About us

We maintain grounds
We do not betray our beliefs
We do not stop
We stand under the grenades as then
We stand, and nobody will be able to overcome that persistence

It is established in 2014 on the basis of 39th Women’s Hundred of the Maidan Self-Defense Forces.

We consider our programs on the development of democratic civilian control over the security and defense sector and humanitarian programs, aimed at raising the level of political and legal culture and the evolvement of equal gender opportunities, will contribute to qualitative change in Ukraine and in the world.

We are an organization guided not only by reason and accurate calculation, but we are the organization that first and foremost perceives with its heart and soul!

For several years now, we are engaged in uniting women, who are not indifferent to their country, to change Ukraine together. Only a free woman can give birth to a free person in a free country!

Our achievements are to promote many humanitarian areas, such as provision of ATO participants and their families support, assistance to internally displaced persons, consultative and explanatory work with the population, organization of social actions, rallies and flash mobs, anti-propaganda work in the information space, and creative projects.

By encouraging the revival of political culture among citizens in our country, we create a kind of protective layer that will increase the respect for all our society’s citizens, regardless of their age, gender or nationality.


The NGO “All-Ukrainian movement 39th Hundred” (later in text - 39th Hundred) was formed by the Maidan Self-Defense Council in the middle of January 2014 on the basis of a group of women called the “11th Hundred”. The unit was quartered in the Trade Union House, the Ukraine House and the House of Officers. Since the beginning of the war with Russian Federation, members of the 39th Hundred volunteered to defend the East and South of Ukraine and to support the security and defense sector of Ukraine through informational and organizational work.

Within a few days after the creation of 39th Hundred, over 180 women sought to join. Today the organization has representatives in every region and counts more than a thousand members. The head of the 39th Hundred is Anna Kovalenko.

Members of 39th Hundred were directly engaged in the violent confrontation of 18-22 February and courageously defended the honor and dignity of our country. Throughout the Maidan demonstrations, as with other hundreds of the Self-Defence Forces, they guarded barricades and patrolled the territory. They took part in several campaigns of the Maidan Self-Defence Forces and were trained in the provision of first aid, legal and psychological protection, and the means of defense against various offensive measures.

2014 February 18—22

On 18 February, members of the 39th Hundred, along with the other hundreds of the Self-Defence Forces, left Independence Square to take up positions in the government quarter. The 39th Hundred occupied the corner of Hrushevsky Street and Kripostnyi Alley near by the side of Mariinsky Park. We stood between those who fought in the park, the peace activists and random passers-by. We provided first aid to the wounded during the bloodiest clashes. We helped to organize a special medical center in the House of Officers and took care of the wounded there.

Later, the 39th Hundred tried to break through the police barricade on Institutskaya street together with the 14th and 12th Hundreds. But the police started to attack and the 39th Hundred retreated. We returned to our position in the House of Officers until the security forces, located on Hrushevsky Street, started to attack as well.

We then divided into three groups. The first stayed in the House of Officers and took care of the dead and wounded. A second group was blocked in the basement on Hrushevsky Street, and the third group retreated to the Arsenalnaya metro station. Later, we gathered at the Trade Union House. When arsonists put fire to the building, some of our members evacuated to St. Michael’s cathedral and Ecclesia Catholica Sancti Alexandri but most stayed to help the wounded and organize resistance.

No member of the 39th Hundred was killed, though several suffered injuries in battle. Our sister Kateryna Valevska died of cancer in 2018.

Sotnik Anna Kovalenko

Anna Kovalenko, then 23, had graduated from university in theatre studies and was working as a journalist at Radio Era. She had joined the Maidan protests even before the infamous beating of the students on November 30th. At first she made an hourly radio broadcast for Radio Era, and later began to advise the revolutionaries on the Maidan. She helped to create a plan to defend the occupied administrative buildings from assault, and soon joined the 11th Hundred, before organizing the 39th Hundred of the Maidan Self-Defense Forces.


