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A solemn event on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation was held by the All-Ukrainian Non-Governmental Organization "Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO" at the Kyiv City Council.   On this day, people all over the world traditionally remember those who perished for peace and quiet life for their children during the Second World War. However, today, when we are fighting the invader in our country for the fourth year, the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation is of a particular importance. That is why our goal was to honour the mothers of the…
On December 23, 2017 in Kyiv City Palace of Veterans, on the eve of New Year celebration the New Year miracle event was held.New Year and Christmas are family holidays when the family is gathered at the festive table. Usually, New Year events of the Children and Youth Service of Kyiv City Administration are intended only for children from ATO families. However, on those days mothers who will never see their children are more likely to feel the pain of losing their sons. Sadness, calamity, and despair fill the hearts of Hero families. At the initiative of mothers of fallen…
Poltava region has always been famous for its hospitality. So this year Gogol's land hospitably met our women. We were present at the wedding according to the ancient Ukrainian customs, tasted galushky (traditional Ukrainian dish similar to dumplings) cooked by exclusive recipes; listened to the sopilka (Ukrainian music instrument) under Shevchenko's oak, visited Dyikanka and Gogol's birthplace. Thanks to the women from Poltava branch of "Association of Wives and Mothers of Soldiers Participating in ATO" for a wonderful organization of this unforgettable journey.
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…
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