The International Association "Eurostrategy" acted as a partner in organizing a consultative meeting with leaders of public organizations and local deputies in the framework of the all-Ukrainian social project "Women are 50% of Ukraine's success." Initially, the project involved two areas - Vinnytsia and Lviv, and a year later joined the Kirovograd, Kharkiv and Zaporozhye. Now the activists of the organization "Vidkrita Suspinstvo" intend to spread the ideas of the project in the Odessa and Zhytomyr regions. The project assumes the strengthening of women's political rights through the representation of women in the media as initiators of change, popularization of role models of women's leadership.
According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2015, Ukraine ranks 107 out of 142 countries in matters of political gender equality. In recent years, the gender index in Ukraine is gradually increasing. But, unfortunately, such changes were insignificant. Such statistics demonstrate the importance of implementing the project "Women are 50% of Ukraine's success" both in the Odessa region and in Ukraine as a whole.
The need to develop an effective strategy to support women's initiatives within the framework of the meeting united representatives of different political forces. So, two leaders of the factions of the City Council, the leader of the Ukrainian Maritime Party organization Svetlana Osaulenko and the leader of the faction "Trust the Cases", Irina Kutsenko, took an active part in the discussion. The participants considered the possibilities of popularization of successful women politicians, necessary for activating women's leadership in politics.