Before joining the 39th Hundred, most of the women were volunteers in the kitchen, in the medical unit or worked at the infocenter. Others joined directly with the aim to be on the barricades and to take part in the actions. The youngest member was 18 years old, the oldest was 65.

Members: Nadiya "Shark", Olena Rebryk, Vika Dika, Svitlana "Donetsk", Alisa, Julia "Flittermouse", Katya, Olena "Blondy", Natalka "Muscovite", Julia "Mother", Tatiana "Fighter".


At first, we gathered on the 2nd floor in the assembly hall of the Trade Unions Building. At night we stayed on the 7th floor in the location of 11th Hundred. We also kept a small headquarters on the second floor of the Ukrainian house. After the fire in the Trade Unions House, the 39th Hundred moved to the House of Officers.

After Euromaidan – War with the Russian Federation

Since the beginning of the war with the Russia, the 39th Hundred has helped the Ukrainian military and security forces to become stronger and more accountable to the people. In 2014, we organized volunteer support, coordinated communications between volunteers and the Ministry of Defense, and facilitated the development of logistics and strategic communications systems. Over the years, we have developed and implemented several projects like: Mobilization: Know More!, Pictures for Soldiers, Heat in ATO region, Strategic Leadership in the Security and Defense Sector (at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School), and others, including academic studies. Upon our initiative, the Center for Coordinating Prompt Assistance to the Ukrainian Army, and the SSU “Antiterror” hotline were established. Together with other NGOs, we initiated the creation of the SSU Interdepartmental Assistance Center for Citizens on Liberating Captives, Hostages and Searching of Missing Persons. Also, the 39th Hundred helped the mothers and families of servicemen, facilitating effective communication between them and government agencies. We continue to reinforce democratic civilian control and to facilitate communications between Ukrainian government agencies and the international community, in support of professional development programs for security and defense officials. Several members of the 39th Hundred have been serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2014.


Anna Kovalenko

Head of Administration

Public figure, Head of the 39th Sotnya of the Self-Defence Forces the Revolution of Dignity, journalist. Advisor to the Committee on National Security and Defense of the Verkhovna Rada. Has a unique experience in coordinating relations between Ukrainian and foreign government agencies and think tanks. In 2014-2015 Advisor to the Minister of Defense and Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Head of the Project "Strategic Leadership: Security and Defense System of Ukraine" at Kyiv Mohyla Business School. Obtains PhD at the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.

Tamara Klymenko

Head of the Supervisory Board

Head of the Supervisory Board, Head of the "Save the Future" programme. Lawyer, psychologist and eco-facilitator. An expert in the development and implementation of youth policy. She has experience in legal consulting and representation of clients in courts. She is convinced of the importance of taking into account the ecological component in the formation of strategies, programs and plans. Ecology in everything.

Anna-Maria Tchaikovska

Director of Development

Activist, student of the philosophical faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Areas of interest: logical and philosophical research, erythema as a sphere of polemics, analytical research, development and implementation of development strategies and transformational processes. She has experience of management positions in team areas of activity.

Anna Mudra

Marketing director

An educator specialized on Adult education and a marketer specialized on Brand management. Being an active participant of student exchange programs, she studied at University of Wroclaw, Jagiellonian University, University of Pecs and University of Sheffield. Author of scientific studies about the organization and the management of international educational institutions and about political branding. Author of more than 30 published works on educational topics in Polish language.

Yaroslava Kravchenko

Head of Public Relations Department

Zakhida Adylova

Head of the department of communication with foreign partners

Julia Prisada

Project Manager

Olena Rebryk

Project Manager

We in regions

Regional representations:

  • m Kryvy Rig, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - Julianna Berezutskaya
  • Zhytomyr Oblast - Lesya Zaburna, Head of the Grain of Hope Project
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - Olena Kovalenko
  • Transcarpathian Region - Adrian Matski
  • Rivne Oblast - Natalia Bednaruk
  • Donetsk Oblast - Lilia Kislytsina
  • Chernihiv region - Olena Kurovska
  • Chernivtsi - Natalya Stepanenko
  • Ternopil - Zhanna Sergeeva



Thank you for caring about the future of Ukraine! We welcome financial support as well as new members.

