Christine de Guzman
senior program manager
Women Leading Response and Recovery in Ukraine
This project is strengthening the UK’s contribution to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda by supporting and bolstering the active contribution that women, women’s rights organizations and excluded groups are making in their communities and on the frontline of the response during the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. The project is empowering women's rights organizations to advance a localized and inclusive WPS agenda, to meet the urgent identified needs of women, girls and excluded groups in the communities they serve, including older women and women with disabilities, and to improve social cohesion, community services and coordination with humanitarian and recovery efforts. The project is also enabling women's rights organizations and wider actors to continue to identify those with specific needs for humanitarian assistance and to provide lifesaving gender-based violence prevention and response.
Ukraine Public Health Systems Recovery and Resilience (PHS R&R)
This project will strengthen the government of Ukraine’s capacity to respond to public health shocks, sustain critical public health services during crisis, and expand mental health support to veterans and conflict-affected populations. In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the project will focus on public health challenges resulting from the war, including humanitarian health needs; increased demand for community-based mental health services, including support for survivors of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence; and continuity of care for displaced and mobile populations.
Community Action for HIV Control
This project is accelerating Ukraine’s efforts to achieve HIV epidemic control by 2030 by improved prevention, testing and linkages to care among key populations. It is helping people living with HIV to know their status and be linked to HIV care, in order to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Ukraine.
Women Included: Nurturing Growth and Security (WINGS)
The WINGS project offers a comprehensive, tailored package of services targeting rural, marginalized and vulnerable women to enhance their economic security by enabling their success as employees and entrepreneurs. Working in four regions – Lviv, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Poltava – WINGS focuses primarily on rural women, who face additional barriers to fulfilling their personal and economic potential due to negative stereotypes, limited access to resources and constrained employment opportunities. The project is creating a competitive, innovative, sustainable environment for the growth of women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises and providing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. WINGS targets women who face multi-dimensional vulnerabilities, specifically survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, women who have served prison sentences, women living with HIV, women living with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women affected by the conflict, women with partners in the military and women veterans. WINGS engages with men and community influencers to encourage shifts in the social and cultural norms that undermine women and perpetuate negative stereotypes.
Women of Ukraine: Heard, Capable and Resilient
This project is working to increase the fulfilment of human rights for women and girls, and to advance gender equality in Ukraine. The project will build the capacity of women’s rights organizations and support advocacy campaigns through the delivery of small grants. The project promotes inclusion of the women’s movement into a broader reform agenda and national development processes by engaging a diverse range of stakeholders, including non-government organizations, local authorities, key decision makers, media, trade unions and religious organizations.
Pact’s ENGAGE program, which stands for Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement, aims to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in civic activities at the national, regional and local levels. Beginning in Fall 2016, ENGAGE’s goals are to increase civic education, promote democratic reforms through local coalitions, improve the capacity of civil society organizations and ensure sustainability of civic engagement in Ukraine. In addition, ENGAGE seeks to promote inclusion of marginalized groups and build demand for fundamental European values.