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The Ministry of Internal Affairs discussed the impact of gender within the security sector reform (PHOTO)

20th September 2017, 14:12

Today, September 20, the Interior Ministry held a meeting between Anastasia Deeva, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs for European Integration and UN international consultants.

The parties discussed the development of an inclusive culture and the opposition of patriarchal norms in the security and defense sector. Anastasia Deeva noted the relevance of the topic of gender equality in the sphere of security.

"I want to thank the UN women for understanding our situation and softly helping us solve our problems," said the Deputy Minister of the Interior Ministry.

Emmicki Roos noted that despite the fact that the number of women in the security sector remains small, the last few years there has been a positive statistics.


The UN consultant paid special attention to the issues of discrimination and sexual harassment, not only against women, but also against men. "Despite the fact that women are more likely to suffer from discrimination, there is also some discrimination against men when it comes to parental leave, because during the antiterrorist operation men are not given leave to take care of the child," stressed Emmicki Roos.

The parties concluded that the creation of an inclusive culture is the important step to remove obstacles to the full integration of women in security institutions. Anastasia Deeva thanked the speaker and stressed that the Ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to begin work on this important area.


Under the guidance of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Integration, a strategy will be developed including all the recommendations of the UN international consultants.

"When we clearly see the problem, we understand how to solve it" - the Deputy Minister said.

Deprtment of Communiction of the MoIA