Commissioner for gender policy appointed Kateryna Levchenko. This is stated in the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine # 90-p dated 14 February 2018.
Levchenko since 1997 head of the international women’s rights center “La Strada – Ukraine”.
Gender equality is an obligation of Ukraine in the framework of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.
Introduced the post of Commissioner in June 2017. In November last year announced a contest.
In the report of the Commission on gender equality, promulgated by the Council of Europe in 2017, stated that the decision-making level, the number of women in Ukraine is among the lowest in Europe, only 6.3%.