November 28, 2021


Only The Finest Women

14 young women leaders from Poltava region have joined the training programme on participation in development and decision-making processes at local level

These days, on 5 November 2021, the Council of Europe* in partnership with Poltava Oblast Council has launched a pilot implementation of the training programme, designed dependent on the Council of Europe toolkit** for regional authorities and non-governmental organisations aimed at enhancing young women’s and girls’ participation in political and community conclusion-creating processes at nearby amount.

The training programme will be carried out all over November 2021 and will include the subsequent topics:

  • Human rights and gender equality
  • Participation in community and political life at regional and local amounts
  • Leadership and acquiring good results
  • Advocacy fundamental principles
  • Political and public engagement: contacts and alternatives
  • Venture management principles

At the opening ceremony, the individuals ended up welcomed by Oleksandr Lemeshko, To start with Deputy Chair of Poltava Oblast Council, Tetyana Yurchenko, Member of Poltava Oblast Council, Inna Zubar, Task Supervisor at the Council of Europe project “Supporting the transparency, inclusiveness and integrity of electoral exercise in Ukraine” and Volodymyr Kebalo, Senior Venture Officer at the Council of Europe task “Strengthening civil participation in democratic determination creating in Ukraine”.

The initially session of the schooling programme is devoted to human rights and gender equality, so the individuals at this extremely second are mastering in an interactive format about worldwide files and expectations in the industry of human legal rights and gender equality, nationwide mechanism for guaranteeing equivalent rights and possibilities for females and guys, gender stereotypes, sexism and its varieties, discrimination, its forms and forms, as properly as legal mechanisms for security of violated rights. The schooling is led by Oleksandra Holub, lawyer and founder of the Ukrainian NGO Women’s Legal rights Protection League “Harmony of Equals”.

Tomorrow, on 6 November 2021, the contributors will teach their expertise essential for further participation and lively engagement in general public and political everyday living at area and regional amounts with Leontiy Shypilov, election expert, PhD in Regulation, member of the Central Election Fee of Ukraine in 2018-2019. The teaching session will address, in certain, the pursuing matters: the constitutional fundamentals of the Ukraine as a state method of point out bodies: status, powers, division of features and competencies construction and powers of nearby self-governance bodies instruments and strategies to include citizens in the process of community and political selection-producing at local/regional degree civil participation in the advancement of community self-governing administration and neighborhood/region.

The instruction programme of the Council of Europe, remaining piloted in Poltava, is aimed to aid the contributors to teach the expertise and traits vital for even further active engagement in neighborhood public and political everyday living, which include skills desired for the improvement and implementation of participants’ possess projects at community amount, effective conversation, interpersonal interaction, teamwork, management attributes, recognition about general public, political, and electoral processes.

* Piloting of the Toolkit is executed in cooperation and with the help of the Council of Europe assignments “Supporting the transparency, inclusiveness and integrity of electoral exercise in Ukraine” and “Strengthening civil participation in democratic choice building in Ukraine”

** The toolkit was created with the assist of the Council of Europe undertaking “Supporting the transparency, inclusiveness and integrity of electoral observe in Ukraine”, carried out in just the framework of the Council of Europe Motion Prepare for Ukraine for 2018-2022