November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – the jumping-off point for a global movement to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – which calls for the prevention of violence against women and girls.

According to the United Nations, nearly one in three women have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their lives.

As part of the 16 Days of Activism 2023, Alinea is sharing some of the impacts of the Police Stabilization Project (PSP) and how it builds on earlier project efforts by the Canada-Ukraine Police Development Project (CUPDP) to address current challenges related to the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, PSP has expanded on a foundation of trust with Ukrainian partners since 2015, which helped foster a new police culture in Ukraine. PSP aims to enhance the National Police of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to effectively respond to new community demands following the ongoing full-scale war with Russia.

The impact summary for PSP outlines key policy and focus areas and results achieved – which directly benefit Ukrainian citizens, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.

Impact Summary: Police Stabilization Project