Over 50,000 Ukrainian women fighting at frontline – vice-speaker
More than 50,000 Ukrainian women are fighting for the peace and security of the whole of Europe on the military front in Ukraine.
The Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Olena Kondratiuk, said this during her speech at the VI Ukrainian Women's Congress, Ukrinform reports.
"More than 50,000 Ukrainian women in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are fighting for peace and security throughout Europe today. I am proud that a third of our army is made up of strong and brave women," said the vice-speaker.
She noted that this is one of the highest indicators among all armies of NATO countries.
"This suggests that women can build, develop, teach, have a successful career, raise children, and, if necessary, protect their families and state. This new reality and opportunity for women must be recognized and cannot be overestimated. You have to use them," Kondratiuk stressed.
On November 28, the sixth Ukrainian Women's Congress, "Values during War," will be held in Kyiv. The event is dedicated to the challenges faced by women during the war and the values with which the Ukrainian and world communities overcome these challenges.
This year, more than 50 speakers will gather in Kyiv. They will take part in 4 discussion panels and four special events on the topics "Leadership of Ukrainian women during the war," "Experience of the Polish women's movement," "Women and values," "Women, peace, security," "Women in Local Government," "Women, War and the Media," and "Women and Human Rights."
Among the speakers of the Sixth Ukrainian Women's Congress is First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Olena Kondratiuk, Minister of Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina, people's deputies, heads of charitable and public organizations, and lawyers.