Canada announces support to improve safety and economic opportunities for women and most vulnerable in Ukraine

Canada is unwavering in its support for Ukraine as it secures its future as a stable, democratic and prosperous country. This includes supporting the Government of Ukraine to enhance the economic security of women, especially those affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Today, in a meeting with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced 4 projects totalling over $25 million to support the economic empowerment of rural women, internally displaced persons, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in Ukraine. This follows a recent announcement that Canada is providing $7 million to increase security and protection from sexual and gender-based violence for women and girls across Ukraine.

Key development partners will implement these projects to support an inclusive and sustainable economic growth by giving opportunities to those populations across the country.