Gender Analysis of the Situation in Ukraine

Authored by: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Mass Atrocities, Migration, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Ukraine
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2022
Citation: "Gender Analysis of the Situation in Ukraine." NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. April 2022.

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Executive Summary

The gendered impact of the conflict in Ukraine is influenced by the unique demographic profile of the country, which includes large numbers of older women, women and girls with disabilities, internally displaced women and girls, women-headed households, stateless women and girls, and women living with HIV. Ukraine has the largest percentage of older persons affected by conflict in a single country, the majority of whom (close to five million) are women. Drawing on the expertise developed over the past decade, particularly in response to the conflict in eastern Ukraine that began in 2014, women’s civil society networks have significantly expanded their operations and ability to respond to the crisis, including by leveraging digital tools.