WILPF’s Ukraine project aims to counter the current dominant narrative of “pro Russia” versus “pro Maidan” camps, which has prevailed and informed policy so far.
The Ukraine project brought women from Ukraine to the Human Rights Council on two occasions to brief member states, conducted two visits to work with women’s organisations and internally displaced persons in Ukraine to better understand their perspective and analysis of the real situation.
Its report, Voices from Ukraine: Civil Society as a Driver for Peace, showed that there is the possibility of real dialogue and narrative change.
The Ukraine project subsequently brought women from Bosnia to participate in a workshop on how to organise in conflict, and build inclusivity towards a 1325 process. At the end of 2014, WILPF hired a consultant to conduct the next phase of our engagement.