The MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Natalia Korolevska stated this during parliamentary hearings on the topic of combating discrimination against women from socially vulnerable groups.
A separate important topic for discussion was the issue of increasing the role and influence of women on state-important decision-making, in particular, on the process of achieving peace in Ukraine, as well as establishing social protection for vulnerable categories of citizens.
“Unfortunately, in Ukraine, many women can be classified as socially vulnerable – mothers of many children, women with disabilities, Romany, forced migrants... But at the same time, women are the last hope of Ukraine. Today they unite the country – they give birth and bring up children, serve in the army, work in a combat zone – in state bodies, social services, hospitals, schools, kindergartens. It turns out that, on the one hand, women need to be protected and supported, and on the other hand, they should be given more opportunities to influence the processes in the country,” the opposition deputy prime minister said.
She noted that today it is very important for women to unite, discard ambitions and political differences in order to get more opportunities to solve existing problems. And there is such a precedent – this was held last week by the Kyiv Global Summit “Women. Peace. Security”. During the constructive dialogue organized by women, representatives of various political forces, public organizations and foreign politicians agreed to create a Platform for reconciliation and reintegration, as well as a Working Group on the restoration and provision of social protection for people affected by the hostilities.
“Today it is important not only to provide women with social protection, but also to involve them in peacemaking processes, to ensure the quota principle of the presence of women in power. We, women, must use our right to influence the processes, take responsibility for the fate of people, do everything in our power to ensure social protection of citizens and restore peace in the country!” Natalia Korolevska said.