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Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO

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Representatives of the NGO "Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO" took part in the international conference Just Governance for Human Security which CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation holds annually The Just Governance for Human Security conference was unique in its ability to bring together diversity, cultural and professional knowledge to tackle contemporary challenges. The unparalleled sense of community at this conference allows for open and efficient dialogue.  The main thing clearly understood after the Conference is the life quality of the community in any country depends on its consciousness, education and not indifference of its citizens. There…
How do women live and cope with difficulties in combat conditions? Change the world for the better or how women from a non-governmental organization happen to visit an international conference in the picturesque city of Caux, which is on the top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps? Blocking social networks or distracting attention? How to study at school without leaving home? There are plenty of interesting topics in the new issue.
The public consultation "Social Protection of Soldiers and their Families" held in Cherkassy on June, 12. The constructive and meaningful meeting took place in the regional council of Cherkassy. Representatives of public organizations of the region, volunteers, and members of families of fallen soldiers came at the event. It is necessary to organize, simplify and combine into a single law. Currently, offers of the public are going in different cities of Ukraine. It should be a universal bill that would contain all the answers to the pressing questions, regardless of which region they need to be addressed.   Truly effective…
Wives and mothers of soldiers are faith, love, expectations, loyalty, pain, joy, appreciation of each moment, a lot of responsibilities and labor, choking and sometimes unwillingness to live and unbearable fatigue.These women are wonderful, despite the painted gray hair and deep, wise and often wet eyes.   30 of these women visited the wonderful city of Cherkassy on June, 11-12. Why namely Cherkassy? Because if you want to get acquainted with the real Ukraine - then go to Cherkassy. Sincerity, hospitality, sense of unity of its locals give to women confidence in the future, give strength to live, help them…
The program "Weekend Trips" 2017 has started!  The first city where we went this year was Lviv. The trip was aimed at spiritual renewal of women and children who lost their fathers, husbands, and sons during the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine. 22 women and 11 children felt the hospitality and atmosphere of the ancient city, met with its legends, woven mandala, talked with a psychologist and supported each other. Care, hospitality and human attitude of locals have repeatedly caused tears of joy in the eyes of mothers who did not wait for their children from war.  …
Gender stereotypes, low self-esteem of women, physical, sexual and psychological violence, psychological trauma of war, ignorance of their rights and mechanisms for their implementation - all these lead to a low level of women civil activity, a lack of women represented at decision-making levels. It not only contradicts the democracy principles but also reduces the efficiency of public administration. Taking into account this problem, the NGO "Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO" is launching a new initiative to set up the Women Resource Center in 2018 in Kyiv. The Center will promote the women empowerment, provide…