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Cooperation agreement signed between the GRB project and the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The project team works to ensure equal needs, rights and opportunities of women and men in various spheres, including the law enforcement one. The issue of gender mainstreaming in the security sector reform is becoming more and more topical not only in Ukraine, but in the whole world. Presently, the “Gender Budgeting in Ukraine” project is working with the National Guard of Ukraine and the National Police of Ukraine. The memorandum between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the GRB project was signed specifically with the aim of deepening this cooperation.

Within the framework of this cooperation, it is planned to eliminate discrimination in the budgets of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard and other central executive bodies in order to meet the needs and interests of both women and men. Trained specialists will work on the formation of budget programs.

“Signing of the document is extremely important for the security sector, since our country is pursuing the path of reforms, and gender mainstreaming in budget programs is another step towards ensuring that women and men in the security sector can have equal access to the resources of the security sector,” says Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Project manager Oksana Kyseliova stresses that the successful work that has been implemented in Ukraine over the recent years demonstrates that gender-responsive budgeting is a powerful management technology that promotes gender equality policies in all areas and ensures better targeting, efficiency and transparency in using public budget. Due to GRB budget funds are spend in the way that meets the needs of both women and men.

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