Fourteen Administrative Service Centres are providing quality administrative and social services to more than 170,000 residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (63 per cent women).
Seven Citizens’ Advisory Bureaus have rendered administrative, psychological and legal aid services to 63,560 conflict-affected people (40,112 women). The network of bureaus has expanded its presence to 285 cities, towns and villages in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Thirty-nine Public Councils are providing consultative and advisory forums to foster civic participation in the development, implementation and monitoring of local policies and programmes. To date, over 400 recommendations have been implemented for infrastructure rehabilitation, enhancing livelihoods and social cohesion.
Seven conflict-affected communities benefitted from gender-sensitive Social and Economic Development Strategies, developed with public participation. In addition, seven Local Gender Coordination Councils have been established to ensure that gender is mainstreamed into local programmes.
The first Gender Accessibility Audit of health, social and education facilities in Kramatorsk city has been conducted. This led to a four-fold increase in the budgetary allocation for the accessibility programme for women and men with disabilities.