Round table

Improving women`s access to justice

5 october

 


The co-organizers of the event are: the Council of Europe Office (EU-funded project “Improving Women Acces of Justice”) and the United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine

Key speakers

  Antonina Vykhrest
  Caspar Peek
  Olena Kochemyrovska
  Stanislav Pogrebnyak
  Mariya Yasenovska
  Olena Uvarova
  Yana Sokolova
  Olena Kharytonova
  Nadiya Stefaniv

Discussion questions

  1. What barriers for access to justice for women exist in Ukraine? Are they typical for other countries too? What should be done to overcome them?
  2. Identifying categories of cases with the highest risk of discrimination.
  3. International and regional standards for protection against discrimination based on sex and gender identity: are they implemented in Ukraine?
  4. What are the ways to improve anti-discrimination legislation Ukraine and its practical implementation?
  5. Violence against women and domestic violence: is Ukraine doing enough to prevent and counteract?
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Context

Expert support of the event is provided by the Council of Europe project “Improving Women’s Access to Justice in Five Eastern Partnership Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)” is a co-operative regional initiative between the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) for the period 2015-2016 as part of the Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF).

The project aims to identify and support the removal of obstacles to women’s access to justice while also strengthening the capacity of each participating country to design measures to ensure that the justice chain is gender-responsive, with a focus on training for legal practitioners.

National studies on barriers, remedies and good practices for women’s access to justice in five Eastern Partnership countries have been published, regional conferences have gathered experts to share experience and good practices, and national training seminars have also been organised for judges and prosecutors, in partnership with national training legal institutions.