Financial support

As a non-profit organization, our programs are financed through grants and private donations. When donating, please consider indicating which program or programs you would like your contribution to support. In every case, you will receive a detailed report on how your contributions has been used.

Foundation in the USA is on restoration progress.


Найменування одержувача: ГО ВО 39-та та ЖІНОЧА СОТНЯ САМООБОРОНА
Код отримувача: 39285499
Рахунок отримувача: 26005053130605
Код Банку (МФО): 321842

Найменування компанії/company Name ГОВО 39-ТА ЖIНОЧА СОТНЯ САМООБОРОНИ
Рахунок компанії в банку/The bank account of the company 26002053127309
Найменування банку/Name of the bank JSC CB "PRIVATBANK", 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE
SWIFT Code банку/Bank SWIFT Code PBANUA2X
Адреса компанії/Company address UA 04070 м КИЇВ вул ПЕТРА САГАЙДАЧНОГО буд.16Б кв.19
IBAN Code UA213218420000026002053127309
Банки-кореспонденти/correspondent banks
Рахунок в банку-корреспонденті/Account in the correspondent bank 001-1-000080
SWIFT Code банка-корреспондента/SWIFTcode of the correspondent bank CHASUS33
Банк-кореспондент/correspondent bank JP Morgan Chase Bank,New York,USA
або Рахунок в банку-кореспонденті/Account in the correspondent bank 890-0085-754
SWIFT Code банку-кореспондента/SWIFTcode of the correspondent bank IRVT US 3N
Банк-кореспондент/correspondent bank The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, USA

Найменування компанії/company Name ГОВО 39-ТА ЖIНОЧА СОТНЯ САМООБОРОНИ
Рахунок компанії в банку/The bank account of the company 26006053125448
Найменування банку/Name of the bank JSC CB "PRIVATBANK", 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE
SWIFT Code банка/Bank SWIFT Code PBANUA2X
Адреса компанії/Company address UA 04070 м КИЇВ вул ПЕТРА САГАЙДАЧНОГО буд.16Б кв.19
IBAN Code UA363218420000026006053125448
Банки-кореспонденти/correspondent banks
Рахунок в банку-кореспонденті/Account in the correspondent bank 400886700401
SWIFT Code банку-кореспондента/SWIFTcode of the correspondent bank COBADEFF
Банк-кореспондент/correspondent bank Commerzbank AG ,Frankfurt am Main, Germany
АБО Рахунок в банку-кореспонденті/Account in the correspondent bank 623-160-5145
SWIFT Code банку-кореспондента/SWIFTcode of the correspondent bank CHASDEF
Банк-кореспондент/correspondent bank J.P.MORGAN AG, FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

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Соціологи та дослідники гендерної нерівності назвали жінок на війні «Невидимим батальйоном». За офіційною статистикою, участь в АТО взяли більше тисячі жінок, а з бійцями добровольчих батальйонів та волонтерами ця цифра в рази більша. Службу у ЗСУ станом на жовтень 2015 р. проходять 14,5 тис. жінок військовослужбовців та 30,5 тис. працівників Збройних сил. Вони воюють на рівні з чоловіками, гинуть, але, водночас, офіційно Україна не має ні розвідниць, ні снайперів. Під час Революції Гідності в січні 2014 року була створена 39 Жіноча сотня Самооборони Майдану. Її засновниця Анна Коваленко зазначила, що «за три дні сотня набрала більше, ніж 150 жінок. Вони брали участь у зіткненнях на вул. Грушевського, чинили опір міліції. 39 Жіноча Сотня Самооборони започаткувала програму підтримки жінок, що беруть участь АТО. Наскрізною ідеєю усіх статей і сюжетів про жінок в українській армії є те, що кожен, хто там знаходиться – герой, кожен робить свій внесок у розв’язання конфлікту, налагодження миру і цей внесок є цінним. Це об’єднує жінок, які воюють в АТО на одному рівні з чоловіками.

