6 Promote gender equality and empower women

Where we are?


Promoting gender equality is a challenge in Ukraine. Achieving gender parity within authorities and public administration remains a critical task despite the successes  changes at the legislative and institutional levels. After the elections in 2014, the number of female Members of Parliament increased to 9.4 percent of the total. Women account for 12 percent of oblast council members, 23 percent of district council members, 28 percent of city council members, 51 percent of village council members and 46 percent of settlement council members. An average wage gap between men and women of about 23 percent is another manifestation of gender inequality. Positive changes require stronger political will. 

UNDP's work in Ukraine

Gender ration among the members of the Parliament of Ukraine, % of women

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Targets for MDG3
  1. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015
    • Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
    • Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
    • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament