030 by improved prevention, testing and linkages to care among key populations. Pact and its partners are helping people living with HIV to learn their status and get appropriate HIV care.

Stories and Highlights

HIV in Ukraine: Achievements, challenges and a new action plan

September 20, 2022
Eighty-three representatives of NGOs, community organizations, Ukrainian government, donors and international organizations have developed a joint resolution detailing achievements, challenges,...

How Russia’s war impacts the lives of Ukrainian women: Key findings

September 20, 2022
In Ukraine, Pact partners with more than 70 local women's rights organizations across the country. The Women Included: Nurturing Growth and Security (WINGS) project strengthens women’s economic...

Pact and partners hold forum on building the sustainability of HIV services during the war in Ukraine

August 30, 2022
The USAID-funded Community Action for HIV Control project, led by Pact, rallied representatives of civil society, the government and donor organizations in Ukraine to highlight achievements and...

Amid war and hardship, I’ve seen so much resilience: Pact’s Ukraine country director reflects

May 18, 2022
I was asleep when the phone rang around 5 a.m. on Feb. 24. “It’s started,” I heard my son’s voice say. I knew immediately what he meant. The United States and the UK had been warning for months that...

After Russia’s invasion, Pact and partners provide humanitarian assistance for Ukrainians affected by war

May 16, 2022
When Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24, Iryna Trokhym and her colleagues were holding a three-day training in Lviv for women’s rights organizations from across the country’s western regions. Sixteen...

Pact to lead effort to strengthen Ukraine’s health resilience and protect citizen health in wake of war

May 13, 2022
The U.S. Agency for International Development has selected Pact to lead the Ukraine Public Health Systems Recovery & Resilience (PHS R&R) project, a five-year, $45 million effort to protect...

The WINGS project: Natalia Prokopchuk's story

April 12, 2022
The WINGS project (Women Included: Nurturing Growth and Security) offers a comprehensive, tailored package of services targeting rural, marginalized and vulnerable women in Ukraine to enhance their...

The WINGS project: Alyona Buriak's story

March 30, 2022
The WINGS project (Women Included: Nurturing Growth and Security) offers a comprehensive, tailored package of services targeting rural, marginalized and vulnerable women in Ukraine to enhance their...
A learning event that was part of RESPOND, a USAID/PEPFAR-funded HIV program that Pact implemented in Ukraine from 2012-17. Credit: Pact.

Pact and partners launch new USAID project to accelerate Ukraine’s HIV epidemic control

November 30, 2021
Pact has launched a new project to accelerate Ukraine’s efforts to achieve HIV epidemic control by 2030 through improved prevention, testing and linkages to care among key and priority populations....