Я підтримую киян, які втомилися від цілодобового безладу в центрі міста. Присутність маргінальних елементів дискредитує святі ідеї революції. Більш того, Майдан в сьогоднішньому вигляді є просто подарунком для проросійської пропаганди», – заявляє сотниця Анна Коваленко.

Окрема важлива функція нашої сотні під час Майдану була - протидіяти жіночим провокаціям. Часто підсилали провокаторів-жінок, всіляких "киянок за чисте місто" або "матерів Беркуту" і так далі. Звичайно, якби наші хлопці щось почали з ними робити, це виглядало б негарно. І, власне, на таку картинку провокатори і сподівалися. Для протидії таким речам якраз і потрібна була жіноча сотня. Це була наша зона відповідальності.

Тошнит уже от этих выходок. Что вам неймется? Хоть бы головой подумали - в штабе девушки! ДЕ-ВУШ-КИ!!! Или вы расчитываете, что мы 39 Жіноча сотня самооборони м.Кривий Ріг будем боятся и разойдёмся по домам?...Не на тех нарвались!

26.03.2015 були передані ліки для наших солдат, котрі куплені на кошти зібрані з акції запуска небесних ліхтариків, «39 Жіночій сотні».


Democratic Civilian Control:
management, oversight, responsibility

Civil Control

Development of proposals for the Ukraine-NATO Annual National Programme

Developing the proposals to the SSU and intelligence agencies reformation

“Strategic Leadership: Security and Defense Sector” at KMBS

Strategic game - KMBS

2017 - Working group member on drafting a bill
on the regulation of contractual service time as a result the adopted law #5337 (4689)

We are at the scientific circles

Weekly Review of Security and Defense Sector Reforms


Civil Control

The project aims systematically to develop democratic civilian control over the security and defense forces of Ukraine. The lack of accountability of the law-enforcement agencies, special services and the military before civil society and parliament is a key problem for Ukraine, and preventing the development of a strong state and society.

Too often, defense, law-enforcement and intelligence agencies have become instruments in the hands of individual politicians or oligarchic groups. Instead of serving the interests of Ukraine, they serve the economic interests of their clients, abusing their authorities and working as paid enforcers -- “titushki”. This shameful practice must be stopped, and it can only be stopped through stronger civilian control.

The aim of the project is to develop and maintain an operational capacity to monitor the activities of the military, law enforcement and intelligence services across Ukraine through the systemic and targeted use of access to information requests, cooperation with Members of Parliament and civil society activists on the investigation of abuses, and lobbying for legislative initiatives that empower civil society to exercise oversight more effectively.

The expected outcome of the project is a new quality of interaction between civil society and the security and defense sector. Bringing the security and defense forces out of the shadows will enable the more effective use of state power, strengthen the security of all citizens and significantly reduce corruption, saving billions of hryvnias of for the taxpayer.

A project team of individuals with direct experience working with security and defense forces are currently drafting an implementation plan for this project.

This project is currently under development. It will be funded by grants and donations from individuals and commercial entities who wish to see greater transparency and respect for the rule of law in Ukraine’s military and security forces. Notably, entrepreneurs and companies suffer greatly from the abuse of police powers. All donations will be published on our website. Upon request, donors may have their name included or excluded from our published list. The annual cost and revenue report will be published.

The project is currently in its initial stage.

Development of proposals for the
Ukraine-NATO Annual National Programme

Ukraine-NATO Annual National Programme (UNANP) is like an annual academy concert for the state. You need to report on the plan of action, and show people how our state (according to announced directions) approaches NATO standards. The President approves UNANP, and the Government prepares the plan of measures for its implementation. As any document of this level, the Program identifies the most important national socio-political interests and clearly identifies the actions necessary to meet these interests. In general, the document contains 5 sections. Each respectively relates to political and economic problems; defense and military questions; resources; legal and security issues. We have investigated the document in a part of “ SSU reformation and Information Security”.

