Non-Governmental Centre “Women’s Perspectives”
Centre “Women’s Perspectives” was established on April 6, 1998.
Our mission: upholding women’s rights and supporting equal rights and possibilities of women and men in all areas of life.
Our activities aim at:
• implementing gender policy in Ukraine;
• combating violence against women and domestic violence;
• increasing the competitiveness of women on the labour market;
• promoting women’s participation in decision-making processes in Ukraine.
During the past 21 years, we have implemented more than 120 projects, helped more than 9,000 clients, conducted sociological research, collaborated with the local authorities, provided legal, educational and informational support to various actors.
Our aim is Ukraine where each woman’s rights are respected.
Our priorities for action
Ensuring gender equality
- integration of a gender perspective into the work of both state actors and NGOs;
- women’s equal participation in decision-making processes at all levels;
- combating gender discrimination in the labour market;
- women’s participation in entrepreneurship.
Combating domestic violence
We uphold the rights of victims of violence and provide them with the necessary services. Additionally, we support:
- expansion of state services aimed at victims of violence that would comply with international standards;
- victims’ unrestricted access to justice;
- implementation of international standards in the cases on domestic violence;
- ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).
Combating human trafficking
We uphold the rights of victims of human trafficking and provide them with the necessary services. Additionally, we support:
- expansion of state services aimed at victims of human trafficking that would comply with international standards;
- implementation of international standards in the cases on human trafficking.
Assisting women’s and human rights organisations
We support integration of a gender perspective and promotion of women’s and children’s rights in the work of grassroots organisations and assist newly emerged initiatives.
To ensure the quality of our services we also focus on the organisational development
- improving and expanding our services;
- expanding the target groups;
- undergoing quality management certification and certification of training programs;
- bringing services closer to the people;
- increasing the autonomy of the organisation;
- enhancing the personnel’s professional development.