Ukrainian Ambassador and Member of Parliament join OSCE Secretary General to discuss Ukraine Crisis at Georgetown event


Realizing Women, Peace and Security in Ukraine

What: This virtual event features Ukrainian women working at the highest policy levels and on the frontlines in conversation with the OSCE Secretary General about women’s roles in the Ukraine crisis. They will discuss how the war has impacted Ukrainian women and girls, and how Ukrainian women are leading across politics, defense, protection, and humanitarian response. This virtual event is hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

When: Monday, May 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Where: Live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live


·      Amb. Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States

·      Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

·      Yevheniia Kravchuk, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada)

·      Olha Aivazovska, Chairwoman of the Board, Civil Network OPORA

·      Kateryna Cherepakha, President, La Strada Ukraine

·      Natalia Karbowska, Director of Strategic Development, Ukrainian Women’s Fund

·      Moderated by Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

 Media should RSVP to for the livestream link. There will be a live Q&A session during the event. After the event we can provide a rough transcript, event recording, and photos upon request. 



Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.
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