We participated in PDP educational programs as “SSU reformation and Information Security” group facilitator.

We together with the Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Institute researched the implementation of UNANP 2016 and recommendations to UNANP 2018.
Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv (Jan 2016 - Mar 2017).
Co-author of Report on Ukraine’s Implementation of the Annual National Programme 2016-2017. Wrote section on reforms to security and defence sector, participated in roundtable discussions and presentation of results

Developing the proposals to the SSU
and intelligence agencies reformation

Our state’s stability largely depends on the work of agencies, guarding our national security. Since the beginning of the war with Russia, it becomes clear that a profound transformation of Ukraine’s national security system is vital. A society has finally formed a clear request for principally other national security system, so now we have a chance to achieve and finish that, what should happen in 1991 when Ukraine inherited the security system, alien to the democratic state, from the USSR. Being originally repressive and politically intertwined, it was established under the Stalinist regime and practically did not change since then. Its main purpose is to protect the state machine interests, but not citizens. The President of Ukraine formulated his vision on the security forces transformation in a number of strategic documents: The National Security Strategy, The Concept for the Development of the Security and Defense Sector, Ukraine's Sustainable Development Strategy 2020 and the National Intelligence Program. Meanwhile, the Concept of SSU reformation has been discussing for three years, but remains non-adopted by the President of Ukraine. The attempt to establish a new security and defense system architecture of Ukraine is defined in the recently adopted Law of Ukraine “On National Security of Ukraine”. Domestic officials worked with foreign and independent Ukrainian experts over this draft law. The document, besides redistributing new functions and roles among security and defense forces, also defines the principles of democratic civilian control over the security and defense forces.

Regarding to this, one of the law innovations is creating the separate Verkhovna Rada’s Supervisory Committee over special services. The need for institutionalization of control over the most closed to the civil society the special services activity was quite obvious to foreign experts, but it simultaneously was not supported by representatives of Ukrainian special law enforcement agencies. The discussion on this issue was lengthy and fundamental. The result, obtained as the recommendations to the state leadership regarding the future Committee’s functions and tasks, has become the product of the consensus reached between independent Ukrainian and international experts on the one hand and parliamentarians on the other.

Our task is to support a social and professional dialogue on this matter.

The NATO Mission participated in the joint organization of the closed international expert seminar “Democratic oversight over special services in Ukraine”, which specially presented the study “Parliamentary oversight over special services in Ukraine”. In Kharkiv, we participated in the international seminar “Reforms of Intelligence and State Security” and presented our research “Reform of the Ukrainian Intelligence”. In May 2018, we were at the international seminar “Development of effective parliamentary control over the special services of Ukraine” and presented our study “Probable model of the separate Verkhovna Rada’s Supervisory Committee over special services”.

“Strategic Leadership:
Security and Defense Sector” at KMBS

Ukraine should create a critical mass of professional managers to implement the recently approved state strategic documents in the defense and security sector, including the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defense Bulletin. These strategies involve a fundamental transformation of existing work practices, including the establishment of effective interagency coordination. We together with KMBS organized one-year course on strategic leadership for the defense and security sector transformation, which was attended by the heads of departments dealing with system planning in defense and security sector.

More details about the project at the link below:

Strategic game - KMBS

The practice of Strategic Games is developed and introduced for program participants. It is a two-day huge game involving top government executives, foreign partners and civilian experts. The participants learned to develop state strategic decisions in conditions of high uncertainty and in a very limited time. They worked with roles and their interests, regional and global contexts, interaction in the process of defending national interests, etc.

Weekly Review of Security
and Defense Sector Reforms

13.09 Canada's military assistance to Ukraine, interview with Jill Sinclair
06.09 25 year anniversary of military intelligence in Ukraine
30.08 Reform of the security and defence sector, interview with Dr. Coyt Hargus
23.08 Military parades in Ukraine and the world
16.08 Women in the Armed Forces of Ukraine
09.08 Defensive weapons from the USA for Ukraine
26.07 Cooperation between the AFU and its international partners

We are at the scientific circles

We are active speakers and participants in professional conferences, seminars and roundtables such as the Willson Center, CSIS, Capitol Hill, NATO headquarters in Brussels, NATO Mission in Ukraine, the Institute of Peace (USA), Johns Hopkins University, Geneva Center for the Democratic Control over Armed Forces, Geneva Center for Security Policy Consortium “Partnership for Peace”, the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament, the Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Institute, Razumkov Center, KMBS, National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, and others.


"Multilateral Joint Commission Requires Coordinated Approach to Defence Reforms," (14.04.16)

"Western Assistance to the Armed Forces. How Does It Work?" (09.12.15)

"Defence Reform or 'Putting Out Fires'?" (18.01.16) resonance/369609/mo_reformy_ili_tushenie_pojarov

"SBU: Reforms Cannot Be Delayed!" (12.02.16)

"What Roadmap for the Reform of the Defence Forces?" (19.03.16) syl_oborony

"Who is to Blame for Ineffective Defence Reforms?" (13.12.15)

"NATO Deals with Radioactive Waste in Ukraine." (18.12.15)

"What Should the Ministry of Defence and General Staff do with $300 million? (08.01.16) chit_300_mln_doll_ssha

"Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence Hears Report on How Ministers of Defence Destroyed the Armed Forces" (19.05.16) tom_kak_ministry_oborony_razvalivali_vsu

Director of NATO Liaison Office Alexander Vinnikov: "Our Efforts are Concentrated on Systemic Change" (04.04.16) kov_nashi_usiliya_sosredotocheny_na_sistemnyh_podhodah

"Interview with Ann-Kristin Bjergene: 'Norway Does Not Make Special Conditions for Women Officers. We Simply Provide Good Conditions for Everybody" (09.06.16) nokofitseriv_u_nas_prosto_komfortni_umovy_dlya_profesiyinogo

"Leah Wavro: 'Transparency International is Strengthening its Activities in Ukraine on Defence Matters" (21.03.16) lyuye_svoyu_diyalnist_v_ukrayini_z_pytan_oborony_i_bezpeky

"Director of the Centre for Information and Documentation Natalia Nemyliwska: 'Russian Pro- paganda Has a Negative Effect on Ukraine" (08.04.16) lya_nemilvska_rosyiska_propaganda_vdvolka_vd_spravjnh

"Parliamentary Control over Special Services" (02.03.16)

"Security Service of Ukraine: Reforms Must Continue" (12.02.16)

Dmitry Tymchuk: 'Many People in the Minstry of Defence Pretend to be Patriots and Make Money. By Financing Certain Projects, NATO Undermines Reform in General" (27.01.16) patriotizmom_prosto_zarabatyvayut_dengi_finansiruya

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The policy of equal opportunities for women and men is a necessary basis for any society’s successful development. The 39th Hundred is an organization aiming at comprehensive upgrowth and support of gender equality in Ukraine.

As gender equality is enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine, statistics remain unsatisfactory. Unfortunately, the gender equality index that measures the country’s achievement on three indicators – reproductive health, civil rights and opportunities, as well as labor market opportunities in Ukraine, is 0.326 (61st place), which is lower than in Belarus (28st place), Kazakhstan, Libya, Albania and Vietnam. There is still a legal limit to assume a number of positions by women. The average women’s salary is lower than average male’s one by 25%. Approximately 600 women per year die from domestic violence. The UN Population Fund’s study on gender-based violence has shown that 1.1 million women per year appropriately suffer physical and sexual violence, and only 15.9% of which call to police and only 1% becomes medical and social workers’ victims. In general, there are other disappointing statistics. Double standards, stereotypes in perception and sexism are common in Ukrainian society.

We lay the basis for our state’s successful future by supporting women. It is crucial for Ukraine that women are both socially and politically active and give birth to children. We need to maintain a good abundance of children both ideologically and economically.

PROJECT 1. “Quota Promotion”

There exists a persistent behavioral pattern in which a male-manager having equal professional skills chooses to hire a male employee (or promote him). This creates an unfair bias that needs to be corrected with temporary positive discrimination. How: Control over compliance with party quotas. There should be the draft amendments to the law on liability for non-compliance with quotas. Developing a draft law on women’s quotas in public institutions. Creating a website with a gender rating for government agencies. Developing a law on tax exemptions for 50:50 private quotas. Lobbying.

Project is on initial position.

Project 2. “Together We Are Power”

It is creating horizontal ties between women’s organizations.
Why: Sharing experiences and resources. Increasing own efficiency in the activity.
How: Organizing educational trainings and events. Joint rallies. Combine databases.

Within the project, we regularly meet with organizations that care about gender equality and share experiences.

Within the project on discussing a film directed by Olga Onyshko “Maidan Women”, we were at a conference organized by the Institute of Peace and the representatives of the Atlantic Council in Washington with the report “About Maidan Women”

We also reported at the conference Ukraine’s Implementation Policy Resolution 1325 “Women. Peace. Security.”. They talked about the dynamics of implementation and the military families’ role in the war.

23 WASHINGTON, DC The SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) DC organized a screening of Women of Maidan. The film was followed by a discussion with director Olia Onyshko and special guest Anna Kovalenko, who shared behind-the-scene stories of the powerful role women played in the 2013–2014

We met and exchanged experiences with Clare Hutchinson, #NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).

Project 3

What: To abolish the regulations that restrict women’s rights to engage in certain types of work, and restrictions on applying to universities.
Why: Restrictions on a woman’s right to enter into any profession are unconstitutional.
How: Analysis of regulatory acts regarding professional restrictions. Social dialogue organization and support. Lobbying to rescind these acts.

Together with other organizations, the 39th Hundred is a member of the Ministry of Defence’s gender commission. We worked to eradicate discrimination and new opportunities for women officers in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As a result, restrictions prohibiting women from taking military positions were rescinded. In 2016, about a hundred specializations from private and sergeant to senior officers, including combat, became available for women in the army. Previously, women predominantly served as medical officers, communications officers, accountants, clerks and chefs, and so on. Now, a woman in the army can be a driver, a grenade launcher, a recon group deputy commander, an infantry combat vehicle commander, a machine gunner and a sniper.

Project 4. “SEEDS OF HOPE”

The agrarian sector of Ukraine has still not solved the issue of small and medium businesses. Unfortunately, only monopoly farmers, unlike small entrepreneurs, have the opportunity to adequately represent their country in the European and world markets. Therefore, the lack of an effective mechanism for implementing state policy on supporting small businesses at the local executive bodies level, the lack of proper legal and regulatory framework for the small businesses development, the lack of material financial resources (for example, start-up capital, own production space and equipment), and high taxes force many small entrepreneurs to engage in illegal (shady) business and stop developing properly. In particular, rural women who suffer from unequal employment opportunities are in this category. Despite the fact that rural women and their families produce about 80% of the country’s vegetable and fruit crops, about 50% of pork and 70% of dairy products consumed at the national level, they feed their families, neighbors and compatriots, and form a civil society, though their rights as producers are not protected. They are not provided with the institutional support for efficient production and distributing their products.

So, we initiate the project under the US Congress “SEEDS of HOPE” support, the main purpose of which is to develop small and medium-sized farms in Ukraine, in particular, led by female farmers producing a significant portion of fruits, vegetables and other types of food consumed in country, thus solving the various needs and issues of local food producers. Also, among the project’s objectives it is to ensure the implementation of technological processes in the small and medium-sized farms work in Ukraine, the creation of equal representation opportunities and access for female farmers to the market, stimulation of farms co-operation in accordance with the best world running business practices.

Lesya Zaburanna is leading this project. It is at an initial stage and ready to start in Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zhytomyr regions.

Стоп ейджизм

Проект: Стоп Ейджизм

На сьогоднішній день в Україні та світі існує виразна антигуманна проблема, що пов’язана зі старінням. Ідея даного проекту полягає у чиненні кроків до подолання вікових стереотипів, у презентації можливостей для літніх людей, задля кращої якості їх життя.

Наша організація прагне поширити безперервне навчання (Lifelong Learning) й на українських теренах, тим самим демонструючи несправедливість стереотипів про ейджизм.

Тому, 39-та Сотня ставить перед собою низку завдань, що в загальному вміщують: реінтеграцію людей похилого віку в життя суспільства, встановлення регіональних, національних та міжнародних контактів для обміну досвідом у галузі геронтології, ейджизму, відстоювання прав та свобод старшої категорії населення.

Наша Team сприятиме розвитку осіб похилого віку, здійснюючи для цього низку тренінгів й інших групових активностей, а також залучатиме тих, хто буде цікавитися даними заходами і доктриною зупинення ейджизму з наукової точки зору.

Ми хочемо втілити це шляхом запрошення експертів з різних регіонів України та світу в якості викладачів і практиків. Це не тільки збагатить досвід нашої країни у галузі освіти дорослих, яка вже довгий час є більш вивченою і функціонуючою на територіях, що знаходяться західніше і за океаном, але й буде слугувати тим істотним чинником, що покращить життєдіяльність значної за чисельністю демографічної групи нашої держави тож, в свою чергу, сприятиме прогресу у суспільстві.

Проект існуватиме на пожертви спонсорів та гранти. Пожертви прийматимуться, як від фізичних осіб, так і від комерційних компаній. За бажанням жертводавця, його пожертва буде названа або залишиться анонімною.

Усі учасники Programmes отримують мотивацію й натхнення для корисних змін; дістануть поштовх посприяти якіснішому способу свого життя - незалежно від власного віку; налагодять чималу кількість контактів з однодумцями; матимуть нагоду зробити малий, але дійсний внесок в українське суспільство.

Програма Збережемо майбутнє

Проект 1. Думка нації / Самопрезентація задля нації

Поточна ситуація є такою, що більшість жителів не звикла до ефективної самопрезентації, не знає, як це робити і навіщо. Але розбудова якісного майбутнього для країни неможлива без наявності подібних навичок у її мешканців. Наша організація виступає за виховання свідомих громадян, котрі знають, що мають право голосу і здатні його використовувати. Потенціал суспільства можна розкрити тільки за допомогою висловлювання тих, з кого воно складається.

Саме тому, ми маємо за мету формування політичної культури нового покоління. Перш за все, це буде відбуватись шляхом навчання формуванню власної позиції і здатності висловлювати свою думку, шляхом розвитку ораторських здібностей і заохочуванню до ставання ініціативним громадянином.

Тож ми закликаємо молодь, вік якої знаходиться між 14 і 35 роками, до безоплатної участі в комплексному проекті, що включає працю над персональним іміджем, практику публічних виступів, дискусії, освітні візити до відповідних установ, підвищення кар’єрного потенціалу, створення власного проекту й передусім - проектування себе.

Неодмінним буде застосування найкращих відомих засобів дидактики у даній сфері й залучення спеціалістів з України і з-за кордону, що збагатить рівень едукації.

Це все створює низку переваг. Окрім очевидних здобутків у вигляді збільшення майстерностей і набуття досвіду, відбудеться інтелектуальний розвиток обивателів, активізація свідомості нації, її підростаючого покоління, формування саме тієї політичної культури серед громадян, яку ми прагнемо.

Проект 2. Eco-майбутнє

Наша організація займається не лише підтримкою забезпечення мирного та вільного життя у нашому соціумі, а й бере участь в наукових і технологічних аспектах навколишнього середовища. Метою є сприяння поширенню інформації про сучасні засоби задля екологіїзастосування технологій і політики, дружньої до навколишнього середовища.